Admission and Tuition



Please click here to download a copy of the 2017-2018 Gan Aliyah application. 




Age Eligibility:  Gan Aliyah Preschool enrollment is open to children who are at least 1 year 10 months old as of September 1, 2017. 

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. 

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 rate of $1,610 per year (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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3-day Toddler Program:  2's and Almost 2's       

5-day Preschool Program:  3's, 4's and Pre-K

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:  9 am - 12 pm

Monday through Friday:  9 am - 12 pm

Members:  $5,552          Non-members:  $7,162

Members:  $6,582    Non-members:  $8,192


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!

Join Us

Did you know...?

In celebration of Rabbi Perkins’ more than 25 years at Temple Aliyah, here is this week's question: Do you know how many books are in the Rabbi’s Office library at the synagogue? If you guessed 1,223 you would be correct! What would you add to your own home library to round it out Jewishly? Here are some suggested books you might want to consider.

Want to learn more fun facts about Temple Aliyah? Click here!

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 2017-18.