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The Vilna Shul Names New Executive Director

July 3, 2013   Barnet Kessel has been named executive director of the The Vilna Shul.  Kessel, who will begin his post on July 22nd, brings over 24 years of business experience and exceptional leadership in the Jewish community. He is currently…

Synagogue Reconstruction by Local Artisans Unveiled at Warsaw Museum Image

Synagogue Reconstruction by Local Artisans Unveiled at Warsaw Museum

Before our current exhibition, Recreating the Tapestry, went on display in 2006, another exhibition shined at the Vilna Shul. Continuity: Traditions of Jewish Art and Architecture explored the world of design within synagogue walls, weaving a thread of…

The Vilna SCRIBE Spring 2013 Image

The Vilna SCRIBE Spring 2013

Contents: A Message From the President of the Board of Directors Before I Go – Thank You for the Blessings Fresh New Programs for Spring and Summer Planned Giving at the Vilna Havurah on the Hill Calendar of Events Vilna Scribe Spring 2013

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The Vilna SCRIBE Fall 2012

Contents: Roots and Wings Executive Director ‘s Message Program Manager’s Update Havurah on the Hill Calendar of Events Vilna Scribe Fall 2012

The Vilna Shul of Boston recalls era of Jewish immigration Image

The Vilna Shul of Boston recalls era of Jewish immigration

BOSTON– “We are here because the meek shall inherit the earth,” stated Steven Greenberg, the executive director of the Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture, as we sat on the Vilna’s front patio.

The Vilna SCRIBE Spring 2012 Image

The Vilna SCRIBE Spring 2012

Contents: Restoring Community Announcements Calendar of Events Havurah on the Hill—Aliyahs VilnaScribe Spring 2012

The Vilna SCRIBE Fall 2011 Image

The Vilna SCRIBE Fall 2011

Contents: Can Dreams Come True? Please Help Us Preserve and Perpetuate Our Jewish Identity The Value of What We Do European Art ScholarVisits Vilna Shul - A Tribute to Richard Mintz A Tuesday Shabbat in Gröbzig Brown Bag Lecture Breaking Ground:…

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The Vilna SCRIBE Spring 2011

Contents: Vilna Shul “On the map” To Do and To Learn Beacon Hill Memories The Vilna Property: 1855 to 1919 The Starr Study Series Conversations at the Vilna Havurah on the Hill Sping 2011 issue of the Vilna Scribe

Google vs. Facebook Debated at the Vilna Shul

Published October 22, 2010 on BeaconHill.Patch.com By Travis Lovett Panelists at Beacon Hill’s Vilna Shul debate who will emerge the victor in the social media arena. Place your bets: Its Facebook vs. Google in a war for control over the Web and,…

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The Vilna SCRIBE Fall 2010

Contents: Please Spread the Word We Should All Be Proud Not Painting the Walls Was Our Wedding Mitzvah to the Vilna Shul The Vilna Property with Houses: 1728 to 1855 Looking Forward Converting to Judaism Rabbi Sam Teaching Havurah on the Hill Download…

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The Vilna SCRIBE Spring 2010

Contents: Board of Directors Articulates Different and the Same Tracing Routes to the West End A Year in Berlin Vilna Shul Murals Update The Vilna Property from 1626 to 1730 Havurah on the Hill

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The Vilna SCRIBE Fall 2009

Contents: Me’ah In Focus Just Beneath the Surface Partners in Preservation Letter from the President Vote for Vilna History of the Vilna Shul Property Havurah on the Hill

Vilna Shul to honor Dr. David Starr at Legacy of Learning event

The Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture, will be honoring Rabbi David Starr, PhD on Sunday, September 13th, 2009 with the Zvi R. Cohen Leadership and Legacy Award.  Dr. David B. Starr,Vice President of Community Education at Hebrew…

Vilna Shul wins $90,800 to restore wall murals

June 16, 2009, the Vilna Shul along with eleven other historic sites in Greater Boston received a grant as part of the Partners in Preservation program, funded by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  The winners of…

The Vilna SCRIBE Spring 2009 Image

The Vilna SCRIBE Spring 2009

Spring 2009 issue of the Vilna Scribe. Contents: Partners in Preservation Letter from the President Things are Happening at the Shul Who is This Lady and Former Neighbor? An Open Question to the Vilna Shul Community From our Window Havurah on the Hill

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The State of the Consumer Internet

Jeffrey Bussgang, Flybridge Capital Partners, moderates a panel discussion with startup CEOs: Nabeel Hyatt, CEO of Conduit Labs, Dave Balter, CEO of BzzAgent, and two others.

November’s Speaker: Jeff Taylor

Date: November 5th, 2008 Time: 6:00 to 8:00 pm Jeff Taylor is a founder of the online jobs site Monster.com and currently the CEO of Eons, Inc., a website for people over age 50. Recently he founded Tributes.com (a spin off from Eons.com). Taylor is a…

Havurah on The Hill Holds Third Successful Kabbalat Shabbat at The Vilna Shul

Over 75 young Jews Attend Monthly Learning Service, Revitalizing Boston’s Oldest Synagogue Boston - Friday June 28th - The Havurah on The Hill, a branch of The Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture, held its third monthly learning service at…

The Encyclopedia of American Jewish History Discussion

Professors Stephen H. Norwood and Eunice G. Pollack, editors of The Encyclopedia of American Jewish History will be at the Vilna Shul, 18 Phillips Street, Boston, MA 02114 on Sunday June 15, 2008 from 2 – 5 PM to discuss their new publication. The encyclopedia…

Vilna Shul Speakers’ Series: Ed Zander

Tuesday, May 27, 2008: Ed Zander will step down as the Chairman of the Board of Motorola at the end of May, a position he has held since 2004 and has served as the CEO at Motorola from 2004 through January 2008. Before coming to Motorola, Zander was with…