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Happy birthday to Yaakov Yisroel Kabillio, son of Judith and Aric, grandson of Harold and Sybil Binder.

See the President's Log for a message just in from Rabbi Weinberg in Israel!

Mazal Tov to Burt and Revital Freedman on the birth of their son last Shabbos. The bris was held on Shabbos Ekev (August 12, 2006) at Young Israel of Brookline.

Rabbi Avinoam DuraniIt is with great pride and joy that we welcome Rabbi Avinoam Durani and his family back from Israel.  Avinoam recently received smicha (rabbinic ordination) in Israel from both former Chief Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu and Rabbi Dr. Razon Arusi, a leading Yeminite rabbi.  Chazak u'varuch!  This week's kiddush is sponsored in celebration of Avinoam's achievement.

Happy Birthday to Carol Wagner!

We are wishing a wonderful simcha in Israel for Lockie and Rosanne Milner; and also wishing a great vacation to Rabbi Weinberg, who will be in Eretz Yisroel for the next two weeks. 

Mazal Tov to Mushkie Gurkow and the Gurkow Family, celebrating her Bas Mitzvah on Aug 13th !

Welcome back, Shehav Cohen, and also the Durani Family, both of whom just returned from their summer trips to Israel.

Mazal Tov to Sarah Knight, daughter of Nancy and Tim Knight, and all of their family, on celebrating her Bat Mitzvah on August 5th!  It was a beautiful simcha at the shul

Happy Birthday to Ziv Lakein!

We just heard from Matt Kramer that Gail and daughter Miriam are having a terrific time in Israel. When Miriam goes to museums, she is reading every word of every exhibit label!

Happy Anniversary to Robin and Michael Walker!

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 Mark Glass


The Adams Street Shul

(617) 630-0226


168 Adams Street
P.O. Box 600371
Newton, MA 02460


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Shabbat Times

Candle-Lighting in Nonantum for Friday, May 25, is at 7:53 pm.    Shabbat concludes at 8:54 pm on Saturday, May 26.  

Torah Portion

This Saturday is Shabbat Nasso.  
(The Torah Reading is Bamidbar 4:21-7:89;   and the Haftarah is Judges 13:2-25.)