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.
For children's/family services, please click here.
Thank you to our Adult High Holiday Sponsors: the Greenfield Family, Gail and Marcel Korn, Larry Green, Ellen and Barry Levine, and the Sager Family.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
6:15 PM: Erev Rosh Hashanah Services
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
9:30 AM: Rosh Hashanah services
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
4:30 PM: Meet at the Vilna and walk to the Charles River
5:00 PM: Tashlich (by the Community Boatnig Docks), followed by Minchah
Tashlich and Minchah are outside. Please dress accordingly. In case of inclement weather, Tashlich will not occur and Minchah will be inside at the Vilna at 5:30pm. Please check the Vilna website on Sept 11 for a location/weather update.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
6:15 PM: Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre
Doors Close at 6:30 PM
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
9:30 AM: Yom Kippur services
5:30 PM: Discussion class (in lieu of minchah): The Magical Mystical Meaning of MEM (Forty) in the Jewish Tradition
6:30 PM: Yom Kippur Concluding Service, Ne'i1ah
7:45 PM: Community Break Fast
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.