Music With Margie and Special Events

Margie brings our Temple Tots families Jewish music and a warm welcome at 
Needham's Most-Loved Toddler Music Class
Celebrating our 20th Year! 
Music with Margie is led by Margie Brodsky, who brings tots and their grown-ups on a most incredible musical journey of classic children's songs and favorite Jewish melodies. New and returning families join us year after year with their toddlers, to explore Jewish musical fun and to make new friends.  Classes are 45 minutes of interactive music and play, followed by 15 minutes of snack and socializing. For toddlers up to age 5 and their grown ups.  


Sundays, 4:15 - 5:15 pm, 5 sessions. Sign up for 1 for $20 or all 5 dates for $80! Get a 1/2 price discount for a 2nd child for the 5 class series.

Fall 2018 Dates: November 4, 11, 18; December 9, 16.

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The preschool has also enjoyed a relationship with Margie even before we opened our doors in 2014. Margie's participation in our Kabbalat Shabbat experience on occasional Fridays (whenever she's in town and available!) brings extra 'ruach' to Shabbat for all of our children and families.



2018 Inaugural Grandparents/Special Friends Day


On Friday, May 11th we hosted the grandparents and special guests of our entire student body to come visit and learn all about Gan Aliyah. More than 60 guests came, from as far away as Edmonton, Alberta Canada, to Florida, and including all six New England States!

Rabbi Perkins met with our guests and spoke to them about their role in helping their grandchildren to grow up to be 'mensches' (good people), and how they are the ones who plant the seeds early in their lives in the process. Then the grandparents were escorted to the classrooms where they were able to see what happens at our terrific school. The children and their guests then returned to the Social Hall and worked hard to create an artistic masterpiece to remember their day by. Parents arrived in time for our Kabbalat Shabbat with Margie Brodsky and the Rabbi and Cantor both joined us for this part of the morning. Following the Shabbat blessings as well as a blessing for their grandchildren/children, it was time for challah and grape juice as usual.


As one of our grandparents later wrote:


Dear (Gan) Aliyah staff,

I just wanted to thank you so much for the awesome Grandparents special day Friday May 11th.  The food, program and morning was just amazing.  It was obvious that much planning, work and love was involved to create such a special time. I love the art project that we made with the children that I could take home.  We feel very lucky that [my grandson] is a part of the Aliyah family. He loves it. Thanks again for making my Boston trip so special. Sincerely,  [Child's] Florida grandma  






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 one of Temple Aliyah's havurot has been meeting for more than 16 years?  Three years ago Temple Aliyah established new havurot -- bringing people together in small groups for celebration, learning and fun -- one for young families, one for families with school-aged children, and three for adults in their 50's, 60's and 70's.  Looking for a meaningful activity for the coming year? Contact Alan Teperow [email protected] for information about joining a havurah.

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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.