Downtown Young Families Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, December 2 2016, 5:00 pm

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Downtown Young Families Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, December 2
5:00 - 7:30 PM
$36/family, includes dinner.

Join us for a relaxed and fun service for your little ones! The service is followed by a delicious kosher buffet while meeting other families. and participating in an interactive tzedakah project. This community Shabbat experience will provide toys and stockings for children at the South End Community Health Center. We will stuff stockings and create cards for 50 inner city children, helping to make it a special holiday season for them. Please bring stocking stuffers (we will work on 50 stockings) and an unwrapped gift. 

Registration is now open. Please use the sidebar to the right to register. If using a mobile device, registration will be at the bottom.
Please include the number of individuals in your party with names and ages.
Payment must accompany reservation.


Gift Request List

Girls 12 - 18
Backpacks (3)
Journals/Diaries with pens (3)
Scented gift set (4) 
Movie passes (5 sets)

Boys 12-16
Basketballs (3)
Footballs (2) 
Sketch books with pencils (5)
Movie passes (5 sets)

Girls/Boys 8-11
Monopoly (2)
Scrabble (2)
Connect4 (2) 
Uno (12)

Girls 2-7
Dolls (white) (3)
Dolls (tan) (3)
Learn-to-dress dolls (3)
Soft doll for child with special needs (1)
Coloring Books (8)

Boys 2-7 Trucks, cars, (remote)
Fire Engine (5)
Learn-to-dress teddy bears or elmos (3)
Coloring Books (8)

Kosher laws observed.

Validated $5 parking is available after 4pm and on weekends. Parking validation is only good for the underground parking at the Charles River Plaza/ Cambridge Street Garage at 165 Cambridge Street. You will receive a green ticket upon entering. Entrance to the underground garage is between the Charles River Plaza Shopping Center (Whole Foods/CVS) and Au Bon Pain, near the intersection of Blossom and Cambridge St. Please note that this is not the above-ground lot at Whole Foods.


For detailed directions to the Vilna, please click the following link to the Hours, Directions, and Parking page of our website. If you have any questions, email or call (617) 523-2324.

Vilna's Downtown Young Families meets a few times a year to celebrate Shabbat over dinner, music, and arts and crafts. The evenings always feature a tzedakah element, and families with children of all ages from across Greater Boston participate.


Vilna’s Young Families Committee Chairs:
Rebecca Koenigsberg
Liza Schneiderman
Lori Sidman
Rachel Swanson


Vilna’s Young Families Committee:
Abby Fierman and Mike Grossman
Margi Gad and Daniel Bley
Claudia Granville
Ron Hibshoosh
Sarah Maguire
Aliza and Matthew Schneller
Geraldine and Gabe Sunshine
Nicole Zatlyn and Jason Weiner
Ilana Braun and Jed Weiss

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