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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.
Thanks,
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.  

Thanks!

Sunday, June 25, 2017
1 Tammuz 5777

Nachas Notes

Happy Anniversary to Shelly Greene and Dr. David Jacobson! (June 9)
Happy birthday, David Rubinstein! (June 9th)
Happy Anniversary to Daniel and Holly Broniatowski! (June 15)
Happy Birthday to Tali Cheses! (June 17th)
Happy birthday to Robin Walker. (June 16th)
Happy Birthday to Audrey Berman! (June 17)
Happy Birthday to Mendi Kabillio (June 21 and 30 Sivan), grandson of Harold and Sybil Binder.
Happy Birthday to Yoki (Yocheved Batya) Fleischman! (28 Sivan; June 26)
Happy Birthday to Peretz Partensky! (June 28th)
Happy birthday to Noah Cheses! (July 1)
Happy Birthday to Victor Epstein! (July 3rd)
Happy birthday to Asher Cheses. (July 3)
Happy Birthday to Shelly Greene! (July 5th)
Happy Birthday to Dr. Len Berman! (July 7th)
Happy Birthday to Bernie Wagner!
Happy Anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Alex Shamrakova! (July 15)
Happy Birthday to Aviva Cheses, on July 14th.

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Chesed Notes

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:

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

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.

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 Amazon.com, the world's largest store. Instead of going to Amazon.com 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!

Shop Amazon and Support the Shul

We are very pleased that the Adams Street Shul is a non-profit associate of Amazon.com.  This means that any purchase you make from Amazon, initiated from the the Shul's website or email link, results in a percentage of that purchase being donated to our organization.  Bookstoolstoyselectronics,  anything!

Whenever you are planning to buy something from Amazon.com, please start that transaction from this link, or from our website.  


Here is our direct link to Amazon. This process is easy for your convenience, and, at the same time, allows you to support the important works of the Adams Street Shul.

 

We hope you will take advantage of this great opportunity to raise funds for the Shul!  Thank you so much for your support.

Shabbat Times

Candle-Lighting in Nonantum for Friday, June 30, is at 8:09 pm.    Shabbat concludes at 9:09 pm on Saturday, July 1.  

Torah Portion

This Saturday is Shabbat Chukat.  
(The Torah Reading is Bamidbar 19:1-22:1;   and the Haftarah is Judges 11:1-33.)

Minyan Schedule

for 6/23-6/25, Shabbat Korach & Rosh Chodesh Tammuz:

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

Sunday

Shacharit 8:00 am

Upcoming Educational Events

Thank Our Eruv Sponsors

No events

Thank Our Kiddush Sponsors

Sat, May 6
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Sat, May 13
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Sat, May 20
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Sat, May 27
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Sat, June 3
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Sat, June 10
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Sat, June 17
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Sat, June 24
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Thank Our Mincha Layners

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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.