Local Zmanim

Zmanim for 168 Adams St., Newton MA:
  • Sunrise: 5:48am
  • Kriat Shema (M''A): 8:39am
  • Kriat Shema (Gr''A): 9:15am
  • Latest Tefillah: 10:24am
  • Chatzot: 12:42pm
  • Mincha Gedola: 1:17pm
  • Mincha Katana: 4:44pm
  • Plag HaMincha: 6:10pm
  • Sunset: 7:37pm

Nachas Notes

Happy Birthday to David Sloane!  (April 18th)
Happy birthday (May 4th) to Benjamin Lev Gvirtsman!
Happy birthday to Eliana Walker!  (April 10th and 7 Nisan)

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Video and Audio Recordings of Jewish Music From Three Continents

If you would like to re-experience the wonderful concert, Jewish Music From Three Continents, that we presented last month — or even more so if you missed the concert — we hope you enjoy the video below.  This portion of the concert is Ernest Bloch's  Baal Shem: Three Pictures of Hassidic Life.

Also below is a link to purchase a CD of the beautiful studio recording Sergey Khanukaev and Daniel Broniatowski made of Jewish Music From Three Continents, a CD completed and released just days before the concert.


Finding Childhood Next Sunday

schwaber-Evelyne-AlbrechtEvelyne Albrecht Schwaber, a renowned psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, was four years old when she fled Vienna with her parents in 1938, six months after the Anschluss.  Two years later, after a temporary sojourn in Switzerland, she and her parents came to the United States. 

Next Sunday, April 27 (28 Nissan 5774), Dr. Schwaber will be the Guest Speaker at the annual Community-Wide Yom Ha-Shoah Commemoration, which is co-sposonsored by the Adams Street Shul.  The title of her presentation is “Finding My Childhood – Again: Fleeing the Shoah.”

The program will also include a video feature and a presentation by Maimonides students.  “Yom Hashoah is a day of remembrance,” Dr. Schwaber says. “My story tells of the nature and power of memories lost and recovered.”

This year's commemoration will be held at the S. Joseph Solomont Synagogue, at the Maimonides School (34 Philbrick Rd., Brookline).  The commemoration begins at 8:00 PM, preceded by mincha at 7:30 PM.  

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Next Sunday Come and Walk!

DrapkinRonny-new-150x200The Adams Street Team is currently nearing the top of the fund-raisers ranking.  You can put us on top!

Join your friends, and make new ones, as members of the Adams Street Shul participate in the Second Annual Walk for Rofeh, next Sunday, April 27, at the DCR Chestnut Hill Reservoir.  This event is a 5 km (3.1 mile) family-friendly walk to support Rofeh International. 

Rofeh is a great cause!  People from all around the world and throughout the United States come to Boston’s prestigious medical centers for life saving medical treatment.  These patients and their families are stuck far from home, perhaps for a long time, and are feeling vulnerable in a stressful and unfamiliar environment. 

Rofeh ensures that the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients and their families are met with loving kindness, warmth and dignity.  The Rofeh support system includes medical referrals, food, housing, and social services — all at no charge to those stressed with illness and financial pressures.

Horowitz Rabbi Naftoli HorowitzRofeh was founded by the previous Bostoner Rebbe, Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Horowitz; and is now directed by his youngest son, the current Bostoner Rebbe, Rabbi Naftali Yehuda Horowitz.

Now that Purim is over, please consider signing up for the walk.  Help raise money for this great charity that is doing important work right here in Boston. 

And you get a really cool Rofeh T-shirt, and a Team Adams Street cap!

The link to register is: http://walk.rofehint.org/rofeh/register.asp

Click on ‘Join a Team’.   After you fill out your information, you can select “The Adams Street Shul” team under the Fundraising section.

If you can’t make the walk, please consider making a donation on our Team page to support this cause: http://walk.rofehint.org/rofeh/teampage.asp?fundid=1830

Registration is $36 for students; $54 for individuals; and $72 for families (no limit on number of family members).  There is no fundraising minimum.

Now that Purim is over please consider signing up for the 5 km (3.1 miles) walk on Sunday, April 27th, to support Rofeh International.

This is a great opportunity to do something together as a family, as friends, and as a community.  The Drapkin, Kadden, and Cantor families have already signed up, and more are on the way!  We are looking forward to walking together!

Yom HaZikaron & Eighth Annual Family Picnic with the Trees

WeinbergRabbi-150x200There is a berachah that we can say only once a year, when we see two (or more) different species of fruit-bearing trees in bloom simultaneously.  Each year, we come together to say it.  This year, we will gather for our Eighth Annual Family Picnic With the Trees on Sunday May 4th, from 12 noon to 2:00 PM. 

May 4th is also Yom HaZikaron, so this year our guest speakers will connect trees to Yom HaZikaron.  Rabbi Norbert Weinberg,  Rabbi Avinoam Durani, and other area rabbis have graciously consented to address us. 

chickensIt's a fun gathering.  There's good food for humans, and birdseed for kids to feed the chickens.  There's festive music, a drash (see our online recordings of Picnic with the Trees Shiurim for examples from prior years), and a chance to say this berachah together. 

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Shabbat Times

Candle-Lighting in Nonantum for Friday, April 25, is at 7:21 pm.   Shabbat concludes at 8:22 pm on Saturday, April 26.  

Weekly Torah Portion

Minyans This Week

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Saturday:  9:00 am
Sunday:  8:00 am

Education This Week

Wednesday, April 23, at 07:30 PM
Anatomy of the Mitzvot
taught Rabbi Weinberg in his home, at 130 Crafts Street.

Thursday, April 24, at 08:30 PM
Rambam's "Letter to Yemen"
taught by Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe, located around the corner from the shul, in Yury's Piano Shop.

Saturday, April 26, at 10:30 AM
Children's Shabbat Program
for ages 3 to 8

Sunday, April 27, at 09:00 AM
Talmud Class: Good Neighbors (and, well, the oy vey kind)
Tractate Bava Batra, taught by Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe.

Sunday, April 27, at 08:00 PM
Finding Childhood... Again
Community-Wide Yom HaShoah Commemoration at the Maimonides School (34 Philbrick Road, Brookline)

Wednesday, April 30, at 07:30 PM
Anatomy of the Mitzvot
taught Rabbi Weinberg in his home, at 130 Crafts Street.

Thursday, May 1, at 08:30 PM
Rambam's "Letter to Yemen"
taught by Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe, located around the corner from the shul, in Yury's Piano Shop.

Last Week's Kiddush Sponor

The Grand Family Kiddush Fund

Next Week's Kiddush Sponor


This Week's Volunteers

Ronny Drapkin
Musicians Wanted

KhanukaevMaestroSergey Sergey Khanukaev, our member and accomplished pianist and musical conductor, would like to organize a professional instrumental ensemble of children ages 9 to 16 to perform a variety of musical pieces focused on Jewish themes. 

After a series of rehearsals and preparations he would launch a series of concerts in Boston. This is a highly innovative idea, since there are currently no children's ensembles that are focused primarily on performing the masterpieces of Jewish music. 

Dr. Khanukaev would very much like to discuss his proposal with prospective parents and students.  Please contact him at 617-669-7778 or at ilanamed1@gmail.com to discuss ways in which you might collaborate.

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.

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