High Holiday Adult Services at Vilna Shul

When: Erev Rosh Hashanah October 2; Rosh Hashanah October 3; Kol Nidre October 11; Yom Kippur October 12

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High Holiday Adult Services at Vilna Shul

Join the Vilna for non-denominational, egalitarian, High Holiday services run by Havurah on the Hill. Led by Rabbi Ben Lanckton and Deborah Melkin, services are conducted in Hebrew with English readings, with explanations and teachings throughout the rituals. Services are community-led with a variety of familiar melodies and tunes for both new-comers and seasoned attendees. If you are interested in family services, please click here.

Tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis, and only 300 tickets will be issued per holiday. Please note this is a pre-paid event.

There are two steps to register for High Holidays. Step 1: Use the form below to register. Step 2: Click "Pay Now" to submit payment. Payment in advance is necessary in order to be on the RSVP list.

Additional donations allow us to offer more programs at lower costs. Please contact Director of Development Rosa Kramer Franck at Rosa@vilnashul.org for sponsorship information.


Yom Kippur $72 / Students $54


Registration for Yom Kippur services is now closed. Walk-in's are welcome.


The Vilna and Havurah on the Hill will never turn anyone away for inability to pay. If you would like to attend but finances are of concern, please email Director of Communications and Community Outreach Lynne Krasker Schultz at lynne@vilnashul.org


Tuesday, October 11 - Erev Yom Kippur
6:00 PM Kol Nidre


Wednesday, October 12 - Yom Kippur
9:00am - 2:00pm - Shacharit/Torah/Yizkor/Musaf
4:00pm - 7:00pm - Community study session/Mincha/Neila/Community Shofar Blast. Followed by community break fast generously sponsored by Gary Greenfield and Bobby Sager

About Havurah on the Hill:
Havurah on the Hill at the Vilna Shul is a non-denominational, egalitarian minyan for Jews in their 20s and 30s in the Boston area. HOH meets at the Vilna Shul in Beacon Hill, the last remaining immigrant-era synagogue building in downtown Boston and hosts monthly Kabbalat Shabbat services as well as other special holiday celebrations throughout the year.

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 events@vilnashul.org or call (617) 523-2324.

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