Contact Gan Aliyah Preschool & Press

Please click here to contact us for more information about enrolling your child at Gan Aliyah Preschool.

Or contact Debbi Fendell, Director of Early Childhood Education, at the synagogue office at 781-444-8522 or by email.

 Gan Aliyah Preschool - Office Contacts and Online Information

Temple Aliyah – Main Office  or Gan Aliyah Preschool       781-444-8522                                                                                      
Gan Aliyah Preschool web site:                                                  
Synagogue web site:           


Debbi Fendell     Director of Early Childhood Education      [email protected]                                                                                         
Francesca Bardsley Preschool Program Assistant Teacher [email protected]                                                  
Jenifer Adelman Preschool Program Lead Teacher [email protected]      
Jaclyn Morse Toddler Program Lead Teacher  [email protected]      
Lisa Weiner

Preschool Program Lead Teacher

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Tayech Workemalahu Toddler Program Lead Teacher [email protected]      
Sharon Solomon Synagogue Administrator [email protected]      


Gan Aliyah Preschool Twitter Feed:  @ganaliyah

Gan Aliyah Preschool Facebook Page:

Temple Tots Programs:  www.templealiyah/templetots

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Temple Tots Twitter Feed:  @templetotsta 


Press Releases


July 28, 2014 

New Jewish Preschool to Open in September:  Tuition-Free Spaces Make Early Childhood Education Accessible


Print & Online Articles


Touch-A-Truck Event, June 2016:

The Jewish Advocate:  September 5, 2014:  Most area temples seeing steady growth/Rising memberships are bucking the national trend"  Rabbi Perkins quoted, and Gan Aliyah Preschool mentioned.

Rabbi Carl Perkins of Temple Aliyah in Needham, a Conservative synagogue, also reported a rise in membership.  "Our congregation has been experiencing gradual, steady growth over ther last five years form an increasingly broader geographical area," he said.  Recent new members have come from a variety of communities including Needham, Dover, Westwood, Sudbury and Marlborough.  Gan Aliyah (Preschool), a new preschool at the temple, also brought new members from Roslindale, West Roxbury and Sherborn.  Rabbi Perkins said most of the new members are young and have children, but there is a number of empty nesters and single adults.

Needham Times Print and Online:  August 15, 2014:  Needham Temple Opens Preschool

Needham Times Online/Video:  August 14, 2014:  Rabbi Perkins talks about Gan Aliyah Preschool 

June 29, 2014:  Patty Shukla Concert

Spring 2014:  Music with Margie