Adult & Family Programs

Annual & Special Events

Annual Purim Carnival & Shpiel

A rip-roaring, hilarious musical comedy featuring our kids, our teens, and our adults. The entire congregation whoops it up for Mordechai and Esther, and hisses the villainous Haman. Adults and children are invited to come in costume, as is traditional, to celebrate Jewish survival thousands of years ago.  After the Shpiel, we invite everyone to join us for the most amazing two-day remarkable event! The Purim Carnival features fun filled rides, great games, live entertainment, fabulous kosher food, prizes and auction items. Beginning on a Saturday night, right after Havdalah, and continuing through Sunday evening, the event draws families from all over, Jewish and gentile, young and old. Purim Shpiel is made possible in part through the generous support of Jan & Leonard Gelfand.


Temple Aliyah offers an enriching and educational weekend when a scholar is invited to come to our synagogue and provide new in-sights on a variety of Jewish related topics. The Scholar-In-Residence speaks at each of the Shabbat services, and at various weekend events. A rewarding event that you don’t want to miss.

Annual Golf Tournament & Mah Jongg Classic

During the fall, Temple Aliyah sponsors its annual golf tournament. Anyone can play and participate in the putting contests and the scramble – best ball tournament. Following the tournament, there is a wonderful dinner, awards ceremony, and live and silent auctions.

Hanukkah Boutique

The Hanukkah Boutique features a variety of vendors with a broad range of products for men, women, and children – gifts and items you’ll want and be proud to give. Best of all, you know part of your money goes to supporting the Synagogue and the Early Childhood Education department, which only makes your gifts that much sweeter.

Mishloach Manot

Mishloach Manot means sending gifts to one another, a Purim tradition that has been enthusiastically invigorated at Temple Aliyah. Our Women of Aliyah prepared over 1,000 gift baskets chock full of goodies and gifts which were delivered to every member of the Synagogue.

Mitzvah Day

Each year, Temple Aliyah participates in Mitzvah Day. It is a time when congregants help support members of the local community. Whether assisting the aged with food, giving blood, or training to be volunteers at Koreh L.A., everyone feels that each has given something back to others in need.

Annual Gala Celebration

Each year brings a new surprise at the annual Gala Dinner Celebration. The event honors congregants who have performed outstanding service to the synagogue or the community. This year we will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary in style.

Other Special Events

The unexpected has a way of happening regularly. Temple Aliyah is quick to respond to unusual situations with equally unusual programs. For example, the popular thriller book, The Da Vinci Code, was jointly discussed with members of St. Bernardine of Siena Church. The Temple has also played host to visiting scholars, authors and Jews from communities all over the world with special programs of interest to our community.