Local Zmanim

Zmanim for 168 Adams St., Newton MA:
  • Sunrise: 6:29am
  • Kriat Shema (M''A): 9:02am
  • Kriat Shema (Gr''A): 9:38am
  • Latest Tefillah: 10:42am
  • Chatzot: 12:48pm
  • Mincha Gedola: 1:20pm
  • Mincha Katana: 4:29pm
  • Plag HaMincha: 5:48pm
  • Sunset: 7:08pm

Nachas Notes

Happy anniversary to Michael and Lucy Partensky (April 5)!
Happy Birthday to Nevo Durani!
Happy birthday, Bert Grand!
Happy Birthday to Matan Kabillio (March 31 and 24 Adar II), grandson of Harold and Sybil Binder.
Happy Anniversary to Anna Steingart and Misha Rubnich!  (March 29th)
Happy Birthday to Ramteen Missaghi!  (March 27)
Happy Birthday to Phil Rosen!  (March 27th)
Happy birthday to Maddy Kadden, April 7th.
Happy birthday, Racheli Bracha Efremenko, granddaughter of Chaya Esther Vaks, and daughter of Rivka and Gershom Efremenko.
Happy birthday to Eliana Walker!  (April 10th and 7 Nisan)
Happy Birthday to Aryeh Cheses!

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Passover Schedule

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Pesach Shiurim Online

Prepare for Passover with our audio and video classes:

The Five Mitzvot of the Seder Sunday,
15 April
The Pesach - Rosh Chodesh Connection Saturday,
08 April
The Sefer HaChinnuch on Pesach Tuesday,
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Rebbe Nachman on the Symbolism of Matzah Saturday,
16 April
For Delivery After Passover

crop Musee European de la Biere beer advertising posters 023 4Any of the beers presented at the recent Pre-Purim Melavah Malkah and Beer-Tasting Contest can still be ordered at the special event pricing. 

You can specify "delivery now" or "delivery after Passover".  In addition, Silver Lake Liquors will make a donation to the shul equal to 10% of your order. 

Click to view or print the Beer Descriptions.  And click to view or print the Order Form.  Fill out the order form and give it to event organizer Jordan Lee Wagner, or directly to John Negrotti around the corner at Silver Lake Liquors.

The event was a great success, with twenty-five people attending and with fascinating divrei Torah from Rabbi Yaffe.  Now you can make it worth even more to the shul, and to your tastebuds, by placing your order for some of these superb craft beers.

Nathan Lesser Bar Mitzvah

Lesser, NathanMazel tov to Nathan Lesser and his family on his recent bar mtzvah.  His self-assured poise, both during layning and speech-making, was a source of great nachas for his parents Sarah and Steve, and for and the whole community, which has watched him grow up with satisfaction and pleasure.

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Shabbat Times

Candle-Lighting in Nonantum for Friday, April 3, is at 6:56 pm.   Shabbat concludes at 7:57 pm on Saturday, April 4.  

Weekly Torah Portion

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Sunday:  8:00 am

Education This Week

Sunday, March 29, at 09:00 AM
Talmud Class: Good Neighbors (and, well, the oy vey kind)
Tractate Bava Batra, taught by Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe.

Last Week's Kiddush Sponor

Sisters Irene Wachsler and Sarah Liberman in gratitude for the recovery of their mother, Millie Tobolsky

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Melavah Malkah Thank Yous

WagnerJordan 100x100Thank you to the following volunteers for making The Second Annual PrePurim Melavah Malkah and Beer-Tasting Contest so successful: 

Many thanks to Sarah Wagner and Nechama Fleishmann for a gruelling amount of work in the kitchen and serving; 

and to Dr. Howard Bleich for pre-event shopping and delivery; 

and to Evie Notis and Noam Cohen who arrived early and made lovely hors d'ouvres;

and to Talia Holtzman, Zevvy Goldish, and Noam Steinman who stepped into the breach by setting up the room; 

and to to John Negrotti of Silver Lake Liquors for his guidance in selecting and procuring the beers and his related donation of beverages for l'chayims, and his assistance with poster production; 

and to Benyomin Fleischmann for the massive clean up afterward;

and to Robin Walker, Daniel Broniatowski, and Rabbi Weinberg for guidance that significantly improved the event's market positioning statement. 

Of course we also thank Rabbi Norbert Weinberg for his welcoming remarks and Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe for his extensive presentation.  They made the event both educational and fun, and they were recorded.  You can watch them on our YouTube channel or on the Event Scrapbook page on our website.

Jordan Lee Wagner,
Event Chair

New Scrapbook!

2014-05-18 barbecue-album-cover-photoOur newest online scrapbook is now available for viewing.  It aggregates photos taken at our recent Lag B'Omer Barbecue. 

If you have any photos or videos to add, please send them to

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 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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