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YaffeRabbiShlomo-cropPlan to be with Rabbis Norbert Weinberg and Shlomo Yaffe for a Melavah Malkah on the Saturday Night before Purim, a unique event that will combine Torah Learning with beer!  In fact, a diverse array of the the finest kosher, exotic craft beers. 

There will be food-pairings and learning to go with each beer sample.  Match the unlabeled samples to the bottles they came from to win prizes.

It all starts at 8 PM on February 28th.  As it is written in Pirke Avos:  "Not yours to finish the l'chayim's, but


tree-02Although a seder is involved, preparing for Tu B'Shvat is not like preparing for Pesach, so you've still got plenty of time. 

See some of these online classes for inspiration, as well as two Tu B'shvat Haggaddahs you can print and use yourself:

Tu B'Shvat Seder with Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe


16 January


Shlomo Yaffe
Tu B'Shvat Seder with Rabbi David Maayan Saturday,
11 February
David Maayan

And for deeper insight into the role of trees in our Tradition:


Rabbi Weinberg on


RoiterEventOn December 7, 2014, The Adams Street Shul honored five generations of The Roiter Family, one of the founding families of our community.  The program was recorded, and you can now watch the video online. 

Guest presenters include:
   Rabbi Benjamin Samuels, Congregation Shaarei Tefillah
   Rabbi Mendy Uminer, Chabad of Chestnut Hill
   Professor Ellen Smith, Brandeis University
   Barry Shrage, Combined Jewish Philanthropies

Adams Street Presenters include:
   Rabbi Norbert Weinberg
   Benyomin Fleischmann,

Does-God-Have-a-NameIn the Bible -- and in subsequent key books of Jewish law, liturgy, and mysticism --  there are many, many divine names. 
Most of us manage with one, two or perhaps three names.  Why does God need so many names?
Find out tonight at 8:00 pm, as Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe, our Education Committee Chairman,  conducts a class at Yury's Piano Shop, just around the corner from the Shul, at 339 Watertown Street.

Poock, Jeremy - Russian Jewish Community Foundation (RJCF)On Saturday, February 7th, the Adams Street Shul will host RJCF Shabbat. 

Russian Jewish Community Foundation (RJCF) is a non-profit organization created for charitable purposes by Russian speaking Jewish immigrants from the former USSR now residing in Massachusetts.  The RJCF mission is to preserve and enhance Jewish identity among Russian Jews and to support Israel.

RJCF and Adams Street invite you to a special Shabbat service on Saturday, February 7th:

taylor sewing machine 1873"What blessing do you make on a sewing machine?"

In the 1971 movie Fiddler on the Roof, the people of Anatekva ask their Rabbi this question upon seeing the first sewing machine to come to their village.

How does Judaism understand and relate to new technologies, especially those that change how we relate to our world and each other?

This Sunday's class — entitled Holy Robots! Technology and the Jews —will explore questions such as:  Did the Torah anticipate rapid and revolutionary


BockRandall-2Many thanks to Dr. Randy Bock for his donation of an antique map of Nonantum, now displayed in the Elmer Lippin Social Hall, on which the future site of the Shul is labeled "Bacon."

Check it out!

Fleischmann-Yoki-with-YachadCongratulations to Yoki Fleischmann, who was included on the cover of Yachad's New Year's mailing. Click the image for a larger view.

Yachad, The National Jewish Council for Disabilities (NJCD), is a thriving non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of all Jewish individuals with disabilities and ensuring their inclusion in every aspect of Jewish life.  Inclusion aims to ensure all persons with diverse abilities are able to take their rightful place in the Jewish community.  We educate


Wagners-2014-chumash-playCongratulations to Dina and Malkie Wagner on their first grade Chumash Play.  At this musical event, which they rehearsed for weeks, they received their first chumashim

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