Events at the Vilna

Upcoming

Seniors Connect: Spirited Aging Image

Seniors Connect: Spirited Aging

When: Thursday, January 17 2019, 10:30 am
Where: North End Library, 25 Parmenter Street, Boston [view map]

Join the Vilna for an interactive discussion and explore how to find meaning and purpose, both the challenges and the joys, in the experience of growing older.

HOH January Kabbalat Shabbat: The Jews of India Image

HOH January Kabbalat Shabbat: The Jews of India

When: Friday, January 18 2019, 6:30 pm
Where: Museum of African American History, 46 Joy Street, Boston (Beacon Hill) [view map]

Join Havurah on the Hill and guest speaker Lauren Pyes, who will discuss the recent CJP/Project Inspire trip to India and reflect on the Jewish community in India.

Kaballah:  The Spiritual Side of Judaism with Layah Lipsker Image

Kaballah:  The Spiritual Side of Judaism with Layah Lipsker

When: Jan 22, Feb 12 and 26, March 5 and 19, April 2 (April 4 snow date) from 10:30 - 11:45 AM
Where: Vilna Shul Offices, 6 Beacon Street, Suite 205, Boston, MA 02108 [view map]

This course will focus on fascinating topics such as the nature of a soul, a different approach to faith, finding one’s purpose, and creating spiritual relationships.

Jewish Religious Movements with Rachel Greenblatt Image

Jewish Religious Movements with Rachel Greenblatt

When: January 29, February 12, February 26, March 12, March 26, April 9, Snow dates: April 23, April 30 from 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Where: Vilna Shul Offices, 6 Beacon Street, Suite 205, Boston, MA 02108 [view map]

Where did Jewish denominations come from? Join Professor Rachel Greenblatt to explore the history and philosophical differences between the different Jewish religious movements.

HOH February Kabbalat Shabbat: An Evening with Ambassador Alan Solomont Image

HOH February Kabbalat Shabbat: An Evening with Ambassador Alan Solomont

When: Friday, February 15 2019, 6:30 pm
Where: Museum of African American History, 46 Joy Street, Boston (Beacon Hill) [view map]

Join Havurah on the Hill and guest speaker Alan Solomont, former U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra as he discusses the potential for young voters to change America’s political landscape.

Seniors Connect: Screening of “The August Vacation” Image

Seniors Connect: Screening of “The August Vacation”

When: Thursday, February 21 2019, 10:30 am
Where: North End Library, 25 Parmenter Street, Boston [view map]

Join the Vilna Shul and North End Branch of the Boston Public Library over babka and coffee for a screening of the hilarious Italian film "The August Vacation".

Downtown Social Club Private Tour of the MFA Judaica Collection Image

Downtown Social Club Private Tour of the MFA Judaica Collection

When: Thursday, February 21 2019, 6:00 pm
Where: Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 165 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 [view map]

Join the Vilna’s Downtown Social Club for an fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at the art treasures housed at the MFA. Simona Di Nepi, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Curator of Judaica, will guide the group through the collection highlighting…

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.

Young Professionals Nosh: Pickle Making Workshop Image

Young Professionals Nosh: Pickle Making Workshop

When: Wednesday, March 13 2019, 6:30 pm
Where: Cambridge Community Center, 5 Callender Street, Cambridge, MA 02140 [view map]

Join Ryan McAleese from PattyMac’s pickles for an interactive workshop on all this pickled! Learn the intricacies of dill, sour, jalepeno, half-sour and all the other fermented cucumbers, sample the different types, and make your own to bring home.

HOH March Kabbalat Shabbat: Behind the Scenes of “Modern Love: The Podcast” Image

HOH March Kabbalat Shabbat: Behind the Scenes of “Modern Love: The Podcast”

When: Friday, March 15 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. This month we are excited to welcome Jessica Alpert, Managing Producer of podcasts at WBUR, as our guest speaker.

Seniors Connect: Learn What Boston Can Do for YOU Image

Seniors Connect: Learn What Boston Can Do for YOU

When: Thursday, March 21 2019, 10:30 am
Where: North End Library, 25 Parmenter Street, Boston [view map]

Join the Vilna Shul and North End Branch of the Boston Public Library to learn what public services are available to seniors and how best to access them.

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…

Batsheva Dance Performance Image

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…

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.

Learn the history of Jewish Boston with guided walking tours by Boston by Foot!

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, 7:00 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.

Seniors Connect: Prevent Injury by Training Image

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.

Centennial Celebration Image

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.

Mike Reiss: Secrets from The Simpsons Image

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.

Downtown Social Club Walking Tour of Arnold Arboretum Image

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.

Learn the history of Jewish Boston with guided walking tours by Boston by Foot!

Seniors Connect: Boston Public Market Image

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!

HOH May Kabbalat Shabbat Image

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. Featured speaker to be announced soon!

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.

Learn the history of Jewish Boston with guided walking tours by Boston by Foot!

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.

Downtown Social Club Jewish Heritage Night at the Boston Red Sox Image

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.

HOH June Kabbalat Shabbat Image

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 Havurah on the Hill for lay-led Kabbalat Shabbat services and dinner. Featured speaker to be announced soon!

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.

Learn the history of Jewish Boston with guided walking tours by Boston by Foot!

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