Events at the Vilna

Upcoming

HOH Sept Kabbalat Shabbat: Beccs Music Image

HOH Sept Kabbalat Shabbat: Beccs Music

When: Friday, September 21 2018, 6:30 pm
Where: Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture, 18 Phillips Street, Beacon Hill [view map]

Join Havurah on the Hill for an evening of singing, services, and schmoozing. Singer/songwriter Rebecca Gastfriend graces us with some songs and her personal journey in the music industry.

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Sukkabation: Sukkah Decorating

When: September 23 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture, 18 Phillips Street, Beacon Hill [view map]

Join us to decorate the Vilna's Sukkah! All ages welcome. Stop on by for a few minutes or a few hours.

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Sukkabration: Family Puppet Show

When: Sunday, September 23 2018, 1:30 pm
Where: Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture, 18 Phillips Street, Beacon Hill [view map]

Call all families! Celebrate the Jewish harvest festival with a professional puppet show and Sukkot arts and crafts!

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Sukkabration: Cooking Demonstration with Samantha Cohen

When: PROGRAM POSTPONED
Where: Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture, 18 Phillips Street, Beacon Hill [view map]

Celebrate Sukkot with a Harvest themed cooking demonstration and tasting with Chef/Owner Samantha Cohen of The Sababa Kitchen.

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Happy Hour on the Hill

When: Thursday, September 27 2018, 6:00 pm
Where: Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture, 18 Phillips Street, Beacon Hill [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.

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Discovery Club Emerging Engineers

When: Wednesdays, October 3-December 12 4:30-5:30 PM (no class Nov 21)
Where: Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114. [view map]

Calling all children ages 5-8 (grades K-3)! Create, design, decorate, and bring robots to life.

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Immigration: Then and Now

When: Thursday, October 4 2018, 7:00 pm
Where: Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture [view map]

ADL New England and the Vilna Shul bring together historian Ellen Smith, academic Yael Schacher,and philanthropist Ed Shapiro to discuss how immigration has changed, or not changed, in the past 100-years. Syrian refugee Christa Ettee Nasri tells her personal…

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Charles River Conservancy Clean Up

When: Saturday, October 13 2018, 9:00 am
Where: Charles River - Exact location will be announced one week prior via email.

Join the Vilna for a morning of community service cleaning up the banks of the Charles River. This event is designed for children of all ages!

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Downtown Social Club Food Tour: Harvard Square

When: Sunday, October 14 2018, 11:30 am
Where: Harvard Square - location will be in the email confirmation after registering

Enjoy delicious treats as you learn about the history of Harvard Square through Jewish food.

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Psychological Dimensions of the Jewish Immigration Experience

When: October 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20 (Snow Date November 27, December 4) 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Where: Emmanuel Church/Central Reform Temple, 15 Newbury Street, Boston (Back Bay) [view map]

Boston College professor Barry Schneider joins the Vilna for an evening adult learning class focusing on the psychology behind immigration and assimilation.

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Seniors Connect: Impact of President Trump’s Tax Law on Seniors

When: Thursday, October 18 2018, 10:30 am
Where: North End Library, 25 Parmenter Street, Boston [view map]

Join the Vilna for an interactive discussion on discussion with a leading tax expert on the impact of the new tax law on seniors.

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HOH October Kabbalat Shabbat

When: Friday, October 19 2018, 6:30 pm
Where: Museum of African American History, 46 Joy Street, Boston (Beacon Hill) [view map]

Join Havurah on the Hill on October 19 in our new (temporary) location — the Museum of African American History. Welcome in Shabbat in this historical space while we explore the fascinating connection between African American and Jewish history.

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Young Professionals: Jew-Good Community Service

When: Sunday, October 21 2018, 10:00 am
Where: Ohavi Sedeck Cemetery, 350 Grove Street, West Roxbury [view map]

Give back to the Jewish community by contributing to the restoration and renovation of this historic Jewish cemetery, and learn about its importance in Boston Jewish history.

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Jewish Royal Weddings with Layah Lipsker

When: Oct 23; Nov 6 and 20; Dec 4, 11, 18 1:30 – 3 PM
Where: Suffolk University Interfaith Center, Sawyer Building, Room 823, 8 Ashburton Place, Boston [view map]

Join teacher Layah Lipsker for an intriguing course on The Jewish Royal Weddings: The kings, their wives, and the prophets who tried to rein them all in.

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In Conversation: Authors Jenna Blum and Randy Susan Meyers

When: Monday, October 29 2018, 7:00 pm
Where: Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington Street, Boston [view map]

New York Times Best Selling local author Jenna Blum reads from her new book, The Lost Family, talks about her career, and answers questions about her writing process with author Randy Susan Meyers.

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Young Professionals Nosh: Knish Making Workshop

When: Wednesday, November 7 2018, 6:30 pm
Where: Cambridge Community Center, 5 Callender Street, Cambridge, MA 02140 [view map]

Join the Vilna Young Professionals for an interactive workshop with the knish king of Boston, Steven Peljovich from Michael's Deli in Brookline. Eat, cook, converse!

Seniors Connect: Holiday Traditions and the 21st Century Family Image

Seniors Connect: Holiday Traditions and the 21st Century Family

When: Thursday, November 15 2018, 10:30 am
Where: North End Library, 25 Parmenter Street, Boston [view map]

Join the Vilna for an interactive discussion on discussion on how to navigate the holiday season as family dynamics change.

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HOH November Kabbalat Shabbat

When: Friday, November 16 2018, 6:30 pm
Where: Museum of African American History, 46 Joy Street, Boston (Beacon Hill) [view map]

Join Havurah on the Hill for an evening of singing, services, and schmoozing. Rabbi Becky Silverstein, the first genderqueer, trans rabbi, talks about his journey and passions in building Jewish communities

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Happy Hour on the Hill: Chanukah Edition

When: Monday, December 3 2018, 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.

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Chanukah in the City 2018

When: Sunday, December 9 2018, 10:00 am
Where: Back Bay Events Center, 200 Berkeley Street, Boston (Back Bay). [view map]

The largest Chanukah party in the city is back again! Enjoy a morning of activities, music, and fun for kids ages 0-12! Includes a special performance with Josh and the Jamtones.

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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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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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Annual Tribute Event 2019

When: Sunday, April 28 2019, 5:30 pm

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

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