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ark-cropmiddle300.JPG Mr. Murray Zimiles, special guest curator at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City, will present "Gilded Lions and Jeweled Horses – From the Synagogue to the Carousel” at The Adams Street Shul, on April 6, 2008, at 7:00 pm. 

Mr. Zimiles will speak about the American Folk Art Museum's first-of-its-kind, current exhibit, made up of work exclusively from Jewish woodcarvers, who made carousel animals as well as synagogue arks in the early years of the 20th Century.

This material, and information about the exhibit, was also featured in the January 2008 issue of Hadassah magazine; and the exhibit's accompanying book has won a KatzSam-300.jpgnational book award!

  The subject matter is especially pertinent to us at the Adams Street Shul, as our Ark was carved by Mr. Sam Katz, one of the woodcarvers featured in the exhibit and in the article.  

A Modern Community

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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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Shabbat Times

Candle-Lighting in Nonantum for Friday, February 12, is at 4:56 pm.    Shabbat concludes at 5:58 pm on Saturday, February 13.  

Torah Portion

This Saturday is Shabbat Terumah.  
(The Torah Reading is Shemot 25:1-27:19;   and the Haftarah is I Kings 5:26-6:13.)

Minyan Schedule

for the weekend of 2/12-2/14:

Friday Mincha 5:00 PM
Saturday  Shacharit 9:00 AM
  Mincha following Kiddush
  Maariv 6:30 PM
Sunday Shacharit 8:00 AM

Today's Local Zmanim

Thursday, February 11, 2016
2 AdarI 5776
for 168 Adams St., Newton MA
Alot: 5:20 am
Mishekayir: 5:45 am
Sunrise: 6:44 am
Kriat Shema (M"A): 8:45 am
Kriat Shema (Gr"A): 9:21 am
Latest Tefilah: 10:13 am
Chatzot: 11:58 am
Mincha Gedolah: 12:24 pm
Mincha Ketanah: 3:1 pm
Plag HaMincha: 4:7 pm
Sunset: 5:13 pm
Tzeit Ha-Kochavim: 5:56 pm

Upcoming Educational Events

Saturday, Feb 13 @ 10:00 am
Children's Shabbat Program

Led by Chanie Yaffe.
Monday, Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm
Talmud Class: Good Neighbours (and, well, the "oy, vey" kind)

Bava Batra, taught by Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe at his home at 69 Silver Lake Ave in Newton