Rabbi Norbert Weinberg

The Adams Street Shul

(617) 630-0226

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


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Responsa in our Lives

Weinberg RabbiNow that the summer is over and the new year has arrived, the Rabbi's Wednesday night class is shifting gears. 

Each week at 7:30 pm, Rabbi Weinberg will discuss a halachic question, rabbinic answers, and their meaning for us. 

There are no prerequisites and the class is open to all.  It is taught by Rabbi Weinberg in his home, at 130 Crafts Street, Newton MA 02458. 

Come enjoy an hour of learning.  See you there!

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The Chosen People. Really?

zero mostel as tevye the dairyman: on the chosen people"I know, I know.  We are Your chosen people.  But, once in a while, can't You choose someone else?" 

(Tevye the Milkman, Fiddler on the Roof, 1971)

We often hear the Jewish People referred to as the "Chosen People". 

Chosen by who for what? 

Is the idea hubris? 


This theme has been as source of conflict, prejudice, and pride – in spite of the fact that it has been almost universally misunderstood.

Join us for a frank discussion with Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe on Sunday October 26th at 8:00 PM in  Yury's Piano Shop, located around the corner from the Shul, at 339 Watertown St Newton, MA 02458.

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Mazal Tov!

KhanukaevFamily-2014-brisWhat do you do when the bris falls on Tzom Gedaliah?  You get to gather again later for the seudah mitzvah!

Khanukaev-SergeyAndArielOn Sunday, October 19th, proud parents Ilana and Sergey invited the congregation to gather again for a wonderful meal to celebrate the bris of their baby, Ariel Uri Medvedovsky-Khanukaev. The room was filled as family and friends gathered to enjoy tasty treats, words of Torah, and kvell over the baby.

Mazal Tov to Ilana, Sergey, Miriam, and Michael on the newest member of their family and our community.  May he continue to grow healthy and strong.  Thank you to Anna Steingart, Benyomin Fleischmann, and Nechama Fleishman for helping to make this beautiful, festive meal; and to all who came to make it a special simchah for the family.

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Viva Volunteers...

Many thanks to: 

Stephen Jaffe and Elazar Cramer for switching the Shul from holiday whites back to year-round red, and swapping the machzorim for siddurim. 

Sigal Malka Sara Poole, ST Schwartz, and Malka Sigal for producing meaningful and fun children's services and other events on Shemini Atzeret, Simchas Torah, and Shabbat Bereishit. 

To Treasurer Steve Cantor for processing all the seasonal transactions, and for his high holiday appeal.  (Don't forget to fulfill your pledges.) 

Cheses Aryeh To Steven Lesser,  Rustin Shenkman,  Aryeh Cheses, and Steven Jaffe.  They dismatled and stowed the Sukkah.

To the Steingart-Runich Family and the Cheses Family, for lodging the Torah Tours students.

SteingartAnna 150x200And to all those who hosted the Torah Tours students for meals:  Robin and Michael Walker,  Sarah Boling and Jordan Lee Wagner,  Rabbi and Susan Weinberg,  Benyomin and Nechama Fleischmann,  Anna Steingart and Misha Rubnich,  and Rabbi and Chanie Yaffe.

To Robin Walker for organizing this year's Torah Tours program.
FleischmannBenyomin BallGameTo the anonymous donors of our kiddushes. 

We hope we haven't forgotten anyone else. Our sincere apologies if anyone was overlooked.

Thanks for all your help.

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