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matzah on Pesach Sheni / SheiniThis Sunday marks an interesting day in our calendar. It is the 14th of Iyar, exactly one month after Pesach.  It became a special day when Moses was asked by people who were tamei (spiritually impure) what they could do about offering the Paschal lamb.  People who were tamei were not allowed to perform this ceremony.  Moses inquired of G-d and was told that they, as well as those who were far away from Jerusalem on Pesach, would be given a second chance on the 14th of Iyar. 

 

We observe this day by not saying Tachanun; and many people eat some matza on that day.

 

So ……  Happy Pesach Sheini !

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. 

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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, May 27, is at 7:55 pm.    Shabbat concludes at 8:56 pm on Saturday, May 28.  

Torah Portion

This Saturday is Shabbat Behar.  
(The Torah Reading is Vayikra 25:1-26:2;   and the Haftarah is Jeremiah 32:6-27.)

Minyan Schedule

for the weekend of 5/27-5/29, Shabbat Behar:

 Friday  Mincha  7:00 PM
 Saturday  Shacharit  9:00 AM
   Mincha  7:45 PM
 Sunday  Shacharit  8:00 AM

Today's Local Zmanim

Thursday, May 26, 2016
18 Iyyar 5776
for 168 Adams St., Newton MA
Alot: 3:21 am
Mishekayir: 3:58 am
Sunrise: 5:11 am
Kriat Shema (M"A): 8:20 am
Kriat Shema (Gr"A): 8:56 am
Latest Tefilah: 10:11 am
Chatzot: 12:41 pm
Mincha Gedolah: 1:19 pm
Mincha Ketanah: 5:4 pm
Plag HaMincha: 6:38 pm
Sunset: 8:12 pm
Tzeit Ha-Kochavim: 9:03 pm

Upcoming Educational Events

Saturday, May 28 @ 8:15 pm
Community Study of Pirkei Avot 4

following Mincha
Monday, May 30 @ 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