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  • Last Chance!

    News - Viva Volunteers!
    It's not too late to squeak in a tax deduction before the calendar changes.  Click here to make a donation to the Adams Street Shul. ...
  • Next Thursday Night: Pre-Pesach Wine-Tasting

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    Join Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe for an educational Pre-Passover Wine Tasting.  We will sample six wines, and in between them Rabbi Yaffe will teach about the five cups of wine at the Passover seder.  Gain inspirational insights into these essential ele...
  • Third Meal is Back!

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    With the return of Daylight Saving Time comes the return of our late Shabbat Mincha services and Seudah Shelishit (Third Meal), followed by Maariv and Havdalah.  This week's Shabbat Mincha is at 6:15 PM. By the way, this week's Third Meal is not yet...
  • Purim Seudah Thanks Yous

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    This year, over forty-five people from The Adams Street Shul and Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe's Newton branch of The Institute for Jewish Knowledge joined together for the Purim Day seudah on Thursday, March 5 at the Adams Street Shul.  Our tha...
  • Our Newest Canadian Member, eh?

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    With great joy we share the news of the birth of a baby girl to Sarah and Rabbi Noah Cheses, daughter-in-law and son of Areyh and Nechama Cheses.   Orly Sivan Cheses was born on the Shabbat before Purim in Toronto, Canada, weighing in...
  • Tonight's Seder Canceled

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    Due to the snowstorm, Rabbi Yaffe is unable to get back to Boston in time to conduct the seder.  And Rabbi Weinberg is still in Israel.  Se we are reluctantly canceling our congregational seder.  But you can still enjoy a congregational ...
  • Condolences to Eyal and Shenhav Cohen and Family

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    Baruch Dayan Emet.  With great sadness we report that Esther and Yitzchak Cohen, the parents and in-laws of Eyal and Shenhav, and the grandparents of Tzukit, Reve, Tor, and Livnei,  were killed in an auto accident yesterday in the Shomron. ...
  • Congregational Tu B'Shvat Seder Next Tuesday

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    Join us next Tuesday at 7:30 PM to enjoy our annual Tu B'Shevat seder, led this year by Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe, who will explicate complex Jewish concepts in an inspiring way. The seder will last about ninety minutes.  All are welcome. A reservation is ...
  • The New Year for Trees

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    Tu B'Shevat marks the first signs of Spring in Israel.  At this time of year, trees sprout little leaves and the flower buds appear.  Tu B'Shevat is the New Year for Trees as far as our three agricultural laws regarding trees (terumah, maaser, ...
  • Baruch Dayan HaEmet

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    With sadness we inform you of the passing of Robert L. Cohen, Reuven ben Yaakov Avigdor HaCohen V’Basha, father of Felice Whittum.  Felice will be sitting shiva at her home, 407 Lowell Avenue, Newton. She can be reached at 617-767-1030. Please ta...
  • Save the Date! Congregational Tu B'Shvat Seder

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    Tuesday, February 3rd, we will enjoy a Tu B'Shevat seder led by Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe that will explicate complex Jewish concepts in an inspiring way.  Last year, Rabbi Yaffe assembled a haggadah based on Rabbi Maayan's haggadah from our 2006 Seder, an...
  • Second Annual Pre-Purim Beer-Tasting Contest & Melavah Malkah

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    How expert are your taste buds?  Find out on Saturday night, February 28th --- the last Saturday night before Purim --- at Greater Boston's Second Annual Pre-Purim "Drinking Contest" & Melavah Malkah! Bring your friends and meet new ones. You wi...
  • Pre-Purim Melavah Malkah

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    Plan to be with Rabbis Norbert Weinberg and Shlomo Yaffe for a Melavah Malkah on the Saturday Night before Purim, a unique event that will combine Torah Learning with beer!  In fact, a diverse array of the the finest kosher, exotic craft beers. ...
  • Preparing for Tu B'Shvat

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    Although a seder is involved, preparing for Tu B'Shvat is not like preparing for Pesach, so you've still got plenty of time.  See some of these online classes for inspiration, as well as two Tu B'shvat Haggaddahs you can print and use yourself: ...
  • The Roiters The Movie

    News - Viva Volunteers!
    On December 7, 2014, The Adams Street Shul honored five generations of The Roiter Family, one of the founding families of our community.  The program was recorded, and you can now watch the video online.  Guest presenters include:   R...
  • Tonight: Why Does God Need So Many Names?

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    In the Bible -- and in subsequent key books of Jewish law, liturgy, and mysticism --  there are many, many divine names.    Most of us manage with one, two or perhaps three names.  Why does God need so many names?   Find out ...
  • Russian Jewish Shabbat at Adams Street

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    On Saturday, February 7th, the Adams Street Shul will host RJCF Shabbat.  Russian Jewish Community Foundation (RJCF) is a non-profit organization created for charitable purposes by Russian speaking Jewish immigrants from the former USSR now residing...
  • Holy Robots! Technology and the Jews

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    "What blessing do you make on a sewing machine?" In the 1971 movie Fiddler on the Roof, the people of Anatekva ask their Rabbi this question upon seeing the first sewing machine to come to their village. How does Judaism understand and relate to new tec...
  • From Bacon to Shul at the Stroke of a Pen

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    Many thanks to Dr. Randy Bock for his donation of an antique map of Nonantum, now displayed in the Elmer Lippin Social Hall, on which the future site of the Shul is labeled "Bacon." Check it out!...
  • Cover Girl

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    Congratulations to Yoki Fleischmann, who was included on the cover of Yachad's New Year's mailing. Click the image for a larger view. Yachad, The National Jewish Council for Disabilities (NJCD), is a thriving non-profit organization dedicated to addressi...
 

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