Adult & Family Programs
We take pride in offering interesting, engaging and unique programs for everyone in our temple family.
We offer a huge variety of Adult Learning opportunities at Temple Aliyah with own Rabbis, as well as some of the best and brightest thought-leaders and educators in the country. Some of our learning opportunities include Scholar-in-Residence, Lunch & Learn, Talmud study, text study, Melton classes, Introduction to Judaism, book clubs, and topics including Popular Culture, Jewish history, Israel, Interfaith Relations, Social Justice, to name a few.
Whether you are looking to meet new members, celebrate holidays with the community, learn from our clergy and others, or join us for special events, our annual line-up of special adult programs is always full, and you’re always welcome. Some recent highlights include parenting workshops, social events, and our Scholar in Residence weekend.
Just like you, we value family time. At Temple Aliyah we offer a broad and changing array of special Family Programs that allow you to learn, grow, explore and celebrate together. We offer Shabbat Dinners, Family Learning days, holiday celebrations such as the Sukkot Family Festival, Taste of Hanukkah Family Celebration, Family Havdalah, and annual events such as Mitzvah Day, the Purim Shpiel (Play), and Purim Carnival.
Time together can be elusive at best, and there are weeks when we are lucky we can squeeze in a family meal or two. It can be an even greater challenge to imbue that time with meaning and connection. And yet it is what we want…and we know how precious it is. Join us for these special programs, designed especially for young children and their families. They combine joy, fun, meaning and the chance to impart tradition while creating new ones. It is the best of family time…
Our Temple Aliyah seniors participate actively in classes, programs and holiday celebrations. In addition, we have special programs just for you. Our Seniors Club meets once a month on a Wednesday afternoon, typically for lunch and entertainment or a discussion. We hope you’ll join us.
While we are always seeking out new and creative special events, our annual program is strong and varied. Events often include a Concert with a headliner, Scholar-in-Residence Series, Annual Gala, a professional Purim Shpiel and Purim Carnival, a Mah Jongg Tournament, a Golf Tournament, Celebrating Israel, as well as other events and entertainment.
Temple Aliyah is proud to offer a number of programs for families with children with special needs. OurSpace programs are designed for children and their families who want to live a full Jewish life, experience Jewish learning, and celebrate holidays with friends and community. OurSpace faculty utilizes creative teaching strategies to reach and educate children and young adults with a variety of learning strengths, abilities, and challenges.
Rabbi Nachman of Bretzlov said that the “main cure is through melody and joy.” That is the driving principle behind the joyous music that fills the halls of Temple Aliyah. Music heals, music inspires, music is prayer that reaches the heavens. We have formed a klezmer band, a youth choir, a teen choir, an adult choir, a choir for youth with special needs and a young cantors group — all members of our synagogue and local community. We are all about participation, whether as part of a group, or a congregant praying in the pews. Rabbi Nachman goes on to say that “music will make you happy… and send joy in to your soul.” Join us in song at Temple Aliyah and bring music in to your life.
Temple Aliyah Men’s Club is a vital part of congregational life. The Men’s Club holds various social, religious, family and community-oriented events throughout the year, as well as a regular meeting the first Tuesday of each month. We have programs designed to reach members of all ages. All men are encouraged to participate.