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Now that we’ve just gone through a whirlwind of holy days and festivals, the month of Cheshvan — the first day of which will be this Shabbat — does not have a single holiday... not even a fast day! 

If I were to ask you what your favorite Hebrew month is, you would probably name one corresponding to your favorite holiday (Pesach, Chanukah, Succot, etc.).  Hard as this may be for you to believe, Cheshvan is my favorite month. 


Now please don’t get me wrong.  I love each and every one of our holidays – major or minor.  But I also know that life cannot be lived on the crest.  A time must come for everything to calm down – for a regular routine to reestablish itself.  Tishrei was a roller-coaster of emotions, activities, and sheer excitement.  Now the time has come to calm down and put all the lessons and resolutions of the past month to the test.

I look forward to the regular weekly activities, topped by the warmth of Shabbat. I also look forward to the regular services which are filled with messages and meaning.  And finally, I look forward to the new reading and study of our Torah, with all the novel lessons and interpretations it will offer.

Chodesh Tov!

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

Friday, February 12, 2016
3 AdarI 5776
for 168 Adams St., Newton MA
Alot: 5:19 am
Mishekayir: 5:44 am
Sunrise: 6:43 am
Kriat Shema (M"A): 8:44 am
Kriat Shema (Gr"A): 9:20 am
Latest Tefilah: 10:13 am
Chatzot: 11:58 am
Mincha Gedolah: 12:24 pm
Mincha Ketanah: 3:2 pm
Plag HaMincha: 4:8 pm
Sunset: 5:14 pm
Tzeit Ha-Kochavim: 5:57 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