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May 1st was our fifth annual "Picnic With the Trees."  God gave us a gorgeous day for it, and volunteers did the rest. 

Many thanks to Sarah and Jordan Wagner for hosting the event;  to Binyamin Fleischmann, Rabbi Shachter, and Rabbi Yaffe for giving wonderful presentations;  to Nechama Fleischmann for shopping for the food;  and to John Negrotti of Silver Lake Liquors for donating the fine wines and plenty of ice to keep all the beverages cool! 

If you missed the event itself, you can still catch some of the learning:  videos of some of the presentations are now available on the website. 

All in all, an auspicious beginning; can Lag B'omer be far behind?

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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Three Weeks Schedule

Click here for the Three Weeks schedule. The Three Weeks are the period of mourning between the Fast of Tammuz and Tisha B'Av.

Shabbat Times

Candle-Lighting in Nonantum for Friday, July 29, is at 7:50 pm.    Shabbat concludes at 8:49 pm on Saturday, July 30.  

Torah Portion

This Saturday is Shabbat Pinchas, Mevarchim.  
(The Torah Reading is Bamidbar 25:10-30:13;   and the Haftarah is I Kings 18:46-19:21.)

Minyan Schedule

for the weekend of 7/29-7/31, Shabbat Pinchas & Mevarchim:

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

Today's Local Zmanim

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
20 Tammuz 5776
for 168 Adams St., Newton MA
Alot: 3:47 am
Mishekayir: 4:21 am
Sunrise: 5:31 am
Kriat Shema (M"A): 8:35 am
Kriat Shema (Gr"A): 9:11 am
Latest Tefilah: 10:24 am
Chatzot: 12:51 pm
Mincha Gedolah: 1:27 pm
Mincha Ketanah: 5:7 pm
Plag HaMincha: 6:39 pm
Sunset: 8:11 pm
Tzeit Ha-Kochavim: 9:00 pm

Upcoming Educational Events

Wednesday, Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm
Red Heifer or Red Herring?

A shiur by Leead Staller, Senior Fellow at the Summer Beis Medrash of Sharon.
Thursday, Jul 28 @ 8:30 pm
When Does Zealous Become Too Zealous?

Rabbi Yaffe's class meets around the corner from the Shul, at Yury's Piano, 339 Watertown Street.