The Adams Street Shul

Congregation Agudas Achim Anshei Sfard

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Amy Golahny is a former congregant who now lives in Pennsylvania.  Amy Golahny's father lives in Newton and is a current member of the Shul.  In his nineties, he has become home-bound and is no longer able to attend Shul events.  (His granddaughter was married here at Adams Street five years ago.)

Rabbi Weinberg had been visiting him at home until recently.  Given the Rabbi's retirement and the fact that he is spending more time in Israel, the Rabbi is no longer able to continue the weekly visits.  We are looking for a volunteer or volunteers who would be interested and willing to assume the mitzvah of visiting this gentleman at home.  He would very much like to receive visits from a Shul member. 

If you are interested, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to give you his contact information.
Nechama Fleischmann
Chair, Chesed Committee

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Reminder to all who use The Nonantum Eruv that it's the time of year to support it if you can. 

Although the Greater Boston Eruv Corporation conducts the weekly inspection for us, the Adams Street Shul pays for this service, and we also pay directly the electrician who makes the repairs.

Most people don't think of The Nonantum Eruv as a weekly event, but providing it is very much a weekly project of our congregation. Just as we work behind the scenes to provide a Kiddush, a Third Meal, and a Torah Reader, so too do we maintain the eruv from our Shul's funds.

Every Thursday afternoon, two specially trained employees inspect the entire boundary of our eruv and call in repair orders. We have an electrician on retainer, standing by with a bucket truck every Friday, to make any needed repairs. 

Finally, the status message (which you can see on our website and hear at 781-446-9797 on Friday afternoons) is updated.  This process ensures that our eruv is "up" almost every Sabbath.

The Adams Street Synagogue offers sponsorship of The Nonantum Eruv each Shabbos for only $54. Sponsoring this weekly service of the shul is an opportunity to honor an individual, memorialize a loved one, or celebrate a simcha

The eruv is much appreciated, as it encourages more people to participate in our Shabbat services and to join our community. 

If you've enjoyed bring anything to or from the Shul on the Sabbath, or to each other's homes, please make an eruv donation now by clicking here.  


Sunday, August 20, 2017
28 Av 5777

Nachas Notes

Happy Birthday to Eliahu Kabillio (August 2 and 20 Av), grandson of Harold and Sybil Binder.
Happy Anniversary to Emily Kopley and Raphael Godefroy! (August 7)
Happy Anniversary to Deborah Parker and Larry Cantor! (August 9)
Happy Birthday to Jacob Missaghi! (August 9)
Happy Anniversary to Robin and Michael Walker! (August 13)
Happy Anniversary to Eliana Walker and Adrian Medina! (August 16)
Happy Birthday to Basya Tziporah Wagner! (August 16 and 29 Av)
Happy Birthday to Ziv Lakein!
Happy birthday to Mushkie Gurkow!
Happy birthday to Mushkie Gurkow!
Happy birthday to Sarah Knight.
Happy birthday to Yaakov Yisroel Kabillio, son of Judith and Aric, grandson of Harold and Sybil Binder.
Happy Birthday to Carol Wagner! (August 17)
Happy Birthday to Yagel Kabillio, grandson of Harold and Sybil Binder. (August 18; 13 Av).
Happy Anniversary to Leah Vaks and Shlomo Stavitsky! (August 30)
Happy Anniversary to Aryeh and Nechama Cheses! (September 5th)
Happy Birthday to Moshe Kabillio, grandson of Harold and Sybil Binder. (September 5; 5 Elul).
Happy Birthday Jeremiah Rosen! (September 6th)

Refuah List

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Hey, People of the Book!

Many of us buy stuff over the Internet; everything from books and DVDs to pet food and tomato sauce. And many of us use, the world's largest store. Instead of going to by typing that into your computer, please go there by using one the links below, and Amazon will donate about 6% of your purchase to the shul.  Since they usually have the best prices, you save too!

For example: Here's a link to buy the Artscroll Siddur: Nusach Sefard (the same Siddur we use in the Shul).  And here's the The Chumash: The Stone Edition (the same one we use in the Shul). Or any Books at all!

In fact, Amazon donates to the Shul when you buy anything (if you go to Amazon via our links), including: 

So please use these links to help the Shul whenever you shop. Thanks!


Here's an easy and cost-free way you can help our community grow! Many people are searching for a shul near Boston on the Internet. Often, Yelp's page about our shul comes up along with our website. These search results mean that many people's first impression of our shul comes from Yelp's listing.

Yelp is a directory of businesses and institutions. Anyone can post reviews there. You can help us attract more visitors and prospective members by visiting The Adams Street Shul's listing at Yelp, and rating us or reviewing us there. It takes just a couple of minutes and is free.

The more positive reviews, written by diverse people sharing their perspectives, the more our listing in the Yelp directory is a valuable aid to our long term growth.  

Donate to the Shul Without it Costing You a Cent

When you shop at The Butcherie in Brookline, remember to ask for your receipt to be stamped. When you bring your stamped receipts to the shul, we turn them in, and The Butcherie donates to the Shul.

Bring your Butcherie receipts to the Shul and drop them in the pouch on the office door.  The Butcherie will donate 3% of your credit card purchases, and 5% of your cash or check purchases, to the Shul. It adds up!

Shabbat Times

Candle-Lighting in Nonantum for Friday, August 25, is at 7:12 pm.    Shabbat concludes at 8:11 pm on Saturday, August 26.  

Torah Portion

This Saturday is Shabbat Shoftim.  
(The Torah Reading is Devarim 16:18-21:9;   and the Haftarah is Isaiah 51:12-52:12.)

Minyan Schedule

for the weekend of 7/28-7/30, Shabbat Devarim/Chazon

Friday Mincha 7:00 pm
Saturday Shacharit 9:00 am
  Mincha 7:45 pm


Shacharit 8:00 am

Upcoming Educational Events

Thank Our Eruv Sponsors

No events

Thank Our Kiddush Sponsors

Sat, July 1

Sat, July 8

Sat, July 15

Sat, July 22

Sat, July 29

Sat, August 5

Sat, August 12

Sat, August 19

Thank Our Mincha Layners

No events

Reorganized Chesed Committee

Fleischmann, Nechama Nechama FleischmannWe are pleased to announce that the Shul's Chesed Committee, chaired by Nechama Fleischmann, has recently been reorganized.  If you or someone you know in the shul community needs assistance, please contact one of the following committee members:

1. For assistance in time of serious illness or injury:  Nechama Fleischmann (774-232-7715)

2. For meals and assistance for new mothers/births: Holly Kilim (617-922-9611)

3. For Shiva and bereavement: Elana  Medvedevsky (617-669-6059)

If you have any questions, suggestions, or would like to help out with the committee's work, please contact Nechama Fleischmann at the phone number listed above. 

Kiddush Set-Up Schedule

Click here for the most recent Kiddush Set-Up Schedule.

Looking for Leyners!

Interested in leyning at the shul? There are many opportunities. If you or someone you know would be in interested in leyning at the Adams Street Shul, contact the Chairman of the Ritual Committee, Michael Cramer.

Torah Talk

Con­gre­gants are tak­ing turns de­liver­ing ser­mons on Shab­bat mor­nings. To volunteer, contact Rustin Shenkman.

Chesed Committee Contacts

  • Shiva meals: Elena Medvedovsky ()
  • Births: Anna Steingart ()
  • Serious Illness: Nechama Fleischmann ()

If You Feed Them, They Will Come

Bert Grand at the Shul Centennial Red Sox OutingWe hope you have enjoyed the pleasant socializing each week after Shabbat morning services. Have you ever wondered how the shul manages to provide the kiddush even on weeks when it has not been sponsored? 

The Grand Family Kiddush Fund sponsors the kiddush whenever no one else has.  Even if you cannot sponsor a kiddush on your own, small donations in any amount are always welcome.  Simply designate that your donation is for The Grand Family Kiddush Fund. 

It's a nice way to honor someone, celebrate a simcha, or memorialize a loved one.  You can donate online now.