Events at the Vilna

Adult Learning

Join the Vilna in an intimate setting in our historic building to learn from scholars of today, and imagine ancestors over 100 years ago doing the same with the leading scholars of their time.

Upcoming

Six Modern Jewish Thinkers with Dr. David Ariel Image

Six Modern Jewish Thinkers with Dr. David Ariel

January 23, 30; February 6, 13; snow date February 27 from 7:30 - 9:00 PM

Join the Vilna and Dr. David Ariel to explore six figures who have decisively shaped the course of modern Jewish culture.

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: February 6, March 6, May 8, June 5 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM

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.

Israel: Current Events and Contemporary Debates With Chen Arad Image

Israel: Current Events and Contemporary Debates With Chen Arad

March 7, 14, 21, 28: April 11, 18; snow date April 25 from 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Delve into some of the most pressing issues within Israel today with Chen Arad of the Boston Israeli American Council.

The Vilna Traditions with Dr. David Ariel Image

The Vilna Traditions with Dr. David Ariel

May 8, 15, 22, 29 and June 5, 12; rain date June 19 from 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Join Dr. David Ariel and the Vilna's adult learning series to explore Vilna, the “Jerusalem of Lithuania,” and how it was the most influential center of modern Jewish life in Eastern Europe before the Holocaust.