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"The Holocaust: Memory and Legacy" to screen Thurs., Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. the West Newton (Mass.) Cinema, with post-film discussion panel of Holocaust survivors and others featured in the documentary.

A new documentary film on Boston-area Holocaust survivors, WWII liberating soldiers and Holocaust educators, narrated by Jordan Rich and featuring Rabbi Moshe Waldoks, will be shown at 7 p.m. at the West Newton Cinema, 1296 Washington St., West Newton, Mass. Post-film panel discussion with individuals who appear in film. $5 per person; theatre concessions available. DVDs and books available for purchase for $11 each or as a set for $20.

FILM FEATURES: Rabbi Moshe Waldoks, Jordan Rich, Holocaust survivors Israel "Izzy" Arbeiter, Samuel Bak, Stephan Ross, Sonia Weitz and others; Boston City Councillor Michael P. Ross; Facing History and Ourselves Chief Institutional Advancement Officer Andrew H. Tarsy; World War II veterans and camp liberators Ellsworth "Al" Rosen, Cranston "Chan" Rogers and Phil Minsky.

Information: (617) 566-7557 or (617) 964-8074.

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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, June 3, is at 8:00 pm.    Shabbat concludes at 9:01 pm on Saturday, June 4.  

Torah Portion

This Saturday is Shabbat Bechukotai, Mevarchim, Erev Yom Yerushalayim.  
(The Torah Reading is Vayikra 26:3-27:34;   and the Haftarah is Jeremiah 16:19-17:14.)

Minyan Schedule

for the weekend of 6/3-6/5, Shabbat Bechukotai:

 Friday  Mincha  7:00 PM
 Saturday  Shacharit  9:00 AM
   Mincha  7:45 PM
 Sunday  Shacharit  8:00 AM

Today's Local Zmanim

Monday, May 30, 2016
22 Iyyar 5776
for 168 Adams St., Newton MA
Alot: 3:17 am
Mishekayir: 3:55 am
Sunrise: 5:09 am
Kriat Shema (M"A): 8:19 am
Kriat Shema (Gr"A): 8:55 am
Latest Tefilah: 10:11 am
Chatzot: 12:42 pm
Mincha Gedolah: 1:19 pm
Mincha Ketanah: 5:6 pm
Plag HaMincha: 6:40 pm
Sunset: 8:15 pm
Tzeit Ha-Kochavim: 9:07 pm

Upcoming Educational Events

Monday, May 30 @ 7:30 pm
Talmud Class: Good Neighbours (and, well, the "oy, vey" kind)

Bava Batra, taught by Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe at his home at 69 Silver Lake Ave in Newton
Saturday, Jun 4 @ 8:15 pm
Community Study of Pirkei Avot 5

following Mincha