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Check Out the Vilna on the Front Page of The Jewish Advocate

Check out the Vilna on the front page of The Jewish Advocate from June 10, 2016 by clicking here!  You can see the Community Mosaic in person throughout the summer during our museum hours: Wednesday,… Read More

Vilna Annual Tribute Benefit was a Great Success

A record-breaking number of over 300 community and business leaders attended the Vilna’s recent annual spring Tribute Benefit, Creating Community, on May 1. Held in our historic building and co-Chaired… Read More

Spring 2016 Scribe is Online!

Our latest Scribe Newsletter is now available online for reading, printing, and sharing! Read More

Vilna Shul sees another renaissance

Article originally appeared in the Beacon Hill Times, written by Dan Murphy, on February 23, 2016.
More than 30 years ago after it was saved from demolition, the Vilna Shul is experiencing yet another renaissance as the recently remodeled Jewish community and cultural center expands its wide range of programming. Read More

Nonagenarian returns to Vilna Shul to relive bar mitzvah

Article originally appeared in the Jewish Advocate on February 18, 2016.
Harry Jankelle’s greatest wish was to return to the Vilna Shul, where became a bar mitzvah in 1931, and stand on the bima one last time. Read More

Vilna Shul Annouces Director of Communications and Community Outreach

November 1, 2015 (Boston, MA) - Lynne Krasker Schultz has been named Director of Communications and Community Outreach at The Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture. Krasker Schultz brings… Read More

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Boston’s Vilna Shul Connects Present With the Past

This past week a piece came out on the Vilna Shul's efforts to bring together the descendants of the original synagogue's founding members courtesy of our friends at the Jewish Daily Forward. Are you a descendant of the Vilna? Well we want to hear from you! Just email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Read More

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It’s Finally Here! Our Spring Newsletter Now Available

Our latest Scribe Newsletter is now available online for reading, printing, and sharing! Click on the envelope below to download and explore our latest newsletter. If you or your friends and family would… Read More

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Our Latest Scribe Newsletter Now Available Online

Click on the link below to explore our latest newsletter.  Inside you can: -Meet our volunteers and staff -Read letters from our leadership and new staff member Rosa Franck -Hear about our Fall kickoff… Read More

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The Vilna Names First Ever Director of Development

Rosa Kramer Franck has been named Director of Development at the Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture (BCJC). Franck, who will begin her post on July 2nd, brings over 13 years of diverse… Read More

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The Vilna Shul Honors Community Leaders

The Vilna Gala: Honoring our Community Leaders On June 19th, the Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture, hosted nearly two hundred guests of all ages at its annual tribute gala.  This… Read More

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Vilna Scribe Spring 2014 Newsletter

Click on the link below to explore our latest newsletter. Inside you will find: -Letters from our leadership and staff -A calendar of our upcoming programs for the spring season -Meet our 2014 recipients… Read More

Vilna Shul’s First Ever Descendants’ Day Featured in Boston Globe Image

Vilna Shul’s First Ever Descendants’ Day Featured in Boston Globe

Vilna Shul welcomes over 100 guests to honor Congregation's founders. Read More

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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… Read More

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… Read More

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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. Read More

“Living Memories” The Jewish Advocate

'Although it’s a bit off the beaten downtown Boston path, if you don’t know where it is, you may walk by or near it all the time and not see it or realize what it is. But now that the exhibit… Read More

“Preserving Boston’s Jewish History”, The Jewish Advocate

"Steve Greenberg, executive director of the Vilna Shul Center for Jewish Heritage, speaks about the former Orthodox synagogue turned Jewish museum on Phillips Street in the West End. See story on Page… Read More

The Vilna Shul on Beacon Hill in Boston, MA on YouTube

The Boston Center for Jewish Heritage has succeeded in purchasing and is now restoring the once-abandoned Vilna Shul for use as Boston's historic Jewish museum and as a gathering place for community… Read More

“A Shared Experience”, The Beacon Hill Times

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