Mental Health Initiative

Temple Aliyah’s Mental Health Initiative (MHI) is comprised primarily of passionate mental health professionals, doctors, nurses and other health care providers. Formed in May 2017, our goal is to lessen the stigma around any kind of mental or behavioral health issues and bring community and caring to those dealing with these challenges.

If you are going through a difficult time, Temple Aliyah wants to be here to help and offer what we can:  a community of caring friends, a shoulder to lean on, a warm hug, and a hand ready to reach out to you. Whether it is spiritual support from our clergy, understanding and tips from other members who have “been there,” or a place of peace surrounded by your community, Temple Aliyah is here for you.

Please know that our clergy are eager to be supportive of anyone who needs help or guidance.  If you would like to be contacted by either Rabbi Carl Perkins, Rabbi Leslie Gordon, or Cantor Jamie Gloth, please call the synagogue office at 781-444-8522.

We are proud to present our online Resource Guide (pdf file, which will download to your computer or open in a new window or tab, depending on your browser settings). We hope you find it a compassionate and comprehensive guide, especially if you are first starting out on your journey or are simply at a loss at to where to turn.

Please note: The Mental Health Initiative was created for the purpose of building support in our Temple Aliyah community for those experiencing challenging circumstances. Any resources suggested through this website or through the Mental Health Initiative’s programming are being provided solely for informational purposes only, and should not be relied upon for accuracy or completeness.  These resources are not intended to substitute for the advice, diagnosis or treatment by qualified mental health professionals or other health care providers.

 

MHI Recent and Upcoming Programs for 2018-19:

Parent Support Group

Wednesday evenings 9/12, 10/10, 11/14 and 12/12, 6:30-8:00 p.m. 
Please click here to see the flyer for details.

Caring for the Older Adults in our Lives 

Karen Wasserman, LICSW, Director of Your Elder Experts of JF&CS 
Wednesday, October 24, 7:45 to 9:15 pm

Healing Service

Led by Rabbi Gordon and Cantor Gloth
Monday, November 12, 7:45 – 8:45 pm

A Parent's Guide to Common Mental Health Concerns for Children

Dr. Sandra DeJong 
Sunday, November 18, 10:00 to 11:30 am 
Co-sponsored by Mercaz Aliyah and TA's Mental Health Initiative

 

For more information about the Mental Health Initiative or its programs, please contact [email protected].

 

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 Cantor Gloth met his wife, Bina Carr, in USY? We join in wishing Cantor Gloth and Bina a very happy 24th anniversary this year and thank USY for bringing them together! Temple Aliyah is a member of NERUSY – the New England Region of United Synagogue Youth, one of the largest regions in North America. “If you’re interested in learning more about our youth programs for grades 2-12, contact Alex Maslow, Temple Aliyah’s Director of Youth Engagement.

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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.


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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.