The Adams Street Shul

Congregation Agudas Achim Anshei Sfard

Mazal tov to Orit Kent and Meir Lakein on the birth of their son!

The bris will take place on Tuesday morning, January 16th. Shacharis will begin at 7:30 AM. Following the bris there will be a bagel breakfast to celebrate the simcha.

In addition, the community will coordinate meals for the Kent/Lakein family starting on Thursday (tomorrow) through to next week. If you would like to participate in this wonderful community outreach effort please contact Beth Drapkin ( or 617-969-4014). She has the information regarding meal preferences, number of people, etc...

Mazal tov!


PS There will be an overlap on Tuesday morning with the shiva minyan at the Rabbi's home. Meir has informed me that he expects many family and friends at the 7:30 AM shacharis so we should make an effort to help the shiva minyan and then join the bris simcha at the shul.

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, February 12, is at 4:56 pm.    Shabbat concludes at 5:58 pm on Saturday, February 13.  

Torah Portion

This Saturday is Shabbat Terumah.  
(The Torah Reading is Shemot 25:1-27:19;   and the Haftarah is I Kings 5:26-6:13.)

Minyan Schedule

for the weekend of 2/12-2/14:

Friday Mincha 5:00 PM
Saturday  Shacharit 9:00 AM
  Mincha following Kiddush
  Maariv 6:30 PM
Sunday Shacharit 8:00 AM

Today's Local Zmanim

Thursday, February 11, 2016
2 AdarI 5776
for 168 Adams St., Newton MA
Alot: 5:20 am
Mishekayir: 5:45 am
Sunrise: 6:44 am
Kriat Shema (M"A): 8:45 am
Kriat Shema (Gr"A): 9:21 am
Latest Tefilah: 10:13 am
Chatzot: 11:58 am
Mincha Gedolah: 12:24 pm
Mincha Ketanah: 3:1 pm
Plag HaMincha: 4:7 pm
Sunset: 5:13 pm
Tzeit Ha-Kochavim: 5:56 pm

Upcoming Educational Events

Saturday, Feb 13 @ 10:00 am
Children's Shabbat Program

Led by Chanie Yaffe.
Monday, Feb 15 @ 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