Havurah on the Hill Friday Night Young Adult Kabbalat Shabbat Services featuring Josh Kraft

When: Friday, September 16 2016, 6:30 pm

Havurah on the Hill Friday Night Young Adult Kabbalat Shabbat Services featuring Josh Kraft Image

Havurah on the Hill Friday Night Young Adult Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Featuring Josh Kraft President/CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston and President of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation

Friday, September 16

6:30 PM

$10 suggested donation.

Registration is now closed. WALK-IN'S WELCOME.



Havurah on the Hill is the young adult initiative of the Vilna and hosts a monthly non-denominational, egalitarian minyan and special holiday celebrations for Jews in their 20s and 30s in the Boston area. Festivities begin with an informal pre-nosh with wine and veggies. We then move up to the sanctuary for an egalitarian Shabbat service led by members of our community, followed by a discussion with our guest speaker, before finally heading back downstairs for a relaxed, inviting kosher buffet dinner. New faces are always welcome at Havurah on the Hill, so bring your friends.

Schedule of Events:
6:30 PM Wine and Appetizers
7:00 PM Shabbat Services
8:15 PM Featured Speaker
8:45 PM Kosher Buffet Shabbat Dinner
(vegetarian and gluten free options available)

$10 Suggested Donation.

Registration is now closed. Walk-in's welcome. Cash, credit and check accepted for donations.


Free validated parking is always available for Havurah on the Hill's monthly Shabbat celebrations at the Charles River Garage (165 Cambridge Street, Boston). Please note that this is NOT the above-ground Whole Foods lot, but the parking garage bewteen the Whole Foods lot and the Au Bon Pain. Please bring your green ticket into the Vilna for a validation stamp. The Vilna Shul is also easily accessible by public transportation. Take the MBTA Red Line to Charles/MGH. For driving, walking and public transport directions, please visit the Hours, Directions and Parking section of the website.


About Josh Kraft:
Josh Kraft serves as the President of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, where he oversees all aspects of the Foundation’s community outreach programs and fundraising efforts. Through his leadership, the Foundation has expanded its reach and impact in the New England community. In 2015, the Foundation made donations to more than 1,500 nonprofit organizations and coordinated more than 400 appearances by current and former Patriots players across New England.

Upon graduation from Williams College, Josh earned a Master’s degree in education and social policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has been involved with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston for more than 25 years and currently serves as the Nicholas President and CEO. Prior to accepting that role, he was the Founding Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston’s Gerald and Darlene Jordan Club in Chelsea. Before the state-of-the-art facility could be built, Josh led the after-school program from the basement of a public housing development for 15 years.

Josh serves on the boards of Beaver Country Day School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation.  He is also an Overseer for the Museum of Science and Lasell College.

About Havurah on the Hill:
Havurah on the Hill 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.

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