Full Year Courses


(starting in October and extending to June)

Beginning and Intermediate Hebrew for Adults

Thursdays or Sundays starting October 4th for a total of 8 sessions
(This class can be extended for a full year or more depending upon student interest)
Beginner class: Thursdays 7:30 to 9 pm
Beginner plus class: Sundays 9:30 to 11 am
Intermediate class: Thursdays 7 to 8:30 am

Erela Yahalom

For a schedule of classes, more information, or to register, email Erela Yahalom at [email protected] Cost is $275 for members and $300 for non-members.

Learn conversational and prayer book Hebrew at Temple Aliyah! These level-based, small and lively classes offer something for everyone. Whether you are a total beginner, intermediate, or more advanced, there is a class for you. Feel free to join a class at anytime.

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

  • ❏  Beginner Plus Class is for people who can read Hebrew with vowels but don’t have any vocabulary. You will learn Hebrew conversation as spoken in Israel.

  • ❏  Intermediate Class is designed for people who already know some conversational Hebrew and want to continue learning the language as spoken in Israel.


Rosh Chodesh Women’s Study Group

Sunday, September 16; Monday, October 15; Monday, November 19; Monday, December 10; Sunday, January 13; Monday, February 11; Monday, March 11; Monday, April 8; Sunday, May 5; and Monday, June 3
From 7:15 to 9 pm

Members’ Homes
Led by Group Members

Connect with other Jewish women through monthly group learning. This year’s learning will focus on The Women’s Haftarah Commentary, edited by Rabbi Elyse Goldstein, a compilation of discussions of the weekly Haftarah portion written by women rabbis. In this volunteer led group, a different member of the group will lead the discussion of one chapter each month. Discussions are in English and women with any level of Jewish knowledge are welcome. There is no requirement to lead
or host a session, though all are welcome to do so! Sponsored by Temple Aliyah Sisterhood. (The paperback book is published by Jewish Lights Publishing and is available on Amazon and at local bookstores). For further information or to join, contact Carol Kotler at [email protected]

Sisterhood Book Club (Open to all)

Wednesdays, October 24, December 12, March 13, and May 8 From 7:45 to 9 pm
Judy Dein, Ellen Baker and Carol Macey, Committee Co-Chairs

All are welcome to the Sisterhood Book Club! Books are selected by the members, and everyone has the option (but not the obligation) to lead a group. The group meets four times a year for lively and interesting discussions. What a great opportunity to spend time with friends, meet new people, and share your thoughts and interests. No advance sign-up necessary and you can come to one or all of the discussions. This year’s books are The Tin Horse, by Janice Steinberg (October 24); Ways to Disappear, by Idra Novey (December 12); The Last Watchman of Old Cairo: A Novel, by Michael David Lukas (March 13); and a book TBD - any suggestions? - for May 18. For further information, contact Sisterhood at [email protected].

Please click here to see the biographies of all of the instructors in this year's Adult Ed programs.


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 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.


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.