11:00am- 12:30pm (Guests are welcome to stay afterward.)
Come celebrate the women who changed the face of Boston!
This year we will honor the women who brought life to the Yiddish theater and Entertainment in Boston in the early 1900s, including some of the most famous names in Jewish entertainment, Sophie Tucker and Molly Picon. Join us for a kosher dairy brunch and a spectacular presentation by librarians Helaine Davis and Linda Stern in our historic sanctuary. Crafts and music will ensure that all the children in the family have something fun to do while you enjoy the presentation. Inspiring, funny, and innovative, it's the perfect way to spend the afternoon with the remarkable women in your life!
Guests are welcome to stay after the program for a free tour of the Vilna Shul and learn about our building's own remarkable history.
RSVPs are sincerely appreciated.
About our speakers:
Helaine Davis is the third generation of her family to live in Greater Boston. With a professional library background that includes work in art and other special collections in public, academic and museum settings, she currently works as a consultant librarian, assisting individuals with their research in genealogy, American history, rare books, decorative and fine arts.
Linda Stern, originally from Rochester, NY, has lived in Greater Boston for most of her adult life. She has worked in educational settings from pre-school through community college as both teacher and librarian. Linda has developed curricula for several special projects and worked extensively with primary sources related to the abolitionist, suffrage and transcendentalist movements.
The Vilna Shul is a 5 minute walk from the Charles/MGH stop on the Red Line and parking is available nearby for $5 with validation at the front desk. You must have a green ticket to validate. See our directions page for details. For questions and concerns please email Jessica@vilnashul.org or call (617) 523-2324. We make every effort to ensure that our programs are open and accessible to people of all backgrounds, but please be advised that at this time we are not fully accessible to persons with disabilities due to the ongoing restoration of our building. If you are concerned about access to the building, please let Jessica know.