Events at the Vilna Shul

Embracing the Journey of Spanish Jewry: An Evening of Music, A Fusion of Traditions

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 6:00 pm

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Celebrate Sephardic Cultures at the Vilna Shul this fall!

From Spain to Morocco, Greece, Turkey, Israel, South America, Mexico, Cuba and the United States, the dispersion of Sephardic Jewry led to a far-reaching exchange of customs and ideas. This year, as the shofar is blown to gather people together, we strive to promote global awareness of the shared customs and traditions of these diverse Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities. As part of the evening’s theme, we will also learn about the “law of return” recently initiated by the government of Spain.

This cross-cultural evening includes performances from the Guy Mendilow Ensemble, the Hellenic College Choir, and Ladino poet Dr. Gloria Ascher, Tufts University Associate Professor and Co-Director of its Judaic Studies program. Our performers will be joined by photographer Michael S. Cohen and Reyna Simnegar, author of Persian Food from the Non-Persian Bride, the Consul General of Spain, and the former U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra. 

Join us for this program, refreshments, and a special raffle this fall! 

Tickets are $18 and children 12 and under are free. Purchase two tickets by September 10th and receive one free raffle ticket! 

Click on the button below to purchase event and raffle tickets via PayPal or call (617) 523-2324. We do not mail out tickets; instead your name will be on the pre-paid ticket list at the door. Raffle tickets will also be available to pick up at the door upon arrival and to purchase throughout the evening.

Our apprecation goes to our partners Julio Núñez Montesinos, Consul General of Spain to Boston, the Anti-Defamation League, Cantor Gaston Bogomolni, Hellenic College, Spanish Cultural Association-ACE, Alan D. Solomont, former U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra, and to Susan Lewis Solomont for their support.

$5 validated parking is available across the street from the Shul at the Charles River Parking Garage underground next to the Au Bon Pain on Cambridge Street. (You can find detailed directions here.) Please validate your green parking ticket when you arrive to the Shul. The Shul is also easily reached on the MBTA. Take the Red Line to Charles/MGH. Programs at the Vilna Shul are open to participants of all backgrounds. 

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