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Snow Closing Policy



On Sunday mornings, parents are always invited and encouraged to spend the first 30 minutes alongside our students in our prayer service.  Tefilah B’Yachad for students in grades K-5 begins at 9:30am in rooms 15-16 with Havdalah and then moves to the Chapel for prayers led by Cantor Gloth. NEW THIS YEAR: morning services for students in grades 6-7 begin at 9:30am in the Sanctuary. 

Drop your child off at the entrance to the school lobby.  Someone will be there to greet and direct students to the proper location. 

On weekdays, if your children are arriving by car, drivers may either park and walk children into the building, or drop the children off.   If you are dropping off, please pull up as close as possible to the school entrance and use caution when exiting.   A member of our staff will always be located near the building entrance to greet students when they arrive.

To help us ensure everyone’s safety and well being, please call our office 781-444-8522 in advance (preferably by 12:00 pm on weekdays) if your child will be absent or arriving late. 


Parents are always welcome to park in the large lot and to then come inside the synagogue to pick up their children.  If this is not possible, we ask that you adhere to the following instructions to help us ensure safety:

1. Please pull your car into the carpool lane forming a line near the school doorway.

2. Wait until you see your child exit the building before signaling them to your car.

3. Exit the parking line slowly and with caution, looking out for others.

4. If for any reason someone other than you or your designated carpool will be picking up your child, please let us know in advance. 

Should you need to pick up your children early, please call our office in advance, and then come inside to sign them out. It is disruptive to our learning environment for students to “be the messenger” on days that they need to leave early.  Thank you for helping all of us by communicating through the office 781-444-8522 rather than through your children. 


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.