The Adams Street Shul

Congregation Agudas Achim Anshei Sfard

Select a category:

This is the category to use for regular news items about upcoming or recent events.  These articles will appear in the central column of the News page.

  • To create a new item, click the NEW button at the bottom of the item list. 
    (Never overwrite the contents of an old item to make a new one.) 
  • Assign a Finish Publishing date to your item.  (Optionally, assign a start date.)
  • Click the Content Editor's readmore button imagebutton to divide lengthy items into an introduction and a body.
  • Click the "Featured" checkbox if you want the article to be included in the Newsletter and have its headline appear as a link in the Featured Headlines module on the Home page and elsewhere. 

After expiration, these articles will be automatically moved to the Expired News category and archived there. 

This category is for short items that will be published for a very long time, or that will be reused over and over forever.  Examples might include: a constant reminder about Israel Bonds, a standing notice about a recurring weekly event, a reminder to bring in Butcherie receipts, a longstanding solicitation for volunteers, etc. 

These items appear in a sidebar on the News page. 

  • To create a new item, click the NEW button at the bottom of the item list. 
  • Assign a Finish Publishing date of "Never," and change the article's state between "published" and "unpublished" as needed over time.
  • When the article is no longer wanted, leave it published but change its Finish Publishing date so it expires.   (Never overwrite the contents of an old item to make a new one.)
  • When these items finally expire, they are moved to Expired News category and archived there.
  • Check the "Featured" checkbox if you want the article to appear in the newsletter and the title of the article to appear as a link in the Featured Headlines module on the Home page and elsewhere.  Typically this would be done for only a short time, perhaps when the item is new or to reinsert it in the newsletter.

This is the category to use for temporary items soliciting volunteers to perform specific tasks, or thanking volunteers for jobs well done.  Make a hero every week!

These articles will appear in a sidebar on the News page.

  • To create a new item, click the NEW button at the bottom of the item list. 
    (Never overwrite the contents of an old item to make a new one.) 
  • Assign a Finish Publishing date to your item.  (Optionally, assign a start date.)
  • Click the Content Editor's readmore button imagebutton to divide lengthy items into an introduction and a body.
  • Click the "Featured" checkbox if you want the article to be included in the Newsletter and have its headline appear as a link in the Featured Headlines module on the Home page and elsewhere. 

After expiration, these articles will be automatically moved to the Expired News category and archived there. 

This is the category for the President's blog entries.  Items in this category appear in the newsletter if newer than the previous issue. They also appear in a feature on the News page for a while.  The President's Blog menu item presents the complete blog, but that menu item has been moved from under News to under Archives, since the current president does not blog.

The idea of the President's blog isn't to replicate news that can be found elsewhere on the site, but rather to provide a personal commentary in a first-person, conversational manner, that will advance the Shul's communications and image marketing goals.

  • If you are posting on behalf of the President, be sure to fill in the "Author Alias" field, so the article's by-line won't name you.
  • Leave the Finish Publishing date of all blog entries set to 'Never'.  (These articles will never expire nor be archived.)
  • Click the Content Editor's readmore button imagebutton to divide lengthy items into an introduction and a body.
  • Checking the "featured" checkbox has no effect on the newsletter!  Check the "featured" checkbox only if you want the title of the blog entry to appear as a link in the Featured Headlines module on the Home page and elsewhere.  Typically this would be done for only a short time, perhaps when the item is new.
  • To create a new item, click the NEW button at the bottom of the item list.

A Welcome Page Insertion should consist of a button, or a link, or a very short message.  Welcome Page Insertions will appear atop the rightmost column of the Welcome Page.

(Typical uses for a Welcome Page Insertion would be to insert a button that links to a particular article, or that takes a donation, or that makes an event reservation.) 

The weekly Ritual information that normally appears in that column (Shabbat times, Torah Portion, and Minyan Schedule) will be pushed down to make room for any Welcome Page Insertions. 

Since the other columns on the page won't lengthen, the layout of the Welcome Page will become awkward if Welcome Page Insertions are long or many. 

When a Welcome Page Insertion expires, it is automatically deleted; it is not archived. 

Most of the time, there will be nothing published in this category.

Emergency notices that require immediate attention (such as funerals and event cancellations) should be published in the Newsflash category, not here!

This is the category to use for male patients.

This is the category to use for female patients.



Scrapbooks of Events

Use the Content Editor's readmore button imagebutton to give all the educational articles introductions of similar length.  This is important.  Check the 'Education → Recent Articles' page to inspect the result.

Educational articles appear in various places, depending on their category.  Choose a category below:

  • If you are posting on behalf of the Rabbi, be sure to fill in the "Author Alias" field, so the article's by-line won't name you.
  • Leave the Finish Publishing date blank, which is tantamount to explicitly setting it to 'Never'.
  • Set the "Featured Article" setting to Yes if you want the article included in the Newsletter and on the What's New page.  Typically this would be done for only a short time when the item is new, and then you change it later to No
  • To create a new item, click the NEW button below the item list.

 

  • If you are posting on behalf of an Author, be sure to fill in the "Author Alias" field, so the article's by-line won't name you.
  • Leave the Finish Publishing date set to 'Never'.
  • Select "Show Headline on Front Page" if you want the title of your item to appear as a link on the Welcome Page.  Typically this would be done for only a short time, perhaps when the item is new.
  • To create a new item, click the new button imagebutton at the bottom of the item list.

Tu B'Shvat Seders, Classes, and Spring Trees Picnic ShiurimThe New Year for the Trees

Here you'll also find shiurim from our annual 'Picnic with the Trees' event, when we say the b'rachah for simultaneously seeing two or more species of fruit-bearing trees in bloom.
 
Purim-Megillah-Esther-grogger-tsedakahSeason of Hidden Miracles
 
Shmurah Matzah for PesachSeason of our Freedom

"Let my people go that they may serve Me."
 
Flag of Medinat YisraelIsraeli Independence Day
 
clearing the warsaw ghettoHolocaust Remembrance Events
 
tablets-commandmentsThe Season of the Giving of our Torah
 
TishaBAv

Shiurim for:

  • Tisha B'Av
  • The 17th of Tammuz
  • The Tenth of Tevet
  • Tzom Gedaliah
  
 
selichos-shofar-tallis-bookPenitential Shiurim in Preparation for the New Year
 
pemegranite-apple-honeyThe Jewish New Year
 
lulav05The Season of Our Joy
 
objectsThe Festival of Lights
 

This category is for articles that should appear in the right hand column of the front page, after the week's ritual information.

Our Endowment Funds are invested in The CJP Jewish Community Endowment Pool. They generate income for special purposes:

This category does not need to be managed.  The following information is of technical interest only. 

When news expires in the HotNews, NewsFlash, Viva Volunteers, Standing  News, or Ritual Column categories, it is automatically moved to this Expired News category before being archived.

This is done for the convenience of special users (such as authors, managers, and administrators).  Otherwise, they would continue to see expired articles in the front end of the website wherever those categories are aggregated. 

 

Friday, June 22, 2018
9 Tammuz 5778

Nachas Notes

Happy Anniversary to Len and Audrey Berman! (June 3rd)
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!

Refuah List

Devorah bas Leah

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!

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.

Yelp!

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.  

Shabbat Times

Candle-Lighting in Nonantum for Friday, June 22, is at 8:09 pm.    Shabbat concludes at 9:09 pm on Saturday, June 23.  

Torah Portion

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

Upcoming Educational Events

Thank Our Eruv Sponsors

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Thank Our Kiddush Sponsors

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Thank Our Mincha Layners

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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.