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ManDancingWithTorah-rightYasher Koach to Rabbi Durani and the Ritual Committee for such spirited Simchas Torah services, and to our student guests from the Torah Tours program of Yeshiva University and Stern College:  Avraham Engelson,  Shira Preil,  Aliza Kaye,  Henny Tsikhanovski,  Moshe Rube, and Elie Bochner.  Your sparkling ruach, children's program, and divrei torah  were great enhancements to our celebrations. 

And a big Yasher Koach to Robin Walker for organizing this year's Torah Tours program, and to all the families who hosted the students for housing and/or meals:  Rabbi Avinoam and Chaya Durani, Binyamin and Nechama Fleischmann, Phil and Jane Rosen, Anna Steingart and Misha Rubnich, Rabbi and Mrs. Schechter, Dr. David and Tsila Sloane, Michael and Robin Walker, Jordan and Sarah Wagner, and Rabbi Shlomo and Mrs.Yaffe.

And finally a big Yasher Koach to all the Facilities Committee volunteers who took down the Shul's sukkah after the holiday, and everybody who helped the Ritual Committee reset the Shul for the rest of the year: changing the holiday whites back to red, stowing stuff, etc.

Wishing you all a restful Mar Cheshvan.

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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High Holidays Schedule

Join us for the High Holi­days!

Click here for the High Holi­day sche­dule.  There is no reser­va­tion nor charge for High Holi­day seats, but donations are welcome.

Click here for the Sukkot Schedule.

Shabbat Times

Candle-Lighting in Nonantum for Friday, September 4, is at 6:56 pm.    Shabbat concludes at 7:55 pm on Saturday, September 5.  

Torah Portion

This Saturday is Shabbat Ki Tavo.  
(The Torah Reading is Devarim 26:1-29:8;   and the Haftarah is Isaiah 60:1-22.)

Minyan Schedule

for the weekend of 9/4-9/6:

Friday   Minchah: 7:00 PM
Saturday Shacharit: 9:00 AM
  Minchah: 6:45 PM
Sunday Selichot: 7:00 AM
  Shacharit: 8:00 AM

Today's Local Zmanim

Friday, September 4, 2015
20 Elul 5775
for 168 Adams St., Newton MA
Alot: 4:45 am
Mishekayir: 5:12 am
Sunrise: 6:12 am
Kriat Shema (M"A): 8:51 am
Kriat Shema (Gr"A): 9:27 am
Latest Tefilah: 10:32 am
Chatzot: 12:43 pm
Mincha Gedolah: 1:15 pm
Mincha Ketanah: 4:31 pm
Plag HaMincha: 5:52 pm
Sunset: 7:14 pm
Tzeit Ha-Kochavim: 7:57 pm

Upcoming Educational Events

Saturday, Sep 5 @ 10:00 am
Children's Shabbat Program

Led by Chanie Yaffe.
Sunday, Sep 6 @ 9:00 am
Talmud Class: Good Neighbours (and, well, the "oy, vey" kind)

Tractate Bava Batra, taught by Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe.