Learn Hebrew at Temple Aliyah

Beginning and Intermediate Hebrew for Adults
Thursdays or Sundays starting October 24 for a total of 8 sessions (Can be extended for a full year depending upon student interest.)
Beginner class: Thursdays 7:30 to 8:45 pm Beginner plus class: Sundays 6:30 to 7:45 pm Intermediate class: Thursdays 7 to 8:30 am
Erela Yahalom

Learn conversational and prayer book Hebrew at Temple Aliyah! These small and lively classes offer something for everyone. Whether you are a total beginner, intermediate, or more advanced, there is a class for you. Feel free to join a class at anytime.  Beginner Class is designed for people with no prior knowledge of Hebrew. You will learn the Alef Bet and basic Hebrew conversation.  Beginner Plus Class is for people who can read Hebrew with vowels but don’t have any vocabulary.  Intermediate Class is designed for people who know some conversational Hebrew. You will learn Hebrew as spoken in Israel, and improve your reading and listening skills.

For a schedule of classes, more information, or to register, email Erela. The cost is $300 for members and $330 for non-members.


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 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.

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.