High Holiday School-Age & Teen Services

High Holidays 2019 (5780)

Youth and Teen Services


NOTE: Temple Aliyah offers age-specific programming for children from tots through teens for the High Holidays:  Young Families (0-5 years), Babysitting (Crawlers- 24 months), Preschool (2-5 years- not yet in Kindergarten), Youth (K - 7th grade), and Teens (8th - 12th grade)

If you have children ages 0-5, we have complete information on Family Services, Babysitting, Preschool Programming, Extended Care, and more: please click here!

Families new to Temple Aliyah, who are interested in learning more about our community, may purchase High Holiday seats in the sanctuary here.

Youth and Teen Services: For Children in Grades K-12

No registration is necessary for these programs.

Youth Services
Temple Aliyah welcomes children and teens in Grades K-7 to our High Holiday Youth Services!  We have designed unique and engaging programs to help kids get the most out of their High Holidays experience. Please see the schedule below. As a time of year when everyone is reconnecting with friends and community, we welcome all children and teens of member families to accompany their parents in the Sanctuary at any time.  When children and teens are not in Youth Services or in the Sanctuary, please ensure their safety and supervision in the synagogue School Wing, where there will be snacks and hang-out spaces. 

Teen Services
All teens in Grades 8-12 are welcome to attend our innovative Teen Services, held “Under the Tents” on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Our Teen Services incorporate both traditional tefillot and non-traditional group activities, with everyone having the opportunity to experience each style. Services begin at 10:00 am. Teens interested in reciting a reading, leading a prayer, reading Torah, blowing the shofar, or participating in any way should email Alisa Levine or call her at 781-444-8522.

Service Time Age

Rosh Hashanah 9/30

10 am – conclusion of Adult services

Grades K-7 Rotations
Teens  Grades 8-12

Rosh Hashanah 10/1 10 am – conclusion of Adult services

Grades K-7 Rotations
Teens  Grades 8-12

Yom Kippur 10/9 10 am – 1pm

Grades K-7 Rotations
Teens  Grades 8-12

Ne'ilah 10/9 - Followed by Havdalah and Shofar blowing in the Sanctuary

5:30-7:00 pm 

Grades K-7 Rotations
(Teens Grades 8-12 remain in sanctuary)

Signs will be posted in the School Building on the Day of Services which rooms will be used for each class.

Children and teens are warmly welcomed to join their parents at services in the Sanctuary until the Youth and Teen services begin at 10:00 am.


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 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.