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Local Zmanim

Zmanim for 168 Adams St., Newton MA:
  • Sunrise: 5:59am
  • Kriat Shema (M''A): 8:46am
  • Kriat Shema (Gr''A): 9:22am
  • Latest Tefillah: 10:30am
  • Chatzot: 12:46pm
  • Mincha Gedola: 1:20pm
  • Mincha Katana: 4:44pm
  • Plag HaMincha: 6:09pm
  • Sunset: 7:34pm

Nachas Notes

Happy Birthday to Carol Wagner!
 Happy Anniversary to Robin and Michael Walker!
Happy Birthday to Moshe Kabillio, grandson of Harold andf Sybil Binder.  (September 5; 5 Elul)).
Happy Birthday to Yagel Kabillio, grandson of Harold andf Sybil Binder.  (August 18; 13 Av).
Happy Birthday to Yagel Kabillio (August 18 and 13 Av), grandson of Harold and Sybil Binder.
Happy Birthday to Moshe Kabillio (September 5 and 5 Elul), grandson of Harold and Sybil Binder.
Happy Anniversary to Leah Vaks and Shlomo Stavitsky (August 30)
Happy Birthday Jeremiah Rosen!  (September 6th)
Happy birthday to Yaakov Yisroel Kabillio, son of Judith and Aric, grandson of Harold and Sybil Binder.
Happy Birthday to Ziv Lakein!
Happy birthday to Sarah Knight. 
Happy birthday to Mushkie Gurkow!

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High Holiday Babysitting

We are pleased to offer babysitting during the High Holy Days at Adams Street, for toddlers through eight-year-olds, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on both days of Rosh Hashanah, and from 9:30 am to 2:00 PM on Yom Kippur; and during evening services on Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre and Maariv on Friday night; and Ne'ilah on Saturday night).  Five sessions in all.

Children will participate in age-appropriate davening, games, and activities, under the supervision of professional child-care providers.  Snacks and a light dairy lunch will be served them.

You must sign up in advance.  Children will not be admitted to play in the Elmer Lippin Social Hall unless they are enrolled.  This is to ensure that the number of babysitters is sufficient to safely care for the children.

For members of the shul, the cost is $18 per child per session, with a family maximum of $140.  Non-members may enroll children for $25 per child per session.  Enrollment forms will be included in the high holiday mailing.  For help with enrolling, or for more information, contact Nechama Fleischmann by email to or by phone at 617-527-0296.


Congregational Friday Night Dinner

Sedercup-reduced.gif Join us for a Friday night dinner with friends and family and several dozen students from Brandeis University, and leave the cooking and clean up to us!

Friday, September 12, 2014.
Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat Services: 6:45 p.m.
Dinner will be served immediately following services.

In addition to good food and socializing, we'll enjoy a presentation from Rabbi Weinberg, plus lots of singing and words of Torah from the students.  A wonderful team of volunteers, led by Sarah Lesser, is organizing the meal.

$30 for non-members.
$25 per adult member.
$10 per child or student

HURRY! Reservations must be received by September 3, 2014.  Use the form below to make your reservation now.

You can also donate to defray the costs of producing the Shabbaton, including the dinner.  Donations will be acknowledged in the Shabbaton Event Guide. 

Here is the online order form to make reservations or donations:

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Brandeis Student Shabbaton at Adams Street

Steinman, NoamThe Adams Street Shul, in cooperation with the Brandeis Orthodox Organization (BOO), is hosting a student Shabbaton on September 12th and 13th. 

Brandeis students will be leading the services, singing and giving divrei Torah at meals, and experiencing all that makes our Adams Street so special... You!

On Friday there will be a congregational dinner at the shul with the students.  On Saturday, the students will be hosted for lunch in members' homes.  Email to volunteer to host a lunch or to request inclusion as a guest. 

The students will enjoy a historical tour of the shul at 4:30 PM, followed by a shiur by Rabbi David Pardo at 5:30 PM, followed by mincha/third meal/maariv beginning at 6:30 PM. 

Join Rabbi Weinberg, Rabbi Pardo, and the wonderful next generation from Brandeis on Shabbat Ki Tavo, September 12 & 13.

If you can lodge one or more students over Friday night, please contact

We also welcome donations to enable this Shabbaton.  You can donate on-line.  Donations will be acknowledged in the Shabbaton Event Guide.

Rabbi David Pardo at Adams Street

Pardo, Rabbi David - Brandeis HillelOn Shabbat Ki Tavo, Saturday September 13th, return to shul at 5:30 PM (an hour before mincha) for a shiur by Rabbi David Pardo. 

Rabbi David Pardo and his wife Ariel are Co-Directors of The Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus.  This is a program of the Orthodox Union in partnership with the Brandeis University Hillel.

Rabbi Pardo received his BA from UCLA and smikha from Yeshiva University (YU), with supplementary education from the Isralight Institute and YU’s Center for the Jewish Future. Most importantly, David learned from following around some really interesting people.

A native Angelino with no known conflicting or career threatening team affiliations, Rabbi Pardo realized as an undergrad that working on college campus was the place to be, and JLIC was the greatest way to do it.  He’s lived in different corners of the world, working with different populations of young adults to build supercharged Jewish communities.

The shiur is free and all are welcome. 

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Shabbat Times

Candle-Lighting in Nonantum for Friday, August 29, is at 7:06 pm.   Shabbat concludes at 8:16 pm on Saturday, August 23.  

Weekly Torah Portion

Minyans This Week

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Saturday:  9:00 am
Sunday:  8:00 am

Education This Week

Sunday, August 24, at 09:00 AM
Talmud Class: Good Neighbors (and, well, the oy vey kind)
Tractate Bava Batra, taught by Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe.

Wednesday, August 27, at 07:30 PM
Pirke Avot Class
taught Rabbi Weinberg in his home, at 130 Crafts Street.

Thursday, August 28, 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, August 31, at 09:00 AM
Talmud Class: Good Neighbors (and, well, the oy vey kind)
Tractate Bava Batra, taught by Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe.

Last Week's Kiddush Sponor

The Cramer Family in honor of Elazar on his Bar Mitzvah; and by Anka Steingart and Mikhael Rubnich in celebration of Yosef-Zelig's third birthday.

Next Week's Kiddush Sponor

The Cheses Family, in honor of Doron on beginning his studies in Israel.

This Week's Volunteers

Yonina Cramer and Sarah Lesser
Ronnie Drapkin
Shoshana and Chaya Esther
Aryeh Cheses
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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