Local Zmanim

Zmanim for 168 Adams St., Newton MA:
  • Sunrise: 7:05am
  • Kriat Shema (M''A): 9:10am
  • Kriat Shema (Gr''A): 9:46am
  • Latest Tefillah: 10:40am
  • Chatzot: 12:28pm
  • Mincha Gedola: 12:55pm
  • Mincha Katana: 3:37pm
  • Plag HaMincha: 4:44pm
  • Sunset: 5:52pm

Nachas Notes

Happy birthday to Chaya Esther Vaks!  (October 20th and Shemini Atzeret).
Happy anniversary to Sarah Boling and Jordan Lee Wagner (October 13).
Happy birthday to Avi Sloane (Tishrei 28 and October 15)!
Happy birthdays to Chaya Durani!  (October 23 and Simchat Torah!)
Happy birthday to Simcha Saleh!
Happy birthday to Beth Drapkin, on November 7th.
Happy birthday to Rose Mazansky, November 5th.
Happy Birthday to Eyal Cohen! (October 16)

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Mazal Tov!

KhanukaevFamily-2014-brisWhat do you do when the bris falls on Tzom Gedaliah?  You get to gather again later for the seudah mitzvah!

Khanukaev-SergeyAndArielOn Sunday, October 19th, proud parents Ilana and Sergey invited the congregation to gather again for a wonderful meal to celebrate the bris of their baby, Ariel Uri Medvedovsky-Khanukaev. The room was filled as family and friends gathered to enjoy tasty treats, words of Torah, and kvell over the baby.

Mazal Tov to Ilana, Sergey, Miriam, and Michael on the newest member of their family and our community.  May he continue to grow healthy and strong.  Thank you to Anna Steingart, Benyomin Fleischmann, and Nechama Fleishman for helping to make this beautiful, festive meal; and to all who came to make it a special simchah for the family.

Electrical Art

shul painted on electrical boxWhat do you think of the newly painted electrical boxes?  They're all over the neighborhood and some are gorgeous.  

shul-elec-box 01 reducedThe one on Washington Street, in front of Our Lady's, features three views of The Adams Street Synagogue (as well as views of the church and of The Jackson Homestead)

It was painted by Paul Lambert.  Check it out. 

shul-elec-box 02 reducedThis is the second work of art in the neighborhood to include an image of the Shul.  Can you identify the other? 

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Shabbat Times

Candle-Lighting in Nonantum for Friday, October 24, is at 5:31 pm.   Shabbat concludes at 6:30 pm on Saturday, October 25.  

Weekly Torah Portion

Minyans This Week

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Sunday:  8:00 am

Education This Week

Thursday, October 23, at 08:30 PM
Mysteries of Midrash
Taught by Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe, located around the corner from the Shul, in Yury's Piano Shop.

Sunday, October 26, at 09:00 AM
Talmud Class: Good Neighbors (and, well, the oy vey kind)
Tractate Bava Batra, taught by Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe.

Wednesday, October 29, at 07:30 PM
Pirke Avot Class
taught Rabbi Weinberg in his home, at 130 Crafts Street.

Thursday, October 30, at 08:30 PM
Mysteries of Midrash
Taught by Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe, located around the corner from the Shul, in Yury's Piano Shop.

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Greetings From David Winer

WinerDavid 200x150 01On Yom Kippur, David Winer, a long time member of the shul, came to shul after a long absence due to illness.  David said he was very very grateful for the wonderful tasty food that was sent to his home while he was ill, and he wishes to thank everyone in the community who contributed. 

David hopes to be strong enough by Chanukah to reprise his traditional role as our prodigious peeler of potatoes for our Chanukah Party's latkes. 

New Scrapbook!

2014-05-18 barbecue-album-cover-photoOur newest online scrapbook is now available for viewing.  It aggregates photos taken at our recent Lag B'Omer Barbecue. 

If you have any photos or videos to add, please send them to

Musicians Wanted

KhanukaevMaestroSergey Sergey Khanukaev, our member and accomplished pianist and musical conductor, would like to organize a professional instrumental ensemble of children ages 9 to 16 to perform a variety of musical pieces focused on Jewish themes. 

After a series of rehearsals and preparations he would launch a series of concerts in Boston. This is a highly innovative idea, since there are currently no children's ensembles that are focused primarily on performing the masterpieces of Jewish music. 

Dr. Khanukaev would very much like to discuss his proposal with prospective parents and students.  Please contact him at 617-669-7778 or at to discuss ways in which you might collaborate.

If You Feed Them, They Will Come
Bert Grand at the Shul Centennial Red Sox OutingWe hope you have enjoyed the pleasant socializing each week after Shabbat morning services. Have you ever wondered how the shul manages to provide the kiddush even on weeks when it has not been sponsored? 

The Grand Family Kiddush Fund sponsors the kiddush whenever no one else has.  Even if you cannot sponsor a kiddush on your own, small donations in any amount are always welcome.  Simply designate that your donation is for The Grand Family Kiddush Fund. 

It's a nice way to honor someone, celebrate a simcha, or memorialize a loved one.  You can donate online now.

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