e-Shofar is an electronic newsletter published periodically as a way for us to share information about activities at Temple Aliyah, a way for our clergy, professional staff and lay leaders to share messages with congregants, and a way to acknowledge the generous gifts made by congregants and others to the many important funds at Temple Aliyah.  We hope you enjoy e-Shofar.

Please note that until December, 2018, all donations to Temple ALiyah were listed in the final pages of the Shofar. Beginning in December, 2019, these are now listed on a separate page online, updated on a monthly basis. You can see those llistings here.

Winter 2019

The theme of this issue is Hanukkah, with messages from Rabbi Perkins (The Miracle of the First Day), Cantor Gloth (Light), Synagogue President David Farbman (President's Message), Director of Education Alisa Levine (Light and Peace), Director of Early Childhood Education Debbi Fendell (Bring in the Light) , Director of Youth Engagement Alex Mazlow ([email protected] When to Fight for Peace), Shabbat Educator Devora Rohr (Kindling Light as a Community), and Director of Engagement Alan Teperow (Rededication), as well as a listing of our donations. Click here to open e-Shofar in your browser.

Winter 2018

This issue contains messages from Rabbi Perkins (The Jewish Value of Mutual Responsibility), Cantor Gloth (Being Part of a Responsible Community) Synagogue President David Farbman (Temple Aliyah’s Culture of Giving), Director of Education Alisa Levine (Shining Moments), Director of Early Childhood Education Debbi Fendell (Gan Aliyah Preschool: Fostering Mensches!) , Director of Youth Engagement Kayla Reisman ([email protected] Each of Us is Responsible), and Shabbat Educator Devora Rohr (Teaching Our Children Through Community with Temple Tots), as well as a listing of our donations. Click here to open e-Shofar in your browser.

Winter 2017

This issue contains messages from Rabbi Perkins (Journeying to Freedom: Then and Now), Synagogue  President Donald R. Lassman (Leadership in Action),  Director of Planning and Engagement Alan Teperow (Mazel Tov, We’re Getting Engaged!),  Vice President for Operations Fred Borgenicht (TA Power & Light), as well as a listing of our donations. Click here to open e-Shofar in your browser.

Spring 2016

This issue contains messages from Rabbi Perkins (May the Voice of the Turtledove Long Be Heard in Our Land), Aliza Berger, Rabbinic Intern and Shabbat Educator (Scat-tered Trails to the Divine), Rachel Weinstock and Janet Gail Besser, Social Action Co-chairs (Update on Mitzvah Day), Alan Teperow, Director of Planning and Engagement (It’s Great to be Engaged!), Sylvia Lewinstein (Reflecting on the Kripalu Retreat), Donald R. Lassman, Synagogue President (New Pathways into the Temple-  A Year of Firsts), and Arlene Bryer and David Levy, Aliyah B’Yachad Co-chairs (Aliyah B’Yachad Campaign), as well as a listing of our donations. Click here to open e-Shofar in your browser.


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.