Shabbat Educator

img_0727-l_1_thumb.jpgDevora Rohr


Shabbat provides a wonderful opportunity to communicate to our children the joy and wonder of living Jewishly in the modern world. As the Shabbat Educator, Devora Rohr brings the joy of her own Jewish childhood to Temple Aliyah families through Shabbat services and programs, using traditional and innovative liturgy, song, stories, puppetry, games, and more. Devora was raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia in the local Solomon Shechter Day School and Camp Ramah in the Poconos. Devora’s connection to Israel was enhanced when she spent a semester of high school at Tichon Ramah Yerushalim (Ramah High School in Jerusalem), and then junior year abroad at Hebrew University. Since graduating from Mount Holyoke College, Devora served with City Year Boston in a K-8 school in Roxbury, worked at Temple Shir Tikva in Wayland as the Education Office Administrator, and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Jewish Education at Hebrew College.  Devora and her wife Stephanie live in Newton with their inquisitive and extroverted child, Yona Aliza.  Email Devora Rohr.




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 Temple Aliyah is a member of Mayyim Hayyim, a beautiful mikveh in Newton? Did you know this entitles a limited number of congregants to a free immersion gift certificate? To learn more about the benefits and reasons behind an immersion, please visit the Mayyim Hayyim website. To schedule an immersion 1) request your immersion appointment online  2) wait 24 hours for a response, 3) show up at the designated time, and 4) let them know you are a member of Temple Aliyah.

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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 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.


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.