Vilna Shul Events

Upcoming




Sacred Places, Contemporary Uses

Sunday, September 10, 2017, 2:00 pm

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Join us for a special open house featuring a discussion with Gideon Gradman, President of the Massachusetts-based Azorean-Jewish Heritage Foundation, about his work with Portugal's oldest synagogue building, Sahar Hassamain Synagogue, on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores.

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S’licot Concert: Sanctuary

Sunday, September 17, 2017, 2:00 pm

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Join cantorial soloist Jodi Blankstein, guitarist Adam Dehner, cantorial soloist Lisa Marcus Jones, and percussionist Mitch Gordon for an inspiring musical program which invites each of us to look back while preparing to move forward.

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High Holiday Adult Services 2017/5778

High Holidays | Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Join the Vilna for non-denominational, egalitarian, High Holiday services run by Havurah on the Hill. Led by Rabbi Ben Lanckton and Deborah Melkin, services are conducted in Hebrew with English readings, with explanations and teachings throughout the rituals. Services are community-led with a variety of familiar melodies and tunes for both new-comers and seasoned attendees. Read more

Sukkah Sensation!

Downtown Young Families | Sunday, October 1, 2017, 1:00 pm

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Everyone is welcome to join the Vilna and participate in the time-honored tradition of creating a sukkah on the Vilna's front plaza. Featuring music, food, crafts, and other Sukkot festivities. Open for people of all ages, from babies to seniors.
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Sunday Shul

Downtown Young Families | October 1*; November 5; December 3; January 7; February 4; March 4; April 8; May 6

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Caravan Puppets presents an interactive show about forgiveness and tolerance, in the spirit of Yom Kippur. Read more


Seniors Connect! Maximize Your Senior Status

Seniors Connect! | Thursday, October 19, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

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Join Seniors Connect! over coffee and babka with fellow senior Joanne Cooper to discuss free and discounted opportunities available only to seniors. This conversation welcomes personal experiences and stories, which participants are encouraged to share. Read more


Fascination: Helena’s Story

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7:30 pm

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The Best Documentary at the 2017 New York City International Film Festival, Fascination: Helena's Story, Writer/Producer joins us for a special screening of the film and intimate Q&A. The evening includes special performances by Fred Astaire dancers.
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Opening Reception: From New York to Italy with Artist Frank Denota

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 2:00 pm

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One role of art is to keep memory alive - historical, artistic, social, religious and urban memory. Frank Denota, through his gallerists Carmen and Enrico Caruso, is able to perceive this necessity of keep memory alive and transform it into art. Join us to view these incredible canvases up close and personal. Read more

Art Exhibition: From New York to Italy with Artist Frank Denota

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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One role of art is to keep memory alive - historical, artistic, social, religious and urban memory. Frank Denota, through his gallerists Carmen and Enrico Caruso, is able to perceive this necessity of keep memory alive and transform it into art. Join us to view these incredible canvases up close and personal. Read more


NOVA Holocuast Escape Tunnel Screening

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 7:00 pm

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Join the Vilna for a special screening of NOVA's film Holocaust Escape Tunnel. The evening includes a special panel discussion with artist Samuel Bak, survivor ofthe Lithuanian camps; Dr.Richard Freund, lead archaeologist in discovering the tunnel and many of the ancient sites in Vilnius; Paula Aspell, Senior Executive Producer of NOVA; and one of the filmmakers. Read more


Sunday Shul

Downtown Young Families | November 5; December 3; January 7; February 4; March 4; April 8; May 6

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Caravan Puppets presents an interactive show about forgiveness and tolerance, in the spirit of Yom Kippur. Read more






In Conversation: Allegra Goodman

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 7:00 pm

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Best-selling author Allegra Goodman talks about her latest book, The Chalk Artist, and shares her secrets on writing and her passions with local writer Karen Lenar Winn. Read more

Sunday Shul

Downtown Young Families | December 3; January 7; February 4; March 4; April 8; May 6

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Caravan Puppets presents an interactive show about forgiveness and tolerance, in the spirit of Yom Kippur. Read more