Full Year Courses


(starting in October and extending to June)


Beginning and Intermediate Hebrew for Adults

Sundays starting October 16 for a total of 8 sessions

(This class can be extended for a full year or more depending upon student interest)

Beginner class:  Sundays 11:15 am-12:30 pm

Intermediate class: Sundays 9:45 am-11:15 pm

Erela Yahalom

Cost is $250 for members and $275 for nonmembers

For a schedule of classes, more information, or to register, email Erela Yahalom at [email protected]

Learn conversational and prayer book Hebrew right here at Temple Aliyah!  These level-based, small and lively classes offer something for everyone.  Whether you are a total beginner, intermediate or more advanced level, there is a class for you.  Anyone with a desire to learn is welcome to join the appropriate class at any time.

(The Beginner Class is designed for people with no prior knowledge of Hebrew. The curriculum will include the Alef Bet, and basic Hebrew conversation.

The Intermediate Class is designed for people who already know some conversational Hebrew and want to continue learning the language as spoken in Israel, and improve their reading skills)


Rosh Chodesh Women’s Group

Sunday, September 10, Monday October 16, Monday, November 20, Monday, December 18, Sunday January 21, Monday, February 12, Sunday, March 11, Monday April 23, Sunday, May 20, and Monday, June 11

From 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm

Members’ Homes

Led by Members of the Group

For further information and to join contact Carol Kotler at [email protected]

Connect with other Jewish women through monthly group learning.  In this participant driven study group, a different member each month chooses the area of study and leads the conversation.  Study sessions can focus on a variety of topics, including Torah and Haftorah study, Jewish holidays, a Psalms selection, or any other topic of interest to the facilitator.  Leading a session is not required!  Discussions are in English and women with any level of Jewish knowledge are welcome.   Sponsored by Temple Aliyah Sisterhood.


Sisterhood Book Club (Open to All)

Wednesdays, October 25, December 6, March 1, and May 2

From 8:00-9:00 pm

Judy Dein, Ellen Baker, and Carol Macey, committee co-chairs

For more information, or to join contact Sisterhood at [email protected]

All are welcome to the Sisterhood Book Club!  This group meets four times a year and focuses on well-written books with intriguing stories.  Participants help choose the books, which brings a variety of authors familiar and new authors and a wide range of topics and genres.  Come to one, or better yet come to all, of the book club meetings to join in lively conversation and maybe even meet new people. First book to be announced shortly!  Sponsored by Temple Aliyah Sisterhood.


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 our Adult Ed programs, you can learn from a professional actor, a neuropyschologist or the great grandson of Sholom Aleichem right here at Temple Aliyah for free? They are among the 27 Adult Education lecturers offering a variety of learning opportunities at the synagogue. Find out more about Adult Ed at Temple Aliyah by visiting the Adult Ed page.

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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 2018-19.