Welcome to Temple Aliyah

  • Welcome

    Temple Aliyah is a dynamic and egalitarian congregation with a warm and inviting atmosphere.   We are a dynamic and diverse community that embraces people of all ages, backgrounds and lifestyles.  We encourage our members to enrich their Jewish lives, to enhance their Jewish identifies, and to engage in lifelong learning.

  • Gan Aliyah Preschool

    Explore beyond the Story! A morning of imagination and exploration, led by our early childhood staff.

    Our next session starts August 4th. Register today!

  • Community

    Temple Aliyah just celebrated its fiftieth year of creating Jewish community and celebrating Jewish tradition. Our annual community-wide picnic is just one example of the many events planned throughout the year to bring our community together, to learn, to pray and to have fun!

  • Music

    Music is a very important part of community life at Temple Aliyah.  Our building is often filled with spiritual and joyful singing and chanting -  by our children in our new Gan Aliyah Preschool and in our Mercaz Aliyah religious education program; by adults in Nashir, our adult chorus, and by everyone at holidays and during all of our services.

  • Worship

    "Becoming closer to Torah inspires us to connect with our tradition, Judaism, God, and one another in ways that are illuminated by the light of Torah." - Rabbi Carl Perkins

    Join us for Shabbat services or for minyan Sunday morning, Monday morning and Monday through Thursday evenings.

  • Learning

    Through our toddler and preschool programs, our innovative Mercaz Aliyah religious education program that makes the synagogue the center of their Jewish lives and learning, and our adult education programs, we encourage our members to enrich their Jewish lives through lifelong learning.

  • Social Action

    We encourage members of the synagogue to participate in a variety of opportunities to learn about, and inspire action, in response to Jewish issues of social justice that occur on local, national and international levels.  This past year, our annual Mitzvah Day focused on honoring those who serve.

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RSVP today for Temple Tots' Summer (Kosher) BBQ and Pool Party on Sunday, August 16 at 11 am.

Summer 2015 eShofar cover  

Missed the Annual Meeting? Read about "The State of our Shul," the "Power of Post-it Notes," and the latest from our youth - in the summer issue of eShofar.

GA Summer with a Twist  

Preschool-age parents: Bring your Toddler to Storytime this Summer, with a Twist! Register now for our August classes. Register and more info.



Please help us make minyan on Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Click here to signup.


Click here to see photos from the Maccabeats concert on May 17, as we concluded our jubilee celebration.


IMAGINE your child….feeling right at home, surrounded by caring educators and a supportive staff.  Exploring and growing in an environment  infused with Jewish values. 

Where each teacher knows that your child is a unique individual developing, at his or her own pace, a positive sense of self and others, and learning how to negotiate the world around them.



Mercaz Aliyah

Shopping for Religious School? Learn why families love Mercaz Aliyah, Temple Aliyah’s innovative new Jewish education program for kindergarten through seventh grade.  Read about Mercaz Aliyah in the national USCJ magazine here. Follow us on Facebook.


Temple Aliyah Welcomes You!

Temple Aliyah Lobby ArtworkTemple 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. Or join Nashir.   

Not a member?  We invite your family to join our family!

Join Us

Summer Services

Between June 9 and August 31, we change to a summer services schedule with limited times for weekday minyan. Please click here to learn more. Our regular minyan schedule resumes on Tuesday, September 1 at 7:30 pm.

Shabbat Morning Services  9:15 am
Monday Morning Minyan   6:45 am
Weekday Minyan (Tuesday and Thursday only)
7:30 pm
*Check the calendar for dates.



Saturday mornings are musical, full of movement and fun for our youngest friends (ages 0-5)! With singing, marching, silliness and stories, our Shabbat Yeladim services are held on Saturdays during the school year, starting at 10:30 am. Our services finish in time to join the rest of the community in the main sanctuary, and for our delicious congregational Kiddush. Drop in to join us any time!

Shabbat Mornings: TBA  

TA-K26 at Temple Aliyah is family programming designed to connect all our kids and parents in the elementary school age group.  We warmly welcome member and non-member families.  Everyone joins in the fun:  Day School, Mercaz Aliyah, and those new to our community--parents and kids enjoy getting to meet new friends at our events all year long. Our parent volunteers along with Temple Aliyah staff host programs to celebrate Shabbat and holidays together as families, and as a community.  Click here to learn more about TA-K26.

Shabbat This Week:


Upcoming Events


Click to read articles about our 50th Anniversary in the Needham Hometown Weekly, the Needham Times and the Jewish Advocate.



Jubilee Chefs - Rosh Hashanah Challah (PHOTOS)
Boston Duck Tour (PHOTOS)
Community Barbecue (PHOTOS)
Rosh Hashanah Get Together (Slideshow) (PHOTOS)(Videos)

In the Sukkah - Maariv and Dinner (Sukkah Building PHOTOS)

In the Sukkah - Shpilkes Klezmer Band and Israeli dancing (PHOTOS) (Shpilkes on Facebook)
Jubilee Chefs - Knaidel and Kugel (PHOTOS)
Men's Club Annual Dinner - Guest Speaker: Celtics Great Tommy Heinsohn (PHOTOS
Shabbaton Weekend - Scholar-in-Residence: Rabbi Brad Artson
Sisterhood Weekend - Guest Speaker: Rabbi Abby Sosland
Jubilee Progressive Dinner (PHOTOS)
"Fiddler on the Roof" (PHOTOS)
Jubilee Chefs - Hamentashen for Purim (PHOTOS)
Jubilee Purim Gala (PHOTOS)
Mitzvah Day
Sisterhood Donor Dinner - Guest Speaker: Anita Diamant
Ellen Allard Concert (PHOTOS)
Maccabeats Concert (PHOTOS)