Temple Tots









Thanks for an awesome year of fun, friendship, learning and celebrating!

We would love to stay connected over the summer - check out this list of informal meet ups at local playgrounds and other family-friendly events and attractions. This is also a great way to introduce new friends to our community, so please share with friends and spread the word.


Thursday 6/14, 10 AM – Sherborn Playground, Sherborn

Friday 6/22, 5 PM – DeFazio Tot Lot, Needham

bring a picnic dinner and we can welcome Shabbat together

Sunday 7/1, 10 AM – Caryl Park, Dover

Friday 7/13, 5 PM – Framingham Common

bring a picnic dinner and we can welcome Shabbat together, then stay for an outdoor concert

Sunday 7/29, 4 PM – Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick

kid-friendly nature walk, then bring a picnic dinner

Sunday 8/5, 10 AM – Warren Park, Wellesley

Friday 8/17, 5 PM – Greene’s Field, Needham

bring a picnic dinner and we can welcome Shabbat together

Sunday 8/19, 11 AM – Welcome Back BBQ

more info to follow

Wednesday 8/22, 10 AM – Perry Park, Needham

Sunday 8/26, 11AM – Welcome Back BBQ Rain Date



Welcome to Temple Tots, Temple Aliyah's family programming for parents & their kids ages 0-5


This is going to be another incredible year of friendships and fun programming, and we look forward to meeting you and your family at our Jewish families and tots programs this year. Temple Tots has exciting, fun, educational and age-appropriate Jewish family programs for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers!   Our interactive and inspirational activities are welcoming and educational for families with young children up to age 5.  Temple Tots at Temple Aliyah is the place to meet other Jewish families with young children  in the area.  Our families come from Needham, Wellesley, Newton, Dover, Westwood, Medfield, Dedham, and beyond. 

Our programming is organized by parents with young children, and led by our Shabbat Educator, Devora Rohr.  We work closely with Temple Aliyah's Director of Early Education, Debbi Fendell, who also leads our innovative Gan Aliyah Preschool.

Members and new families are always welcome at Temple Tots. Young Family Membership rates are affordable — call us to learn more at 781-444-8522.  

Temple Tots sends out emails with details and registration for all of its programs. Send us your email address to stay in touch!  [email protected].

LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK! Email our Temple Tots co-chairs:  Sarah Burns or Amy Schulman 

Follow Temple Tots on Facebook and Twitter for all of our program information, photos and fun!

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Sha-La-Lom Shabbat Shabbat Yeladim Music With Margie PJ Havdallah Party

Sunday Brunch Learning Series Parents' Night Out An Evening With Rabbi Perkins Holidays/High Holidays







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...?

In celebration of Rabbi Perkins’ more than 25 years at Temple Aliyah, here is this week's question: Did you know that more than 30 adults at Temple Aliyah have participated in one of the five past Adult Bar and Bat Mitzvah classes? If you are interested in becoming an adult Bar or Bat Mitzvah, please contact Rabbi Perkins.

Want to learn more fun facts about Temple Aliyah? Click here!

If you have a fun fact about Temple Aliyah you’d like to share with our community, please email [email protected].

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 2017-18.