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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

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. 

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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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Three Weeks Schedule

Click here for the Three Weeks schedule. The Three Weeks are the period of mourning between the Fast of Tammuz and Tisha B'Av.

Shabbat Times

Candle-Lighting in Nonantum for Friday, July 29, is at 7:50 pm.    Shabbat concludes at 8:49 pm on Saturday, July 30.  

Torah Portion

This Saturday is Shabbat Pinchas, Mevarchim.  
(The Torah Reading is Bamidbar 25:10-30:13;   and the Haftarah is I Kings 18:46-19:21.)

Minyan Schedule

for the weekend of 7/29-7/31, Shabbat Pinchas & Mevarchim:

Friday Mincha 7:00 PM
Saturday Shacharit 9:00 AM
  Mincha 7:30 PM
Sunday Shacharit 8:00 AM

Today's Local Zmanim

Monday, July 25, 2016
19 Tammuz 5776
for 168 Adams St., Newton MA
Alot: 3:46 am
Mishekayir: 4:20 am
Sunrise: 5:30 am
Kriat Shema (M"A): 8:34 am
Kriat Shema (Gr"A): 9:10 am
Latest Tefilah: 10:24 am
Chatzot: 12:51 pm
Mincha Gedolah: 1:27 pm
Mincha Ketanah: 5:8 pm
Plag HaMincha: 6:40 pm
Sunset: 8:12 pm
Tzeit Ha-Kochavim: 9:01 pm

Upcoming Educational Events

Wednesday, Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm
Red Heifer or Red Herring?

A shiur by Leead Staller, Senior Fellow at the Summer Beis Medrash of Sharon.
Thursday, Jul 28 @ 8:30 pm
Weekly Shiur

Rabbi Yaffe's class meets around the corner from the Shul, at Yury's Piano, 339 Watertown Street.