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Congregation Agudas Achim Anshei Sfard

The tradition of Tikkun L'eil Shavuot (Late Night Learning on the eve of Shavuos) continues at Adams Street with great teachers this year: 

Rabbi Norbert Weinberg - Shavuos and Har SinaiOur own Rabbi Norbert Weinberg will kick off the event at midnight, with a presentation entitled, "What Really Happened at Har Sinai?"  Rabbi Weinberg received his B.A. degree and his rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University, and later earned a Masters Degree in Education from Rhode Island College.  Rabbi Weinberg's first pulpit was in Quebec City, Canada; before serving two congregations in Massachusetts, first in New Bedford and then for thirty years in Fall River.  He then retired from full-time labors and accepted a part-time (weekends only) position in Norwich Connecticut, commuting from Newton for each Shabbat.  In 2005, Rabbi Weinberg pursued a part-time position closer to home, becoming the Rabbi of the historic Adams Street Shul, in Newton, Massachusetts.

Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe - shiurim at the Adams Street Synagogue in Newton MARabbi Shlomo Yaffe, is a distinguished and widely-traveled lecturer.  For seventeen years, Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe was the Rabbi of Congregation Agudas Achim of West Hartford, Connecticut, where he also served as Jewish Chaplain to the Hartford Fire Department, and was the founder of The Connecticut Symposium on Contemporary Legal Issues and Jewish Law in Hartford.  Rabbi Yaffe is an expert on secular law and legal ethics.  He serves as a legal consultant and lecturer for The New York Legal Assistance Group, is Dean of the Institute of American and Talmudic Law in New York, a member of the adult education staff at Chabad of Midtown Manhattan, and Permanent Scholar-in-Residence to Chabad at Harvard University.  He is also the founding director of The Institute for Jewish Literacy.  At Adams Street this coming Saturday night (well, Sunday morning actually), Rabbi Yaffe will present a shiur entitled "The Other Shavuos - What the Mystics Saw."

Join us this coming Saturday night at midnight. These formal educational presentations will be followed by an informal community of learning thereafter.  Coffee and refreshments will be on hand to help us keep going.  For more information, contact Benyomin Fleischmann at .

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. 

For a quick overview of what's going on, visit our News page and our Calendar.

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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High Holidays Schedule

Join us for the High Holi­days!

Click here for the High Holi­day sche­dule.  There is no reser­va­tion nor charge for High Holi­day seats, but donations are welcome.

Click here for the Sukkot Schedule.

Shabbat Times

Candle-Lighting in Nonantum for Friday, September 4, is at 6:56 pm.    Shabbat concludes at 7:55 pm on Saturday, September 5.  

Torah Portion

This Saturday is Shabbat Ki Tavo.  
(The Torah Reading is Devarim 26:1-29:8;   and the Haftarah is Isaiah 60:1-22.)

Minyan Schedule

for the weekend of 6/4-6/6:

Friday   Minchah: 7:00 PM
Saturday Shacharit: 9:00 AM
  Minchah: 6:45 PM
Sunday Shacharit: 8:00 AM

Today's Local Zmanim

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
17 Elul 5775
for 168 Adams St., Newton MA
Alot: 4:41 am
Mishekayir: 5:08 am
Sunrise: 6:09 am
Kriat Shema (M"A): 8:50 am
Kriat Shema (Gr"A): 9:26 am
Latest Tefilah: 10:32 am
Chatzot: 12:44 pm
Mincha Gedolah: 1:17 pm
Mincha Ketanah: 4:35 pm
Plag HaMincha: 5:57 pm
Sunset: 7:20 pm
Tzeit Ha-Kochavim: 8:03 pm

Upcoming Educational Events

Thursday, Sep 3 @ 8:30 pm
Parsha Shiur

Class led by Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe (at Yury's Piano Shop, 339 Watertown Street)
Saturday, Sep 5 @ 10:00 am
Children's Shabbat Program

Led by Chanie Yaffe.