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Local Zmanim

Zmanim for 168 Adams St., Newton MA:
  • Sunrise: 5:56am
  • Kriat Shema (M''A): 8:43am
  • Kriat Shema (Gr''A): 9:19am
  • Latest Tefillah: 10:27am
  • Chatzot: 12:43pm
  • Mincha Gedola: 1:17pm
  • Mincha Katana: 4:41pm
  • Plag HaMincha: 6:06pm
  • Sunset: 7:31pm

Nachas Notes

Happy anniversary to Michael and Lucy Partensky (April 5)!
Happy birthday, Bert Grand!
Happy Birthday to Matan Kabillio (March 31 and 24 Adar II), grandson of Harold and Sybil Binder.
Happy Birthday to David Sloane!  (April 18th)
Happy birthday to Maddy Kadden, April 7th.
Happy birthday to Eliana Walker!  (April 10th and 7 Nisan)

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An Introduction to Vayikra

Yaffe, Rabbi ShlomoOur recent class on the Book of Vayikra (Leviticus) was recorded, you can view it below

Rabbi Yaffe explains its major themes of holiness and reconciliation, contrasts the roles of Moshe and Aharon both then and now, and summarizes the Book's view of human nature. 

Many thanks to Yury Livshetz for the original audio recording and to Jordan Lee Wagner for the editing and conversion to video. Here's the video:

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Don't Forget Eruv Tavshilin Today

eggThe Eruv Tavshilin is a ritual which essentially proclaims that we have begun Shabbat preparations in advance of the preceding YomTov.  We take two foods that we will eat on Shabbat, and designate before Yom Tov that these foods have already been prepared in advance of Yom Tov, allowing us to "finish" preparing for Shabbat on the holiday.

The two foods should include one baked item (usually bread or matzah), and one cooked item (usually an egg, but cooked chicken or meat would also qualify); and those items are stored until Shabbat, and eaten at any time during Shabbat.

Passover Schedule

WeinbergRabbi portraitWe wish you a Happy Passover!

Click for a printable Passover holiday schedule, suitable for refrigerator display.  Or visit our online calendar to find the times for candle-lighting and services.  

Have a great holiday!

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Shabbat Times

Candle-Lighting in Nonantum for Friday, April 24, is at 7:20 pm.   Shabbat concludes at 8:13 pm on Saturday, April 18.  

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Minyans This Week

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Sunday:  8:00 am

Education This Week

Sunday, April 19, at 09:00 AM
Talmud Class: Good Neighbors (and, well, the oy vey kind)
Tractate Bava Batra, taught by Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe.

Wednesday, April 22, at 07:30 PM
Responsa in our Lives
Halachic Questions, Rabbinic Answers, and Their Meaning for Us. Taught by Rabbi Weinberg in his home, at 130 Crafts Street, Newton MA 02458.

Thursday, April 23, at 08:30 PM
Parsha Shiur
Class led by Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe (at Yury's Piano Shop, 339 Watertown Street)

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

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Adams Street Team Walks for Rofeh!

FleischmannBenyomin BallGameDespite our small size, The Adams Street Team was near the top of the fund-raisers ranking in last year's Walk for Rofeh.  This year you can put us on top!

Join your friends, and make new ones, as members of the Adams Street Shul participate in the Third Annual Walk for Rofeh, on Sunday, May 10, at the DCR Chestnut Hill Reservoir.  This event is a 5 km (3.1 mile) family-friendly walk to support Rofeh International. 

Rofeh is a great cause!  People from all around the world and throughout the United States come to Boston’s prestigious medical centers for life saving medical treatment.  These patients and their families are stuck far from home, perhaps for a long time, and are feeling vulnerable in a stressful and unfamiliar environment. 

Horowitz Rabbi Naftoli HorowitzRofeh ensures that the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients and their families are met with loving kindness, warmth and dignity.  The Rofeh support system includes medical referrals, food, housing, and social services — all at no charge to those stressed with illness and financial pressures.

Rofeh was founded by the previous Bostoner Rebbe, Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Horowitz; and is now directed by his youngest son, the current Bostoner Rebbe, Rabbi Naftali Yehuda Horowitz.

Now that Purim is over, please consider signing up for the walk.  Help raise money for this great charity that is doing important work right here in Boston. 

You get a really cool Rofeh T-shirt; and this year we may also produce Team Adams Street hats!

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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