Board of Trustees, Committee Chairs, and Other Lay Leaders 2019-20

The Temple Aliyah Board of Trustees is comprised of the members of the Executive Committee (Names in bold indicates member of Executive Committee) and the committee chairs and other lay leaders listed below (* indicates non-Board position).

President - Arlene Bryer  [email protected]
Chairman of the Board -  Peter Krupp [email protected]
Vice President - Strategy/Pres-Elect - Keith Lewinstein [email protected]
   Development TBA  
   Strategic Planning David Farbman [email protected]

Vice President - Youth and Education - Bruce Berns 

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   Religious School  Karen Langsner [email protected]
   Gan Aliyah Advisory Board Chair Beth Moskowitz [email protected]
   Youth Committee Board Liaison Karen Levin [email protected]
    Youth Committee Co-Chairs* Melissa Patz  
  Bess Weiskopf  
   TA-K26 Board Liaison TBA  
   Temple Tots Board Liasion Amy Lurie Schulman [email protected]
    Temple Tots Co-Chairs* Tessa Rowin  
  Robyn Isman  

Vice President - Communications - Gil Brodsky

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   Publicity Margie Glazer [email protected] 

Vice President - Operations - Marty Lipman

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   House Arthur Schawbel [email protected]
   Funds and Endowment David Levy [email protected] 
  Heydon Traub [email protected]
   Technology  David Rudolph [email protected]
   Tree of Life* Randee Brenner [email protected]

Vice President - Jewish Life - Aviva Jezer

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   Ritual Robin Metzger [email protected]
  Howard Kaufman [email protected]
   Social Action Rachel Weinstock [email protected]
  Janet Besser [email protected]
   Israel Kesher   Karen Shapiro [email protected]
  Lior Barnoon [email protected]
   Adult Education Judi Greenberg [email protected]
  Sharon Breitbart [email protected]
   Bar/Bat Mitzvah Liaison*  Judy Lee [email protected]
   Yahrzeit Notices*  Carol Flashner [email protected] 
   Yahrzeit Plaques*  Dawn Ringel [email protected] 

Vice President - Membership and Engagement - Noah Carp

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   Staying Connected  Lori Resnick [email protected]
  Stuart Altman [email protected]
   Kehillah   Marla Simon [email protected]
   Prospective Members Sarah Burns [email protected]
   Hesed*  Nicole Rudolph [email protected]
  Sharon Katz [email protected]
   Keruv* TBD  

Vice President and Treasurer - Mitchell Leiman

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Financial Secretary - Alan Greenfield [email protected]
Assistant Financial Secretary - Andrew Abraham [email protected]
Sisterhood Representative - Judy Lee [email protected]
Men's Club Co-Presidents Jason Shniderson [email protected]
  Bruce Patz [email protected]
Recording Secretary - Diane Piper [email protected]
Immediate Past Presidents David Farbman [email protected]
  Donald R. Lassman [email protected]



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.

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 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.