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Seniors Connect! Maximize Your Senior Status Image

Seniors Connect! Maximize Your Senior Status

Thursday, October 19, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

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

Downtown Social Club Reception with Fred Astaire Dancers Image

Downtown Social Club Reception with Fred Astaire Dancers

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:00 pm

Join the Downtown Social Club for a special meet and greet with Fascination: Helena's Story writer/producer Karen Goldfarb prior to the program. This intimate event has limited capacity. Read More

Fascination: Helena’s Story Image

Fascination: Helena’s Story

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7:30 pm

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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HOH Kabbalat Shabbat: Artist Frank Denota Image

HOH Kabbalat Shabbat: Artist Frank Denota

Friday, October 20, 2017, 6:30 pm

This October, Havurah on the Hill welcomes artist Frank Denota whose artwork will be shown at the Vilna October 22 - November 3. Read More

Opening Reception: From New York to Italy with Artist Frank Denota Image

Opening Reception: From New York to Italy with Artist Frank Denota

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 2:00 pm

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 Image

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

Wednesday/Thursday/Friday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM and Sunday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Vilna Visits the West End Library Image

Vilna Visits the West End Library

Friday, October 27, 2017, 10:30 am

This interactive arts and crafts program will delight kids ages 0-6. Read More

Saving the Jews of Russia: One Woman’s Story of Rescue and Resistance Image

Saving the Jews of Russia: One Woman’s Story of Rescue and Resistance

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 3:00 pm

Pamela Cohen, activist in the Soviet Jewish emigration, talks about her work and experiences in helping Jews escape Russia at the height of the anti-Semitic violence. Read More

NOVA Holocaust Escape Tunnel Screening Image

NOVA Holocaust Escape Tunnel Screening

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 7:00 pm

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

Intergenerational Family Shabbat Image

Intergenerational Family Shabbat

Friday, November 3, 2017, 5:30 pm

Come one, come all for the Vilna's first intergeneration Shabbat. Read More

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Sunday Shul

November 5; December 3; January 7; February 4; March 4; April 8; May 6 from 10:00 -11:30 AM

This interactive, fun class is designed to introduce children to Jewish holidays and concepts. Read More

Lunch & Learn: Jewish Ethics in a Modern World with Layah Lipsker Image

Lunch & Learn: Jewish Ethics in a Modern World with Layah Lipsker

First Tuesday of Most Months: November 7, December 5, February 6, March 6, May 8, June 5

This series will look at Jewish law and tradition in the area of personal ethics, including end-of-life issues, fertility, homosexuality, abortion, and business ethics. Read More

Behind the Game: The Science Behind Concussions with Dr. Robert Stern Image

Behind the Game: The Science Behind Concussions with Dr. Robert Stern

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 7:00 pm

Join the Vilna to hear from one of leading scientists of CTE- Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy on the science behind concussions. This discussion is a must for any parent or football fan! Read More

Downtown Social Reception Behind the Game: The Science Behind Concussions with Dr. Robert Stern Image

Downtown Social Reception Behind the Game: The Science Behind Concussions with Dr. Robert Stern

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 7:00 pm

Join the Downtown Social Club over coffee and dessert to discuss the Lifesavers Speaker Series featured speaker Dr. Robert Stern and the science behind concussions. Read More

Seniors Connect! Use Your Time Wisely Image

Seniors Connect! Use Your Time Wisely

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 10:00 am

Join Seniors Connect! over coffee and babka to discuss opportunities and places to volunteer as as senior with AARP Senior Program Specialist Yvonne Addo-Piper. Read More

HOH Kabbalat Shabbat Image

HOH Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, November 17, 2017, 6:30 pm

Havurah on the Hill is a non-denominational, egalitarian minyan for Jews in their 20s and 30s in the Boston area. HOH meets at the Vilna Shul in Beacon Hill, one of the last remaining synagogues from the early 20th century wave of Jewish immigration and hosts monthly Kabbalat Shabbat services. Read More

In Conversation: Allegra Goodman Image

In Conversation: Allegra Goodman

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 7:00 pm

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

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Sunday Shul

December 3; January 7; February 4; March 4; April 8; May 6 from 10:00 -11:30 AM

This interactive, fun class is designed to introduce children to Jewish holidays and concepts. Read More

Chanukah in the City 2017 Image

Chanukah in the City 2017

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 10:00 am

Chanukah in the City is back! Read More

Havurah on the Hill: Musical Chanukah Kabbalat Shabbat Image

Havurah on the Hill: Musical Chanukah Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, December 15, 2017, 6:30 pm

This musical inspired Shabbat features Chanukah music and food! Read More

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Sunday Shul

January 7; February 4; March 4; April 8; May 6 from 10:00 -11:30 AM

This interactive, fun class is designed to introduce children to Jewish holidays and concepts. Read More

Sunday Shul Image

Sunday Shul

February 4; March 4; April 8; May 6 from 10:00 -11:30 AM

This interactive, fun class is designed to introduce children to Jewish holidays and concepts. Read More

Sunday Shul Image

Sunday Shul

March 4; April 8; May 6 from 10:00 -11:30 AM

This interactive, fun class is designed to introduce children to Jewish holidays and concepts. Read More

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Sunday Shul

April 8; May 6 from 10:00 -11:30 AM

This interactive, fun class is designed to introduce children to Jewish holidays and concepts. Read More

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Sunday Shul

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

.This interactive, fun class is designed to introduce children to Jewish holidays and concepts Read More

Mission to Vilnius,  Kaunas, Warsaw, and Krakow Image

Mission to Vilnius,  Kaunas, Warsaw, and Krakow

June 17 – 26, 2018

Join the Vilna Shul’s community and culture trip to Vilnius, Kaunas, Warsaw, and Krakow! Read More