HOH January Kabbalat Shabbat: The Jews of India

When: Friday, January 18 2019, 6:30 pm
Where: Museum of African American History, 46 Joy Street, Boston (Beacon Hill) [view map]


HOH January Kabbalat Shabbat: The Jews of India Image

Join HOH at the Museum of African American History for a wonderful, lay-led Kabbalat Shabbat service. Lauren Pyes will discuss her trip to India through CJP and Project Inspire and her experiences with the Jewish community there.

The Jewish community of India is small but strong. Mumbai is a bustling city of over 21 million people that was quietly shaped in a significant way by Jewish residents. That is a tradition being carried on today not by prominent families who put their names on buildings, but rather the passionate Jewish citizens of Mumbai and Israel-based aid organizations.

The schedule is as follows:

6:30 PM – Appetizers and Schmoozing
7:00 PM – Shabbat Services
8:15 PM – Featured Speaker
8:45 PM – Shabbat Dinner and Schmoozing

About Lauren Pyes:
Lauren Pyes has lived in Boston since 2008 and enjoys being involved with the Jewish community through several of the many opportunities there are for young professionals, including Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters. She is a graduate of Boston University and Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.

About Project Inspire:
Project Inspire offers young adults from the Greater Boston area the opportunity to witness Israel’s global innovation and grassroots impact up close. From renewable energy to information technology, Israeli know-how and innovations are improving, enriching, and saving lives.

Havurah on the Hill is a gathering of Jews in their 20's and 30's for monthly nondenominational, egalitarian Shabbat services, with featured speakers and other special holiday celebrations.

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 lynne@vilnashul.org.

The Vilna Shul offers free parking with validation for Havurah on the Hill Friday night services. Parking validation is only good for the garage at the Charles River Plaza/Cambridge Street Garage at 165 Cambridge Street. This garage is between the Charles River Plaza Shopping Center (Whole Foods) and AU Bon Pain, and across from the Starbucks, near the intersection of Blosson Street and Cambridge Street. DO NOT ENTER THE WHOLE FOODS LOT - THE VILNA DOES NOT VALIDATE FOR THAT LOT. You will receive a green ticket upon entry. Any other color tickets cannot be validated.

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