Becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah at Temple Aliyah

Mazal Tov!

Mazal tov on reaching this important stage in the Jewish life cycle, when your student is poised on the threshold of Jewish adulthood. You and she/he are looking forward to the celebration of their upcoming Bar or Bat Mitzvah ceremony, and we are excited to help you begin this journey. A Bar/Bat Mitzvah is both an enormously rewarding and soul-satisfying experience, and at times, one that can be fraught with some anxiety.

As a result, Temple Aliyah has developed guidelines to help our families plan and experience a beautiful and meaningful celebration, and one that will create a lasting inspiration for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah student and family. It is our hope that this simcha will serve as a springboard for your family's increased Jewish communal involvement and meaningful Jewish living.

The comprehensive Bar/Bat Mitzvah manual can be found here (pdf file opens in new window).

Information about the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Service can be found here (pdf file opens in new window).

Information about Mitzvah Projects and Tzedakah opportunities can be found here (pdf file opens in new window).

For any additional questions, you may also email Linda Rosenburg in the Temple Office, or call her at 781-444-8522.



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.