The Adams Street Shul

Congregation Agudas Achim Anshei Sfard

siegeThe Fast of Asarah B-Tevet (the Tenth of Tevet) will take place on Thursday, Jnaury 5th.  The Fast will start at 5:43 A.M. and be over at 4:58 P.M. 

This is one of the four fast days commemorating the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the two Holy Temples. On this day, the Babylonians, headed by Nebuchadnezzer, launched their attack upon Jerusalem.  Because this day was first in the events which culminated in our dispersion around the world for many centuries, it has been marked by the Rabbinate of Israel as the day of the yahrzeit for our brothers and sisters who were murdered during the Holocaust and whose dates of death are unknown to us. 

I light a Yahrzeit candle on this day and recite the Kaddish for my relatives and the others who perished for the sake of Kiddush Hashem.  If you have not already done so, you might want to consider undertaking this meaningful minhag.

Looking forward to seeing you Wednesday evening and with best regards.

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, October 16, is at 5:44 pm.    Shabbat concludes at 6:54 pm on Saturday, October 10.  

Torah Portion

This Saturday is Shabbat Noach.  
(The Torah Reading is Bereishit 6:9-11:32;   and the Haftarah is Isaiah 54:1-55:5; S: 54:1-10.)

Minyan Schedule

for the weekend of 10/9-10/11:

Friday Minchah 6:00PM
Saturday Shacharit 9:00AM
  Minchah 5:45PM
Sunday Shacharit 8:00AM

Today's Local Zmanim

Saturday, October 10, 2015
27 Tishri 5776
for 168 Adams St., Newton MA
Alot: 5:28 am
Mishekayir: 5:53 am
Sunrise: 6:51 am
Kriat Shema (M"A): 9:5 am
Kriat Shema (Gr"A): 9:41 am
Latest Tefilah: 10:38 am
Chatzot: 12:31 pm
Mincha Gedolah: 12:59 pm
Mincha Ketanah: 3:50 pm
Plag HaMincha: 5:1 pm
Sunset: 6:12 pm
Tzeit Ha-Kochavim: 6:53 pm

Upcoming Educational Events

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

Led by Chanie Yaffe.
Sunday, Oct 11 @ 9:00 am
Talmud Class: Good Neighbours (and, well, the "oy, vey" kind)

Tractate Bava Batra, taught by Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe.