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The Vilna Shul is proud to present a special evening with Boston's beloved author, Anita Diamant.
This is a unique opportunity to hear Anita speak about her latest best-selling novel, The Boston Girl, which chronicles the life of Addie Baum, born in 1915 to Jewish immigrants in the North End of Boston. Diamant, an internationally known author, will be joined in conversation with Brandeis Professor Ellen Smith, an expert in Boston Jewish history and co-author of The Jews of Boston. What better place to experience the story of The Boston Girl than at the Vilna Shul, built in 1919 in the West End? Please join us and immerse yourself in this important and fascinating era in Boston Jewish history.
Anita is the bestselling author of the New York Times bestseller The Red Tent as well as Good Harbor, The Last Days of Dogtown, and Day After Night, and the collection of essays, Pitching My Tent. Her writing has appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine and Parenting. She has also written several guides on navigating modern Jewish life.
This event is open to everyone, but RSVPs are required. Please use the form to the right of this screen to make your reservation.
Public Transit and Walking Directions:
The Vilna Shul is easily accessible by public transportation (MBTA and commuter rail). We are just a 4 minute walk from the MBTA Red Line Charles/MGH stop, 7 minute walk from Blue Line Bowdoin stop, 10 minute walk from Red/Green Line Park Street stop (very uphill), and a 14 minute walk from the Commuter Rail/Green/Orange Line North Station. We highly encourage using public transportation when visiting the Vilna Shul. Please visit mbta.com for details.
After exiting the Charles/MGH MBTA Red Line station, turn left, cross Cambridge Street (to the CVS), turn left, and walk east down Cambridge Street under the elevated subway. Proceed east on Cambridge Street past Lindall Place, an alley, and Grove Street to Anderson Street. Turn right on Anderson Street and walk one block up Anderson Street to Phillips Street. Turn left/east onto Phillips Street. The Vilna Shul is 1/2 block down Phillips Street on the right/uphill side of Phillips Street.
Parking validation is only good for inside the underground parking at the Charles River Plaza Parking Garage, 165 Cambridge Street. 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 St and Cambridge St. Tickets from the the surface lot at Whole Foods will not be validated. Validated parking is $5 per car. Please see our directions page for more details.
You must validate your green ticket at the Vilna Shul for validated parking and take it to an employee in the parking booth at the garage before you get in your car to leave the lot.
If you have any questions, email Jessica Antoline at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617) 523-2324.