The Adams Street Shul

Congregation Agudas Achim Anshei Sfard

GlassFamily 01Rabbi Mark Glass, a native of Manchester, England, received his BA in Philosophy, MA in Jewish Philosophy, and Semikhah from Yeshiva University’s various schools.  Prior to that, Rabbi Glass spent over two years learning in Yeshivat Hakotel in Jerusalem.  Rabbi Glass was the Rabbinic Intern for two years at Congregation Ahavas Achim in Highland Park, NJ, and has also worked for ORA (the Organization for the Resolution of Agunot) as Assistant Director of Advocacy.  Rabbi Glass lives with his wife, Ruthy, a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University, and their son Yair.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
29 Tevet 5778

Nachas Notes

Happy Anniversary to Michael Hafkin and Luba Kantorovich! (Dec. 29)
Happy birthday to Jane Rosen! (December 31st)
Happy birthday to Mattan Yedidya Lakein, on January 8th.
Happy Birthday, Bert Grand!
Happy birthday to Yishai Ashkenazi!
Happy Birthday to Mark Stepner (January 16th)!
Happy Anniversary to Yishai and Livia Ashkenazi! (Jan. 19)
Happy Birthday to Sarah Freyda Steingart-Rubnich! (Jan. 27th and 12 Shevat)
Happy Birthday to Levi Yitzchak, son of Rabbi and Mrs. Yale and Rivkie Spalter, grandson of Rabbi and Mrs. Shlomo and Chanie Yaffe! (February 5th and Tu B'Shevat)
Happy Birthday to Shalva Tagayl Sloane, on February 5th.
Happy birthdays to Dina Rebecca (Dina Rivkah) Wagner and Silvia Malkah (Malkah Sima) Wagner, on February 5th and Shevat 29.

Refuah List

Devorah bas Leah

Shop Amazon and Support the Shul

We are very pleased that the Adams Street Shul is a non-profit associate of  This means that any purchase you make from Amazon, initiated from the the Shul's website or email link, results in a percentage of that purchase being donated to our organization.  Bookstoolstoyselectronics,  anything!

Whenever you are planning to buy something from, please start that transaction from this link, or from our website.  

Here is our direct link to Amazon. This process is easy for your convenience, and, at the same time, allows you to support the important works of the Adams Street Shul.


We hope you will take advantage of this great opportunity to raise funds for the Shul!  Thank you so much for your support.

Hey, People of the Book!

Many of us buy stuff over the Internet; everything from books and DVDs to pet food and tomato sauce. And many of us use, the world's largest store. Instead of going to by typing that into your computer, please go there by using one the links below, and Amazon will donate about 6% of your purchase to the shul.  Since they usually have the best prices, you save too!

For example: Here's a link to buy the Artscroll Siddur: Nusach Sefard (the same Siddur we use in the Shul).  And here's the The Chumash: The Stone Edition (the same one we use in the Shul). Or any Books at all!

In fact, Amazon donates to the Shul when you buy anything (if you go to Amazon via our links), including: 

So please use these links to help the Shul whenever you shop. Thanks!


Here's an easy and cost-free way you can help our community grow! Many people are searching for a shul near Boston on the Internet. Often, Yelp's page about our shul comes up along with our website. These search results mean that many people's first impression of our shul comes from Yelp's listing.

Yelp is a directory of businesses and institutions. Anyone can post reviews there. You can help us attract more visitors and prospective members by visiting The Adams Street Shul's listing at Yelp, and rating us or reviewing us there. It takes just a couple of minutes and is free.

The more positive reviews, written by diverse people sharing their perspectives, the more our listing in the Yelp directory is a valuable aid to our long term growth.  

Shabbat Times

Candle-Lighting in Nonantum for Friday, January 19, is at 4:26 pm.    Shabbat concludes at 5:27 pm on Saturday, January 20.  

Torah Portion

This Saturday is Shabbat Bo.  
(The Torah Reading is Shemot 10:1-13:16;   and the Haftarah is Jeremiah 46:13-28.)

Upcoming Educational Events

Thank Our Eruv Sponsors

No events

Thank Our Kiddush Sponsors

Sat, December 2

Sat, December 9

Sat, December 16

Sat, December 23

Sat, December 30

Sat, January 6

Sat, January 13

Thank Our Mincha Layners

No events

Chesed Committee Contacts

  • Shiva meals: Elena Medvedovsky ()
  • Births: Anna Steingart ()
  • Serious Illness: Nechama Fleischmann ()

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.