Weekday and Sunday Minyan at Temple Aliyah

Regular Minyan

From September through early June, we hold minyan Monday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm, as well as on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am and Monday mornings at 7:00 am.  These services, largely lay-led, offer the opportunity for daily worship, and also allow mourners and those observingYahrzeit to recite kaddish.   

Minyan Teams

In order to ensure the presence of a minyan, members of the congregation are assigned to teams and asked to attend weekday evening and Sunday minyan several times a year.  

Our Monday morning minyan includes a brief Torah service, with lay volunteers preparing the weekly Torah portion reading, followed by breakfast and schmoozing.

Minyan team assignments fo 2018-19 can be found here.

If you wish to learn how to chant the weekday services, click here.

Summer Minyan (early June - August)

During the summer, Shabbat services are held as usual every Saturday morning, beginning at 9:15 in the chapel.   

Our Monday morning minyanim are held as usual, beginning at 6:45 am.

Evening minyanim in the summer are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays only, beginning at 7:30 pm. Click here to signup (not required). Since sunset is late in the day, we are able to daven both the brief Minchah (the last of the day) and Maariv (first of the next day) services on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  Anyone needing to say kaddish on Tuesday may do so at Minchah on that day, while those needing to say kaddish on Wednesday may do so a few minutes later at Maariv.  Similarly, Thursday's service will afford those needing to say kaddish on Thursday or Friday an opportunity to do.  

Sunday morning minyanim are not held during the summer.   

Those requiring a minyan on a Sunday should contact the synagogue office for a list of neighboring congregations offering services

In addition, a maariv service as well as a reading of Eicha (Lamentations) is held on Tisha B'Av


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.

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


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.