Full Year Courses


(starting in October and extending to June)

Rosh Chodesh Women’s Study Group
Mondays, Sept 16; October 7; November 18; December 16; January 13; February 10; March 16; April 6; May 11; and June 8 / From 7:15 to 9:00 pm. Meetings held at Members’ Homes

Connect with other Jewish women through monthly group learning. This year we will study Pirkei Avot, using the book, Pirkei Avot: A Modern Commentary on Jewish Ethics (click on the link to view/purchase the book on Amazon), by Leonard Kravitz and Kerry Olitzky as our assigned text. 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! For further information or to join, contact CarolKotler. Sponsored by Temple Aliyah Sisterhood.

Sisterhood Book Club
Wednesday, October 23; Tuesday, December 3; Wednesday, February 26; and Wednesday, April 29 / 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. It’s a great opportunity to spend time with friends, meet new people, and share your thoughts and interests. No advance sign-up is necessary, and you can come to one or all of the discussions. This year’s books are: The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict (October 23); The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker (December 3); Inheritance by Dani Shapiro (February 26); and a book for our final meeting TBD (April 29) – any suggestions? For further information, contact Ellen Baker.
(Click on any of the book links to view/purchase on Amazon.)

Israeli Movie Night
Sundays, December 15, February 9, and March 29 From 7 to 9 pm

Come to Israeli movie night at Temple Aliyah and enjoy a thought-provoking Israeli film along with some delicious snacks! Following the screening, we’ll discuss the film’s themes and explore what it teaches us about life in Israeli society. Stay tuned for more details in ComingUp! Co-sponsored by TA’s Kesher Committee and Staying Connected.

Beginning and Intermediate Hebrew for Adults
Thursdays or Sundays starting October 24 for a total of 8 sessions (Can be extended for a full year depending upon student interest.)
Beginner class: Thursdays 7:30 to 8:45 pm Beginner plus class: Sundays 6:30 to 7:45 pm Intermediate class: Thursdays 7 to 8:30 am
Erela Yahalom

Learn conversational and prayer book Hebrew at Temple Aliyah! These 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. You will learn 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.  Intermediate Class is designed for people who know some conversational Hebrew. You will learn Hebrew as spoken in Israel, and improve your reading and listening skills.

For a schedule of classes, more information, or to register, email Erela. The cost is $300 for members and $330 for non-members.

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 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.