Day Schools and Continuing Jewish Education

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An increasing number of families at Temple Aliyah are sending their children to local Jewish day schools for their Jewish education. Many children from our member families are currently enrolled at the Solomon Schechter Day School in Newton, the Rashi School, the Jewish Community Day School, and Gann Academy.

Many members of the congregation are active in the leadership of both Temple Aliyah and their children's day school. Rabbi Perkins also maintains close ties to those schools and occasionally teaches at their facilities.

While these students pursue their formal Jewish education outside the Temple Aliyah classrooms, we make every effort to integrate them into active congregational life. Many of these students regularly attend Shabbat and Yom Tov services with their families, and their advanced learning enables them to serve as models for active participation in both youth services and adult services. These students are also encouraged to participate in TA social activities for their respective ages, including the Purim carnival and Hanukkah party, as well as our youth activities, including [email protected], Kadima and USY. In preparation for the bar/bat mitzvah year, a series of community education programs is offered, at which both Mercaz Aliyah (religious school) students and day school students and their parents participate together.

For further information about any of these schools, please check out their web sites by clicking below:



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.    

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Did you know...?

Did you know that Gan Aliyah Preschool is a fabulous place for young children and families? Do you or someone you know have a young child between the ages of 18 months and 5 years old?  Gan Aliyah seamlessly integrates secular and Judaic early childhood learning in deeply meaningful ways that support a love of Judaism, family and community. To set up a time to visit, email or call Director of Early Childhood Education Debbi Fendell at 781-444-8522.

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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 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 2018-19.