Admission Information







Age Eligibility:  Gan Aliyah Preschool enrollment is open to children who are at least 1 year 6 months old as of September 1, 2019. 

Applications:  An Application Form and a $500 deposit along with a copy of the child's birth certificate must be submitted to begin the admissions process. 

Young Toddler Class: This class meets on a Tuesday/Thursday schedule and is for children 18-24 months old who will experience a school day without their parent or grownup, possibly for the first time. Please contact Debbi Fendell at 781-444-8522 for more information, to have a tour and to apply!

Acceptance:  Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status on a rolling basis.  Toilet training is not a requirement for enrollment in the school.


Preschool Family Membership

Families who would like to join Temple Aliyah are welcomed with a special annual rate (membership year is from July to June). 

Sibling Tuition Discounts

Families who enroll two or more children for the same school year will receive a 10% discount on tuition for the second and each additional child. 

Financial Assistance Policy

Families who would like to request financial assistance may contact Debbi Fendell, Director of Early Childhood Education, [email protected], 781-444-8522.


All families are warmly welcomed to apply, regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, or sexual orientation.   


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School Day 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Additional Hours


Early Morning Drop Off 

8:00 - 9:00 am

Lunch Bunch

12:00 -1 pm

Extended Day/Stay & Play 

 Pick up at 3:00 pm








Temple Aliyah Welcomes You!

Temple Aliyah is an egalitarian Conservative congregation in Needham, Massachusetts, with a warm and inviting atmosphere.  We are a dynamic and diverse community that embraces people of all ages, backgrounds and lifestyles.  With the guidance of Rabbi Carl Perkins, we encourage our members to enrich their Jewish lives, to enhance their Jewish identities, and to engage in lifelong learning.

Join us for Shabbat services and schmooze during kiddush following services. Check out the exciting Temple Tots programming for our youngest members.  Attend the Rabbi's Adult Education classes. Participate in one of our many Social Action projects. Become a member of our Sisterhood or Men's Club.    

Not a member?  We invite your family to join our family!

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Did you know...?

Did You Know that Cantor Gloth met his wife, Bina Carr, in USY? We join in wishing Cantor Gloth and Bina a very happy 24th anniversary this year and thank USY for bringing them together! Temple Aliyah is a member of NERUSY – the New England Region of United Synagogue Youth, one of the largest regions in North America. “If you’re interested in learning more about our youth programs for grades 2-12, contact Alex Maslow, Temple Aliyah’s Director of Youth Engagement.

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If you have a fun fact about Temple Aliyah you’d like to share with our community, please email [email protected].

Shabbat and Weekday Services


Shabbat Morning Services  9:15 am
Sunday Morning Minyan* 9:00 am
Monday Morning Minyan   7:00 am
Weekday Evening Minyan 7:30 pm

* During the summer, minyan meets on Monday morning, and Tuesday and Thursday evenings.


Under the direction of our Adult Education Committee and as part of our commitment to lifelong learning, Temple Aliyah offers a wide range of opportunities for our members and others to enrich their Jewish lives throughout education.  Click here to see all of our current Adult Education offerings.

Sisterhood welcomes all women of our community, sharing our passion for Judaism, our families and ourselves. We invite you to learn more about becoming part of our amazing community. Whether you're looking for camaraderie, spiritual connection, social action, or the opportunity to get involved, Sisterhood is here for you. Click here to see our full calendar of events for 2018-19.