Director of Youth Engagement

Kayla Reisman


kayla.jpgKayla Reisman is excited to join the Temple Aliyah team as the Director of Youth Engagement. Kayla is a successful product of many Conservative Jewish organizations, from Schechter in Baltimore, to Seaboard USY, and Ramah in the Poconos. As if twelve years of day school wasn't enough, she spent her gap year before college on the Nativ College Leadership Program in Israel. In order to get some diversity, Kayla attended Dickinson College, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Judaic Studies and Sociology with a certificate in Jewish and Hebrew Education. 

For the last two years, Kayla has put her Jewish background to work as the Senior Engagement Associate and Director of Jewish Student Life for Hillel at Ithaca College, where she supervised over 40 student leaders and engaged 700 Jewish students on campus. Kayla is excited to move to Boston this year to begin her graduate studies as an MA/MBA candidate at Brandeis University in the Hornstein Program and to work at Temple Aliyah. After staffing four Israel trips, and over 400 Jewish events, Kayla is an expert experiential educator and planner, and in 2016 Masorti on Campus named Kayla "Rosh Jewish Geography" for her excellent networking and connecting skills.

A feminist in her own right, Kayla's favorite causes relate to women's rights, sexual assault justice, and racial and economic inequality. Kayla also loves everything related to sign language and Deaf culture, and has incurable addictions to Facebook and Instagram. But most importantly, Kayla is really fun, really loves being Jewish, and would really like to meet you.

Feel free to email Kayla with any questions or suggestions you may have.


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.

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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 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.