Holidays/High Holidays

Thank you for joining us to welcome 5780!


We had such fun singing, dancing, and listening to stories with you on Rosh Hashannah & Yom Kippur.

We look forward to seeing you again soon at our regularly scheduled school year programming!

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Young Families High Holiday Services & Preschool Programming 2019/5780

We are thrilled to offer our popular High Holiday programming for young families, ages 0-5 years! See details for programming and registration below. 

*Please note, space is limited. All families are required to register for programming by September 13th. 

  • Young Family High Holiday Services (Ages 0-5 years, with Adult)
  • High Holiday Preschool Programming (Ages 2-5 years but not yet in Kindergarten, Drop-Off)
  • Babysitting (Ages crawlers - 23 months, Drop Off)
  • Family Space (Ages 0-5, with Adult)
  • Nursing Room (Nursing Mothers and their Babies) 

Young Family High Holiday Services: Ages 0-5 with Adult


Join us for our much-loved, fun-filled Young Families High Holiday Services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur! Come celebrate this special time of year with your children in our series of professionally-led, family-friendly services. Our Shabbat Educator, Devora Rohr, will lead us in family-friendly programs that include singing, movement, stories, and puppet play, just right for our youngest friends! Families interested in Jewish family programming throughout the year should be sure to join us, to meet other young families and learn more about our fun-filled year ahead! Services are followed by snack and social time to meet other families in our warm and welcoming community space.

These family-friendly services are free for all Temple Aliyah members and Gan Aliyah Preschool families, as well as families with tickets to services in the main sanctuary. Prospective member families or guests of Temple Aliyah members are warmly welcomed to attend at the nominal cost of $54/family for all 3 services. All families must pre-register for these services.

Rosh Hashanah

Monday, September 30,  9:30-10:30 am
Tuesday, October 1, 9:30-10:30 am

Yom Kippur

Wednesday, October 9, 9:30-10:30 am

Register your family for services here.

Pre-registration is required by September 13 for ALL families.

Babysitting: Crawling Babies through Age 23 months, Drop Off 

High Holiday Preschool Programming: Ages 2 - 5 years (but not yet in Kindergarten), Drop Off


Parents can enjoy services in the main sanctuary while their little ones stay with qualified caregivers. Babies who are crawling through age 23 months can stay with qualified caregivers in the synagogue library. Preschoolers (ages 2-5) can participate in our preschool-style high holidays experience, in our beautiful Gan Aliyah Preschool classrooms, led by preschool teachers.  

These extremely popular drop-off programs have limited spaces and will fill up very quickly.  A wait list will be kept when spaces are filled.  Parents must arrive 10-15 minutes before the program start time to ensure time to orient their child and communicate with teachers.  Children must be at least 2 years of age for Preschool Programming.  Babysitting space is limited to 12 children. Preschool Programming space is limited to 18 children.

These programs are free of charge to all adults with tickets for services in our sanctuary: Temple Aliyah members and Gan Aliyah Preschool Families. New families are warmly invited to purchase discounted seats in the main sanctuary through this registration link.

  • Rosh Hashanah: September 30, 10:30am - 12:30pm 
  • Rosh Hashanah: October 1, 10:30am - 12:30pm


  • Kol Nidre: October 8, 6:15pm - 8:15 pm (Supervised care for preschoolers only.)
  • Yom Kippur: October 9, 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Ne'ilah:  October 9, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (Supervised care for preschoolers only.)


Register your child(ren) for Babysitting and Preschool Programming here.

Pre-registration is required by September 13 for ALL families. Walk-ins will not be admitted for these programs.

The Temple Aliyah High Holidays Family Space and Nursing Room


Children are ALWAYS welcome in the main service. Please keep your children close and encourage respectful synagogue behavior. We have drop off options for children from crawlers and older. In addition, all families are welcome to use Temple Aliyah's Family Space, located in the Library. Here, children may move, play and make a little more noise. A live feed of the main sanctuary service will be available there.

Mothers are welcome to nurse in any space, anywhere in the synagogue. If you prefer a quieter or more private space, please use Temple Aliyah's High Holidays Nursing Room, located in the Learning Center.

There are also High Holiday programs for your school-age children (K-12)

For more information about these programs, click here.

More Holidays with Temple Tots at Temple Aliyah!

Join us for holiday celebrations with the entire Temple Aliyah, Gan Aliyah Preschool, and Temple Tots communities!  

Information on programs for these holidays will be sent via email, and posted on our Temple Tots Facebook page.  Join our email list by clicking here




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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.    

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Did you know that Temple Aliyah is a member of Mayyim Hayyim, a beautiful mikveh in Newton? Did you know this entitles a limited number of congregants to a free immersion gift certificate? To learn more about the benefits and reasons behind an immersion, please visit the Mayyim Hayyim website. To schedule an immersion 1) request your immersion appointment online  2) wait 24 hours for a response, 3) show up at the designated time, and 4) let them know you are a member of Temple Aliyah.

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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 on 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.

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