Kabbalat Shabbat Melodies at Temple Aliyah

Kabbalat Shabbat - The Melodies of Friday Night

In December 2010, many of our congregants attended a number of sessions to record the melodies we sing on Erev Shabbat during Kabbalat Shabbat services at Temple Aliyah. Each group recorded separately from the others, and Cantor G put all the voices together. Very "hamish" and all ours!  We hope you will join us for Kabbalat Shabbat on the first Shabbat of each month and learn these tunes with us. 

Click on the song titles below to play them individually or click here to download to your own computer a zip file of all the songs.

Yedid Nefesh Listen 
Lechu Neranena Listen 
Or Zarua Listen 
Mizmor Shiru Ladonai Listen 
Mizmor L'David Listen 
Lecha Dodi (Carlebach) Listen 
Lecha Dodi (Traditional) Listen 
Lecha Dodi (Kol Haneshama) Listen 
Mizmor Shir Listen 
Tov Lehodot Listen 
Tzadik Katamar Listen 
Barchu Listen 
Ahavat Olam Listen 
Ki Hem Chayeinu Listen 
Shema Listen 
Mi Chamocha Listen 
Veshamru Listen 
Elohai Netzor Listen
Vayechulu Listen 
Yigdal Listen


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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.

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Did you know...?

Major League Baseball season opens this week, the earliest in history! Did you know that Temple Aliyah’s B’nai Mitzvah Tutor, Hazzan Linda Sue Sohn, had the honor of singing the Star Spangled Banner at Fenway Park on Mother’s day in 2009? And listed among his most exciting moments as a sports fan, Temple Aliyah President David Farbman savors the memory of being at Fenway Park for Jon Lester’s no-hitter on May 19, 2008. And, if that's not enough Jewish baseball trivia, Rabbi Gordon’s favorite way to unwind after a busy day is to watch the Red Sox. Why not share your favorite baseball moments today?

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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.

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