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Community Updates

This will be updates from within the Vilna Shul.

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Vilna Shul’s Annual Report

The Vilna's 2016 Annual Report is available online. Click here to view.

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Words of Wisdom from the Vilna

Check out the D'var Torah given during High Holidays at the Vilna.

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Check out our latest Scribe Newsletter!

Take a look at the latest and greatest version of the Vilna Scribe! Click here to view. 

Vilna’s First Annual Report

Click here to see the Vilna's Annual Report for 2015.

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, Thursday, Friday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday 1:00…

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 by Maxine Goldberg and Rebecca Kotkin with…

Spring 2016 Scribe is Online!

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

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…

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.

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 over 10 years of marketing and programming experience…

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The Vilna Scribe Fall 2015

Our latest newsletter is now available online.

Layers of colorful history revealed at Boston’s ‘comeback shul’ Image

Layers of colorful history revealed at Boston’s ‘comeback shul’

Last week, an article ran in The Times of Israel about the Vilna as a scene for Jewish renewal. You can read Matt Lebovic's article.

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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…

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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 like to receive a hard copy of the Scribe in the…

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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 event celebrating Sephardic cultures -See a…

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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 development experience and exceptional leadership…

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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 year’s event titled "Generations Together,”…

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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 of the Zvi R. Cohen Leadership and Legacy award…

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.

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The Vilna SCRIBE Fall 2013

Our latest newsletter is now available online.