Friends, food, libation, story and song is what you'll find at Havurah on the Hill's annual Shabbat in Sukkah Friday night celebration!
The evening starts with a brief, lay-led, non-denominational Kabbalat Shabbat service in the sanctuary, followed by a kosher dinner on the main floor. Bring your dinner out to the patio to celebrate the holiday tradition of dining, reclining, and dwelling in the two lovely Vilna Shul Community Sukkot. Then sit back, relax, take in the crisp night air, and enjoy the good food, good people, and some groovy holiday music played by a few of our own HOH community members.
Schedule of the Evening:
6:30 PM Wine and Appetizers
7:00 PM Shabbat Services
8:15 PM Dinner and Singing in the Sukkah
(vegan and gluten free options available.)
Suggested donation $10.00 per person.
Public Transit, Driving, and Walking Directions:
The closest T subway stop is Charles/MGH. Free validated parking is available for Havurah on the Hill's monthly Shabbat celebrations at the underground parking at the Charles River Plaza/ Cambridge Street Garage at 165 Cambridge Street nearby. Please be advised that drivers must validate their green parking ticket at the Vilna Shul for free parking.
For detailed directions to the Vilna, please click the following link to our Hours, Directions, and Parking page of our website. If you have any questions, email email@example.com or call (617) 523-2324.
More about sukkah and Sukkot!
A "sukkah" (plural: sukkot) is the name of the temporary open-aired, thatch-roofed hut that is built for the observance of the week-long festival of Sukkot. The holiday commemorates the experience of the Israelites wandering in the wilderness after being freed from slavery in Egypt. Traditionally Jews eat, sleep, and generally live in the sukkah for the duration of the holiday.
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 synagogue buildings from the early 20th century wave of Jewish immigration and hosts monthly Kabbalat Shabbat services as well as other special holiday celebrations throughout the year.