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2010 High Holiday Marquis with President Michael Froimowitz and Vice-President Binyamin Fleischmann
I just want to pass on my appreciation to Rabbi Durani and the whole Ritual Committee, who worked to make the tefilot on the Yamim Noraim so meaningful.  I really thought that Cantor Zev Guttman and Jordan Lee Wagner did a wonderful job to make the services spiritual and to involve the congregation.  And thank you also goes to Zak Drapkin, who manned the solari Machzor that kept us all on the same page, even when piyutim got skipped.

Thanks are also due to all the many volunteers who worked to bring the Shul to high holiday readiness: switching the parochet, torah scroll covers, and bima cover to white;  unpacking and switching the books, first to the Rosh Hashanah machzorim and then to the Yom Kippur machzorim and finally back;  polishing up the Ark;  stocking up on kipot for guests; bringing in Russian Jewish calendars for New Americans; etc.  So many people spontaneously joined in when Rabbi Durani asked for workers that I can't even list them all.  It really showed our community's fine spirit.

Thanks also to Beri Gilfix for bringing the flowers that graced the sanctuary; and to Binyamin Fleischmann, who constructed an enlarged women's section on the main floor to accomodate the increased attendance. 

And a hearty Yasher Koach to Dr. David and Tsila Sloane and the entire Sloane Family for hosting Cantor Guttman, and to all the families who hosted the cantor for meals, personally escorted him from and to the airport, and demonstrated our warm Adams Street Family hospitality.

It was all beautiful and meaningful.  Yasher Koach, one and all!


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 Norbert Weinberg


The Adams Street Shul

(617) 630-0226


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


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High Holidays Schedule

Join us for the High Holi­days!

Click here for the High Holi­day sche­dule.  There is no reser­va­tion nor charge for High Holi­day seats, but donations are welcome.

Click here for the Sukkot Schedule.

Shabbat Times

Candle-Lighting in Nonantum for Friday, September 11, is at 6:44 pm.    Shabbat concludes at 7:55 pm on Saturday, September 5.  

Torah Portion

This Saturday is Shabbat Nitzavim.  
(The Torah Reading is Devarim 29:9-30:20;   and the Haftarah is Isaiah 61:10-63:9.)

Minyan Schedule

for the weekend of 9/4-9/6:

Friday   Minchah: 7:00 PM
Saturday Shacharit: 9:00 AM
  Minchah: 6:45 PM
Sunday Selichot: 7:00 AM
  Shacharit: 8:00 AM

Today's Local Zmanim

Saturday, September 5, 2015
21 Elul 5775
for 168 Adams St., Newton MA
Alot: 4:46 am
Mishekayir: 5:13 am
Sunrise: 6:13 am
Kriat Shema (M"A): 8:52 am
Kriat Shema (Gr"A): 9:28 am
Latest Tefilah: 10:33 am
Chatzot: 12:43 pm
Mincha Gedolah: 1:15 pm
Mincha Ketanah: 4:30 pm
Plag HaMincha: 5:51 pm
Sunset: 7:13 pm
Tzeit Ha-Kochavim: 7:55 pm

Upcoming Educational Events

Sunday, Sep 6 @ 9:00 am
Talmud Class: Good Neighbours (and, well, the "oy, vey" kind)

Tractate Bava Batra, taught by Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe.
Thursday, Sep 10 @ 8:30 pm
Parsha Shiur

Class led by Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe (at Yury's Piano Shop, 339 Watertown Street)