Downtown Young Families Yom Ha’Atzmaut Party at Hill House

When: Sunday, May 7 2017, 5:00 pm

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Downtown Young Families Yom Ha’Atzmaut Party at Hill House
Sunday, May 7, 2017
5:00 - 7:30 PM
$36/family, includes dinner.

Please note that this event is at Hill House, 74 Joy Street, Beacon Hill, not at the Vilna. 

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Join us for a relaxed and delicious kosher-style pizza dinner while meeting other families. Please bring any gym equipment you may have (balls, hula hoops, etc). This open play date will tire your kids out and feature Israeli crafts in recognition of Israel's Independence Day. 

In honor of Israel's birthday, we will be hosting a toy drive for Siblings Connect, which hosts a birthday party every summer for siblings in foster care. Please bring an unwrapped gift for children ages 7-20 (see below for suggestions).

Co-sponsored by The Rashi School and Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture. 


Sibling Connections mission is to support the creation of enduring family relationships and community connections for sisters and brothers experiencing foster care in Massachusetts. Our work is accomplished through innovative programs and practices restoring and strengthening the lives of siblings who have been separated when placed in the foster care system. We currently provide monthly gatherings called Sibling Sundays, weekend retreats, a week-long overnight camp called Camp To Belong MA, and a Youth Leadership Program. At Camp To Belong, we host a camp-wide birthday party to ensure that siblings, despite placement, still have the chance to celebrate important events in their lives, like birthdays, together as siblings. At camp, we invite youth between the ages of 7-20. 

Birthday Gift Recommendations: 
Soft blankets (twin size) 
Stuffed animals 
Pillows (Emojis, etc.. cute ones) 
Ear Buds 
Sporting equipment - basketball, footballs 
Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtic's Gear 
Draw String bags 
Legos - (ages, 9 and older) 
remote controlled cars 
Target Gift Cars 
Scented lotion for girls - PINK, Bath and Body works
Troll toys (any new Disney movie toys - trendy stuff)
Nom Noms

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


This program is supported by CJP. 

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