Executive Director

Melissa Rudman

Temple Aliyah is delighted to introduce and welcome Melissa Rudman as our Executive Director. Melissa comes to Temple Aliyah after serving as Executive Director/Director of Congregational Learning at B’nai Tikvah (formerly Temple Beth Abraham) in Canton, where she has worked for the past 15 years. As our Executive Director, she will be responsible for managing the synagogue budget and its physical plant, supervising our administrative personnel, and managing the day-to-day operations of the synagogue. She will work in partnership with the Rabbi, Cantor, and other professional and lay leadership.

Melissa began her career as an elementary school teacher, working at Jewish day schools in both the Chicago and Boston areas. She then served as a Family Educator at Temple Beth Abraham, earning her Certificate in Jewish Family Education at Hebrew College. She then became Temple Beth Abraham’s Director of Congregational Learning. As the needs of that congregation evolved, Melissa was asked to take on more responsibility and she eventually was appointed Temple Beth Abraham’s first Executive Director.

Melissa resides in Sharon with her husband, Jeff, and enjoys spending time with her two adult children, Ellie and Sam.

Melissa can be reached through the Temple office at (781) 444-8522 or [email protected]

 

 

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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 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.

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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.


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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 2018-19.