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President Bush proclaims May 2008 as Jewish American Heritage Month!

This is the press release I received from the White House:

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ­ For Immediate Release April 29, 2008 JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, 2008 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION Jewish American Heritage Month is an opportunity to celebrate the history, culture, and faith of Jewish Americans and their contributions to our Nation. The story of the Jewish people in America is the story of America itself. When the first Jewish settlers arrived on our shores hundreds of years ago, they saw a land of promise and liberty. With hard work and determination, these individuals helped build our country and strengthen our values. Their commitment to religious freedom and their belief in democracy have enriched our society and helped make our country a beacon of hope for all. Many Jewish Americans have served in our military with valor and distinction in times of war and peace. We pay special tribute to all those who stepped forward when our country needed them most. These American heroes confronted grave dangers to protect our Nation. During Jewish American Heritage Month and throughout the year, we honor Jewish Americans who played an integral role in shaping the cultural fabric of our Nation. Their spirit and talents have helped America succeed and prosper, and their efforts continue to remind us of the many blessings of this great country. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 2008 as Jewish American Heritage Month. I call upon all Americans to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities to honor Jewish Americans across the country. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-second. GEORGE W. BUSH

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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.

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Rabbi Norbert Weinberg


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, August 7, is at 7:40 pm.    Shabbat concludes at 8:39 pm on Saturday, August 8.  

Minyan Schedule

for the weekend of 8/7-8/9:

Friday   Minchah: 7:00 PM
Saturday Shacharit: 9:00 AM
  Minchah: 7:30 PM
Sunday Shacharit: 8:00 AM

Torah Portion

This Saturday is Shabbat Eikev, Mevarchim.  
(The Torah Reading is Devarim 7:12-11:25;   and the Haftarah is Isaiah 49:14-51:3.)

Upcoming Educational Events

Thursday, August 6 @ 8:30 pm
Parsha Shiur

Class led by Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe (at Yury's Piano Shop, 339 Watertown Street)
Saturday, August 8 @ 10:00 am
Children's Shabbat Program

Led by Chanie Yaffe.