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Davis, Rabbi Max Rabbi Max Davis has been the rabbi of Congregation B'nai Torah, Springfield, MA, since 2010 where he helped transition the community through a triple-merger of three smaller synagogues into a new, forward-focused, unified congregation.  Before coming to Springfield, Rabbi Davis was assistant rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel, Berkeley, CA for two years, where he also had served as a rabbinic intern.

Concurrently with his positions in Springfield and Berkeley, Rabbi Davis has greatly enjoyed teaching Judaics at the local day schools.  He has also helped maintain and expand municipal eruvim in Cambridge, Berkeley, and Longmeadow.

Rabbi Davis received Semicha in 2008 from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School (Riverdale, NY).  He also holds a master's degree in Jewish Education from Yeshiva University.  A native of Brookline, MA, Rabbi Davis is an alumnus of Maimonides School, Harvard University (BA Urban Studies), and Yeshivat Hamivtar, Efrat, Israel.

In a "past life," Rabbi Davis worked summers as a park ranger for the National Park Service at Bunker Hill and the Charlestown Navy Yard, an experience he considers essential training for delivering Shabbat morning drashot.  Rabbi Davis is most grateful to be in the presence of his wife Dalia and their three daughters, Revaya (6), Hodaya & Tifferet (11 months).

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, September 28, is at 6:14 pm.    Shabbat concludes at 7:12 pm on Saturday, September 29.  

Torah Portion

This Saturday is Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot.  
(The Torah Reading is Shemot 33:12-34:26;   Maftir is Bamidbar 29:26-31;   and the Haftarah is Ezekiel 38:18-39:16
Megillat Kohelet.)