Events at the Vilna Shul

Havurah on the Hill Celebrates Thanksgivikkuh!

Havurah on the Hill: Young Adults | Friday, November 15, 2013, 6:30 pm

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That's right, even the food will be Thanksgivikkuh-tastic, so mark your calendars (in the year 1620, of course) for:
6:30 PM Wine and Appetizers
7:00 PM Shabbat Services
8:15 PM Speaker
8:45 PM Dinner (Vegan and gluten-free options available)


About Constance Snow:

Constance Snow (née Hopkins) was born in 1606 in Hursley, Hampshire, England. When she was three, her father, Stephen Hopkins, left the family to travel to the colony of Jamestown on the ship Sea Venture. On the way, the ship was caught in a hurricano and wrecked on the island of Bermuda. After some nine or ten months, the castaways were able to make their way to Jamestown, where they found the colony to be in terrible straights. After surviving some years in Jamestown, Stephen Hopkins was able to make his way back to England, where he was reunited with Constance, and her younger brother Giles.

In 1620, at the age of 14, Constance sailed to the New World with her family on the ship Mayflower. Along the way her stepmother, Elizabeth Hopkins, was delivered of a baby boy, Oceanus. The early years in Plimoth Colony were rough, but after a few years, Constance met and married her beshert, Nicholas Snow.

Havurah on the Hill's Thanksgivukkah event will be featured on an upcoming episode of Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly on PBS.  A camera will be present at this event to record footage of Constance Snow's speech and the start of dinner.  All attendees will have the ability to opt out of filming.

Free parking is available across the street from the Shul at the Charles River Parking Garage underground next to the Au Bon Pain. 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.