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.
Chair, Chesed Committee
Participate in the Adams Street Shul cookbook, a celebration of the culinary cultures of our community.
Adams Street is home shul to so many good cooks, from both hemispheres and several continents. Our collective memory spans many decades of history and many thousands of square miles of civilization. Let's celebrate our diverse gathering of individuals by showcasing all the delightful things we can do to food. Let's put together the first Adams Street cookbook.
Please let your fellow members know who you are, where you came from, and what spells “delicious” to you! Contribute a favorite recipe, or several.
What recipes should you send in? The soup you remember your great-aunt by; the cholent or pilaf or salad dressing you're particularly proud of; the cookie without which your children would not consider Rosh Hashanah properly sanctified; the meatballs your Italian grandfather used to make for the family, in which soy milk could be substituted.
(The editor is very good at kosher modifications to recipes, by the way. If you don't know how a recipe could be tailored to the dietary laws, just ask for a consultation).
If there's a story with your recipe, please feel free to add it.
If a favorite, iconic recipe you want to include comes from a published cookbook or website, please supply that information. With proper attribution the recipe can still be included.
The submission period will run from this date until February 1, 2017.
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.
Happy Birthday to Levi Yitzchak, son of Rabbi and Mrs. Yale and Rivkie Spalter, grandson of Rabbi and Mrs. Shlomo and Chanie Yaffe! (February 5th and Tu B'Shevat)
Happy Birthday to Shalva Tagayl Sloane, on February 5th.
Happy birthdays to Dina Rebecca (Dina Rivkah) Wagner and Silvia Malkah (Malkah Sima) Wagner, on February 5th and Shevat 29.
Happy Anniversary to Carol and Bernard Wagner! (February 7)
Happy Birthday to Benyomin Fleischmann!
Happy birthday to Max Cantor (February 17) !
Happy Birthday to Yury Levshitz! (February 24)
Happy Birthday to Rabbi Shomo Yaffe, the day before Purim! (He seldom gets to eat on his birthday!)
Happy Birthday to Ronny Drapkin! (March 2nd)
Happy Birthday to Sarah Boling!
Happy Anniversary to Phil and Jane Rosen! (March 10)
Happy Birthday Jane Partensky (March 10th).
Devorah bas Leah
Would you like to be included on a list of people willing to prepare or deliver meals to Adams Street families in need of chesed at the time of a birth, death, or illness?
If you would like to be contacted in these circumstances, please send your name, phone number and e-mail address along with any specific instructions (e.g., "I am happy to deliver meals, but I don't have any time during the week to cook.") to the following members of the Chesed Committee:
We would like to keep names on file so that we will be able to contact you to ask if you are available to help when a situation arises.
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!
Whenever you are planning to buy something from Amazon.com, please start that transaction from this link, or from our website.
for the weekend of 2/24-26, Shabbat Mishpatim, Erev Rosh Chodesh, Shekalim:
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We 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.
Rabbi Weinberg remains our Rabbi on Call, available to take your calls and emails to answer your questions and provide counsel.
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.
Congregants are taking turns delivering sermons on Shabbat mornings. To volunteer, contact Rustin Shenkman.