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As the H1N1 Swine Flu makes its way across the country, we all need to take standard, common sense precautions.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there are 141 reported cases of the swine flu (for the latest updates and information go to: http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/).

Last night, a Harvard dental student was identified with probable swine flu, prompting closure today of Harvard Dental, Medical, and Public Health Schools as a precautionary measure.

What you should know:

1) Spread of this swine influenza A (H1N1) virus is thought to be happening in the same way that seasonal flu spreads. Flu viruses are spread mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing of people with influenza. Sometimes people may become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose.

What you need to do:

First and most important: wash your hands. Try to stay in good general health. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food. Try not touch surfaces that may be contaminated with the flu virus. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

The shul will have hand sanitizing lotion available on the front hall table and in the downstairs social hall.

 

A Modern Community

We hope you will visit us when you visit Boston. If you live here, we hope you will participate in our educational classes, religious services, and holiday celebrations. 

For a quick overview of what's going on, visit our News page and our Calendar.

A Historic Shul

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.

Part of our mission is to preserve and maintain this historic building, with the help of many supportive friends.

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, May 27, is at 7:55 pm.    Shabbat concludes at 8:56 pm on Saturday, May 28.  

Torah Portion

This Saturday is Shabbat Behar.  
(The Torah Reading is Vayikra 25:1-26:2;   and the Haftarah is Jeremiah 32:6-27.)

Minyan Schedule

for the weekend of 5/27-5/29, Shabbat Behar:

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

Today's Local Zmanim

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
16 Iyyar 5776
for 168 Adams St., Newton MA
Alot: 3:24 am
Mishekayir: 4:00 am
Sunrise: 5:12 am
Kriat Shema (M"A): 8:20 am
Kriat Shema (Gr"A): 8:56 am
Latest Tefilah: 10:11 am
Chatzot: 12:41 pm
Mincha Gedolah: 1:18 pm
Mincha Ketanah: 5:2 pm
Plag HaMincha: 6:36 pm
Sunset: 8:10 pm
Tzeit Ha-Kochavim: 9:01 pm

Upcoming Educational Events

Saturday, May 28 @ 8:15 pm
Community Study of Pirkei Avot 4

following Mincha
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