The Top Reasons Why I Love The Adams Street Shul
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Boston's Best Synagogue

Newton, Massachustts - orthodox synagogue - shul near BostonThe Adams Street Shul is an orthodox synagogue located near Boston, Massachusetts.  The congregation was founded in 1911 — and the shul built in 1912 — by immigrants who had been settling there since the 1890's, mostly from Hungary and the Ukraine.

The synagogue is located in the Nonantum neighborhood of Newton, less than five miles from downtown Boston. The neighborhood is unusually safe, and extremely convenient to all the Boston attractions, colleges, high-tech employment, and world-class medical centers.

The Adams Street Synagogue is also convenient to mikvaot and day schools, enjoys having an eruv, and often partners with the two other orthodox synagogues within walking distance.

In the last decade of the 20th century, the antique synagogue was physically restored, and its small, vibrant congregation has been growing ever since. 

The shul's members benefit from Newton's excellent municipal services; and there is an eruv.  The shul's Nonantum neighborhood has more homes for rent, more two-family homes, and lower cost houses than can be found in Brookline, Sharon, or other parts of Newton.

Individuals and young families relocating to the Boston area for its job market or educational opportunities find the Adams Street Shul to be a place where they can become active and really make a difference in a welcoming, haimish community.

The synagogue is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the congregation has been housed there continuously for over a century.

For more information, explore the synagogue's website, at, or contact to arrange a tour or Shabbat hospitality.

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