Events at the Vilna

Upcoming

Third Annual Voices of Freedom Concert Image

Third Annual Voices of Freedom Concert

When: Sunday, March 24 2019, 2:00 pm
Where: Museum of African American History, 46 Joy Street, Boston (Beacon Hill) [view map]

This extraordinary multicultural event features three choirs: the Zamir Chorale of Boston, America’s foremost Jewish choral ensemble; VOICES 21C, a diverse choir dedicated to positive interactions, social justice, and global understanding; and the Boston…

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Families: Tzedakah Series

When: Sundays, March 3, 31; May 5, June 2 from 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Where: Torit Montessori School, 300 Cambridge Street, Boston, 02114 [view map]

Join the Vilna Shul for a unique series designed to engage children ages 2-12 in education, fun, hands-on community service projects.

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Welcome Baby Meet-Up

When: Sunday, March 31 2019, 10:00 am
Where: Torit Montessori School, 300 Cambridge Street, Boston, 02114 [view map]

This casual gathering is for parents with new babies (under 1 year old) to meet and connect. Older siblings are welcome to participate in the Vilna's Tzedakah programming, which will be occurring simultaneously.

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Batsheva Dance Performance

When: Saturday, April 6 2019, 8:00 pm
Where: Boch Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont Street, Boston, 02116 [view map]

Join the Vilna for a special performance of Israel's critically acclaimed Bathsheba Dance Company! Set to a wide range of music from Gregorian chant to tango to hip-hop, Naharin’s newest work, Venezuela, explores the relationship between movement and…

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Wexner Fellow Tween Discussion

When: Sunday, April 7 2019, 12:30 pm
Where: Private home. Address provided with registration.

The Vilna welcomes everyone aged 9 through 15 to join us in a private home downtown for a pizza lunch and conversation with a Fellow. Your child(ren) will get to make connections with each other and engage with a leader in Israeli society, here for the…

Walking Tour: Jewish Beacon Hill Image

Walking Tour: Jewish Beacon Hill

When: Sunday, April 7 2019, 4:00 pm
Where: Meeting location provided after registration.

This tour focuses on the Jews of the North Slope, who lived an active Jewish life with three synagogues within a few blocks of each other, carrying customs of their old world with them even as they made changes to he new world around them.

Michael Dobbs “The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught in Between” Image

Michael Dobbs “The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught in Between”

When: Thursday, April 11 2019, 6:00 pm
Where: Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Back Bay, 02116 [view map]

Drawing on previously unpublished letters, diaries, and visa records, author Michael Dobbs recounts the struggle to obtain the all-important “piece of paper with a stamp” at a time when the American public was deeply isolationist, xenophobic and antisemitic.

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Seniors Connect: Prevent Injury by Training

When: Thursday, April 18 2019, 10:30 am
Where: North End Library, 25 Parmenter Street, Boston, MA 02113 [view map]

Join the Vilna for an interactive discussion and demonstration on simple exercises to help prevent common injuries as you age. Please come ready to move, stretch, and participate.

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Centennial Celebration

When: Sunday, April 28 2019, 5:30 pm
Where: WGBH Boston, One Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135 [view map]

Join us for an evening of food and fun featuring a live auction to support the Vilna Shul.

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Young Professionals: Drinks & Nosh

When: Monday, April 29 2019, 6:00 pm
Where: Sunset Cantina, 916 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215 [view map]

Join Vilna young professionals and HOH for drinks and nosh before meeting one of the writers from The Simpsons.

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Mike Reiss: Secrets from The Simpsons

When: Monday, April 29 2019, 7:30 pm
Where: WBUR City Space, 890 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston [view map]

Discussing everything from “The Simpsons”, Judaism and comedy, gay cartoons, and the state of television today, Emmy winning writer Mike Reiss gives a true insider’s account of what it is like working in television today.

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Downtown Social Club Walking Tour of Arnold Arboretum

When: Sunday, May 5 2019, 10:00 am
Where: Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130 [view map]

Explore the Arboretum's past, present, and future with this 90-minute guided tour of special collections, seasonal highlights, Arboretum history, mission, and more. Learn about the plants and flowers that are native to New England as we enter spring.

Walking Tour: Boston Jewish Women Finding their Voices Image

Walking Tour: Boston Jewish Women Finding their Voices

When: Sunday, May 5 2019, 4:00 pm
Where: Meeting location provided after registration.

Join the Vilna and Boston by Foot to learn about Boston’s working women who were fighting for rights in the workplace and suffragists were demanding the right to vote.

Lifesavers: Dr. James O’Connell “Helping the Homeless” Image

Lifesavers: Dr. James O’Connell “Helping the Homeless”

When: Wednesday, May 8 2019, 7:00 pm
Where: Fenway Community Center, 1282 Boylston St #123, Boston, MA 02215 [view map]

Dr. James O'Connell shares his personal experiences in helping provide access to healthcare to Boston's homeless community.

Families: Yom Ha’Aztmaut / Happy Birthday Israel Party Image

Families: Yom Ha’Aztmaut / Happy Birthday Israel Party

When: Saturday, May 11 2019, 5:30 pm
Where: Hill House [view map]

Vilna Families gather to say good-bye to Shabbat with havdalah and celebrate, craft and dance in honor of Israel’s Independence Day.

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Seniors Connect: Boston Public Market

When: Thursday, May 16 2019, 10:30 am
Where: Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover Street, Boston MA 02108 [view map]

Join the Vilna for a private tour and meet some of the vendors of Boston's hippest public market!

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HOH May Kabbalat Shabbat

When: Friday, May 17 2019, 6:30 pm
Where: Museum of African American History, 46 Joy Street, Boston (Beacon Hill) [view map]

Join Havurah on the Hill for lay-led Kabbalat Shabbat services and dinner with featured speaker, Tzurit Or, the founder of the beloved local chain Tatte Bakery & Café.

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Happy Hour on the Hill

When: Tuesday, May 21 2019, 6:00 pm
Where: AllianceBernstein Wealth Management at 53 State Street, Boston, MA 02109 (financial district). [view map]

Come. Drink. Nosh. Network. Join the Vilna Shul for a fun evening of Happy Hour on the Hill, our signature networking happy hour event.

Film Screening & Conversation: The Good Nazi Image

Film Screening & Conversation: The Good Nazi

When: Thursday, May 30 2019, 7:30 pm
Where: Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 [view map]

The Good Nazi tells the story of Major Karl Plagge, a Nazi officer who during Holocaust turned his back on his dark ideology and risked his life to save hundreds of Jews. Followed by a conversation with film writers Dr. Richard Freund and Dr. Michael…

Walking Tour:  Jewish East Boston Image

Walking Tour:  Jewish East Boston

When: Sunday, June 2 2019, 4:00 pm
Where: Meeting location provided after registration.

Discover East Boston’s rich history and dynamic present by exploring the neighborhood of Maverick Square, East Boston’s oldest commercial center. Trace its roots back to Noddle’s Island and learn how the East Boston Company created a planned community…

Writers with Obsessions: Jenna Blum & Randy Susan Meyers Image

Writers with Obsessions: Jenna Blum & Randy Susan Meyers

When: Thursday, June 6 2019, 6:00 pm
Where: Boston Athenaeum , 10 ½ Beacon Street, Boston 02108 [view map]

Local authors Jenna Blum and Randy Susan Meyers discuss writers working with obsessions -- obsessions about being a Jewish woman writing, cultural issues with food, obsessions with body images, societal obsessions in the 21st Century.

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Downtown Social Club Jewish Heritage Night at the Boston Red Sox

When: Thursday, June 13 7:05 PM game / 5:30 PM drinks & appetizers at Eastern Standard
Where: Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston MA 02215 [view map]

Enjoy a ballgame celebrate Jewish Heritage Night at Fenway.

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HOH June Kabbalat Shabbat

When: Friday, June 21 2019, 6:30 pm
Where: Museum of African American History, 46 Joy Street, Boston (Beacon Hill) [view map]

Join HOH for lay-led Kabbalat Shabbat services featuring a fascinating talk from Dr. Andrew Rubens on the opioid crisis that is currently ravaging communities all over the country.

Walking Tour:  Jewish North End Image

Walking Tour:  Jewish North End

When: Sunday, July 14 2019, 4:00 pm
Where: Meeting location provided after registration.

Join the Vilna and Boston by Foot to explore some of the stories of Boston’s Jewish experience from the 17th century through the early 20th century.

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