President 2019-2021

Arlene Bryer


Arlene Bryer is proud to serve as Temple Aliyah's president, 2019–2021. Arlene has been on the Temple board since 2012, first as the cochair of the Funds and Endowment committee and then as VP of Strategy and Development. Arlene also led the Aliyah B'Yachad campaign to raise money for Gan Aliyah and to retire the mortgage.

Arlene was born in Montreal, Canada and has a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing from Concordia University in Montreal and a MBS in International Studies from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She has worked in retail companies and banks and since moving to Boston, in non-profit organizations. Her previous position was Director of Development at Solomon Schechter Day School, where her children went to school.

Arlene likes traveling, biking, reading and spending time with family and friends. She is married to Haldon and they have two children, Benjamin and Jason. 

One of Arlene's passions is engaging and learning from others. She looks forward to meet and to get to know each member in our wonderful community.

Please feel free to call Arlene at 781-589-7710 or email her at [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.