The Adams Street Shul

Congregation Agudas Achim Anshei Sfard

Amy Golahny is a former congregant who now lives in Pennsylvania.  Amy Golahny's father lives in Newton and is a current member of the Shul.  In his nineties, he has become home-bound and is no longer able to attend Shul events.  (His granddaughter was married here at Adams Street five years ago.)

Rabbi Weinberg had been visiting him at home until recently.  Given the Rabbi's retirement and the fact that he is spending more time in Israel, the Rabbi is no longer able to continue the weekly visits.  We are looking for a volunteer or volunteers who would be interested and willing to assume the mitzvah of visiting this gentleman at home.  He would very much like to receive visits from a Shul member. 

If you are interested, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to give you his contact information.
Nechama Fleischmann
Chair, Chesed Committee

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Reminder to all who use The Nonantum Eruv that it's the time of year to support it if you can. 

Although the Greater Boston Eruv Corporation conducts the weekly inspection for us, the Adams Street Shul pays for this service, and we also pay directly the electrician who makes the repairs.

Most people don't think of The Nonantum Eruv as a weekly event, but providing it is very much a weekly project of our congregation. Just as we work behind the scenes to provide a Kiddush, a Third Meal, and a Torah Reader, so too do we maintain the eruv from our Shul's funds.

Every Thursday afternoon, two specially trained employees inspect the entire boundary of our eruv and call in repair orders. We have an electrician on retainer, standing by with a bucket truck every Friday, to make any needed repairs. 

Finally, the status message (which you can see on our website and hear at 781-446-9797 on Friday afternoons) is updated.  This process ensures that our eruv is "up" almost every Sabbath.

The Adams Street Synagogue offers sponsorship of The Nonantum Eruv each Shabbos for only $54. Sponsoring this weekly service of the shul is an opportunity to honor an individual, memorialize a loved one, or celebrate a simcha

The eruv is much appreciated, as it encourages more people to participate in our Shabbat services and to join our community. 

If you've enjoyed bring anything to or from the Shul on the Sabbath, or to each other's homes, please make an eruv donation now by clicking here.  


Thursday, October 19, 2017
29 Tishri 5778

Nachas Notes

Happy Birthday to Mark Wagner! (September 30)
Happy birthday Baby Broniatowky! (October 22 & Cheshvan 10)
Happy Birthday to Sarah Drapkin (born on October 5th and on Sukkot)!
Happy Anniversary to Sarah Boling and Jordan Wagner! (October 13th)
Happy birthday to Simcha Saleh!
Happy Birthday to Eyal Cohen! (October 16)
Happy birthday to Chaya Esther Vaks! (October 20th and Shemini Atzeret).
Happy birthdays to Chaya Durani! (October 23 and Simchat Torah!)
Happy Birthday to Dafna Hayman
Happy birthday to Rose Mazansky, November 5th.
Happy birthday to Beth Drapkin, on November 7th.

Refuah List

Devorah bas Leah

Donate to the Shul Without it Costing You a Cent

When you shop at The Butcherie in Brookline, remember to ask for your receipt to be stamped. When you bring your stamped receipts to the shul, we turn them in, and The Butcherie donates to the Shul.

Bring your Butcherie receipts to the Shul and drop them in the pouch on the office door.  The Butcherie will donate 3% of your credit card purchases, and 5% of your cash or check purchases, to the Shul. It adds up!

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!

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.

Shabbat Times

Candle-Lighting in Nonantum for Friday, October 20, is at 5:37 pm.    Shabbat concludes at 6:35 pm on Saturday, October 21.  

Torah Portion

This Saturday is Shabbat Noach, Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan (Day 2).  
(The Torah Reading is Bereishit 6:9-11:32;   Maftir is Bamidbar 28:9-15;   and the Haftarah is Isaiah 66:1-24.)

Minyan Schedule

for the weekend of 10/20-22:

Friday Mincha 5:30 pm
Saturday Shacharit 9:00 am
  Mincha 5:15 pm
Sunday Shacharit 8:00 am


Upcoming Educational Events

Thank Our Eruv Sponsors

No events

Thank Our Kiddush Sponsors

Sat, September 2

Sat, September 9

Sat, September 16

Sat, September 23

Sat, September 30

Sat, October 7

Sat, October 14

Thank Our Mincha Layners

No events

Reorganized Chesed Committee

Fleischmann, Nechama Nechama FleischmannWe are pleased to announce that the Shul's Chesed Committee, chaired by Nechama Fleischmann, has recently been reorganized.  If you or someone you know in the shul community needs assistance, please contact one of the following committee members:

1. For assistance in time of serious illness or injury:  Nechama Fleischmann (774-232-7715)

2. For meals and assistance for new mothers/births: Holly Kilim (617-922-9611)

3. For Shiva and bereavement: Elana  Medvedevsky (617-669-6059)

If you have any questions, suggestions, or would like to help out with the committee's work, please contact Nechama Fleischmann at the phone number listed above. 

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.