Local Zmanim

Zmanim for 168 Adams St., Newton MA:
  • Sunrise: 7:09am
  • Kriat Shema (M''A): 8:50am
  • Kriat Shema (Gr''A): 9:26am
  • Latest Tefillah: 10:11am
  • Chatzot: 11:43am
  • Mincha Gedola: 12:05pm
  • Mincha Katana: 2:22pm
  • Plag HaMincha: 3:19pm
  • Sunset: 4:17pm

Nachas Notes

Happy birthdays to Leah and Rivka Vaks!  (December 21st)
Happy birthday to Yehuda Meir Kulchitsky, grandson of Lloyd Cohen, and son of Zissi and Dovid Kulchitsky of Crown Heights, NY.  (2 Tevet)
Mazal Tov to Meir Lakein and Orit Kent on their Anniversary!
Happy birthday to Leah Miriam Vanounou!
Happy birthday to Yechiel Robinson!
Happy birthday to Zhanna Cantor!
Happy birthday to Rabbi Weinberg's grandson Arye Blank.

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Sat,   November 29
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Sat,   December 6
Michael Cramer
Sat,   December 13
Phil Rosen
Sat,   December 20
Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe

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Making the Movie!

RoiterEventWe are assembling a scrapbook and making a movie of last week's lovely event honoring the Roiters. 

If you shot some video on your smartphone, please send a link to download it.  And if you snapped some nice pictures, please send them directly. Thanks!

We hope to combine all the photos and videos into a scrapbook and a movie by the end of Chanukah. 

Preparing for Chanukah

objectsTo help you enter the spirit of the season, here are some audio and video recordings of Chanukah shiurim from the Adams Street Shul:

The Hidden Lights of Hanukkah Tuesday,
26 November
Chanukah Party with Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe Thursday,
22 December
Candlelighting and Publicity-Seeking Monday,
29 December
The Miracle of Chanukah Monday,
22 December
A Children's Introduction to Chanukah Monday,
15 December
How is a Menorah Like the Bottom of a Burnt Meat Pudding? Sunday,
02 December
Lekutei Halachos --- Foundation Stone: The Point of Truth Friday,
15 December
The Laws of Chanukah Wednesday,
29 November
Netzach versus Hod: Moshe, Aharon & the Menorah Tuesday,
27 December
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Shabbat Times

Candle-Lighting in Nonantum for Friday, December 26, is at 4:02 pm.   Shabbat concludes at 5:02 pm on Saturday, December 27.  

Weekly Torah Portion

Minyans This Week

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Saturday:  9:00 am
Sunday:  8:00 am

Education This Week

Wednesday, December 24, 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.

Sunday, December 28, 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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Anna and Sarah
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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