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Congregation Agudas Achim Anshei Sfard

GlassFamily 01Rabbi Mark Glass, a native of Manchester, England, received his BA in Philosophy, MA in Jewish Philosophy, and Semikhah from Yeshiva University’s various schools.  Prior to that, Rabbi Glass spent over two years learning in Yeshivat Hakotel in Jerusalem.  Rabbi Glass was the Rabbinic Intern for two years at Congregation Ahavas Achim in Highland Park, NJ, and has also worked for ORA (the Organization for the Resolution of Agunot) as Assistant Director of Advocacy.  Rabbi Glass lives with his wife, Ruthy, a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University, and their son Yair.

A Modern Community

We hope you will visit us when you visit Boston. If you live here, we hope you will participate in our educational classes, religious services, and holiday celebrations. 

For a quick overview of what's going on, visit our News page and our Calendar.

A Historic Shul

The Adams Street Shul is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We are now in our second century of service to the Jewish community.

Part of our mission is to preserve and maintain this historic building, with the help of many supportive friends.

Rabbi Mark Glass


The Adams Street Shul

(617) 630-0226


168 Adams Street
P.O. Box 600371
Newton, MA 02460


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Shabbat Times

Candle-Lighting in Nonantum for Friday, August 17, is at 7:25 pm.    Shabbat concludes at 8:24 pm on Saturday, August 18.  

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.)