Are you new to Needham?  Is your child turning 2?

If Yes, Contact us today!!!

Registration for 2017-18 is still open, with limited spaces available. 

2's & almost 2's


4's and 5's/Pre-K

Flexible Extended Day & Early Drop-Off Hours

News & Schmooze


Gan Aliyah Preschool and Temple Tots:

Temple Aliyah’s youngest children are part of ” Temple Tots,”

with fabulous family & friendly programming throughout the year.

Our popular Sunday Brunch Learning Series is a wonderful family

activity for parents and children up to age 5. This year we will present
the following themes:

  • October 22nd – Bring in the Light, January 28th- The joy of Trees
  • March 18 – Chagigah!, and April 29th – Little Hands, Big Mizvot

Meet other families with young children, and participate in the hands-on

Jewish learning, crafting and musical fun, side-by-side with your child.

Our Friday night Sha-la-lom Shabbat services and dinners are a relaxing

and interactive way to welcome Shabbat with your children. Join us for

parent-only social events, our annual PJ Havdalah party, and free events

Throughtout the year, too. Families new to Temple Aliyah are always warmly

welcome, so please invite friends and grandparents! Contact our Director of

Early Childhood Education, Debbi Fendell, at 781-444-8522 or see our calendar

of events at

 All are welcome ! We encourage you to invite friends who are new to the community,

or who have preschool-age children. Please share this invitation with friends

and neighbors. We would love to introduce them to Temple Tots programming

and to Gan Aliyah Preschool with a warm welcome!

                 OUR PRESCHOOL

Shabbat Shalom! Our students have been learning all about Purim so that by the time we come back from vacation we will know why we are parading in costumes and distributing Mishloach Manot bags. Has your child told you about Purim yet? ... See MoreSee Less

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We will be in session from 8:30-11 tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less

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WHO KNEW there were so many ways to tell the story of Queen Esther? The Purple Room learned today! #ganaliyah #templealiyah #welovetayech #shetellsthebeststories ... See MoreSee Less

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Why? Because it's Purim! Tayech is acting out the story for the toddlers. #ganaliyah #templealiyah #chagpurim ... See MoreSee Less

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We're Jammin' with Alex today! #ganaliyah #templealiyah #wegotrhythm ... See MoreSee Less

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2017 – 2018 Classes

Whatever your company is most known for should go right here, whether that’s bratwurst or baseball caps or vampire bat removal.

What Makes us different!!

Our program grows from a child-centered, teacher-guided curriculum that emphasizes social and emotional growth, as well as early language, math and science skill development through art, literature, free play and exploration. We seamlessly integrate secular and Judaic early childhood learning in deeply meaningful ways that support a love of Judaism, family and community. We offer low student-to-teacher ratios in order to maintain our nurturing, personal, intimate and supportive environment, where every student and her family is warmly welcomed to our community. We welcome families to meet our exceptional staff, observe our toddler and preschool classes, and enjoy a personal tour of our beautiful spaces. Email us to set up a time to visit at, or call Debbi Fendell at 781-444-8522.

Rabbi Perkins and Debbi Fendell (Director of Early Childhood Education) teach the children how to kiss the Torah on Shavuot