HOH March Kabbalat Shabbat: Behind the Scenes of “Modern Love: The Podcast”

When: Friday, March 15 2019, 6:30 pm
Where: Museum of African American History, 46 Joy Street, Boston (Beacon Hill) [view map]


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Join Havurah on the Hill for lay-led Kabbalat Shabbat services and dinner. This month we are excited to welcome Jessica Alpert, Managing Producer of podcasts at WBUR, as our guest speaker. As a producer, Jessica tells stories for a living. You may have heard her work on such popular podcasts as "Modern Love," "Kind World," and "Last Seen." Join her for a special conversation and go behind the scenes as she discusses the how, the why, and the seriously-you-had-to-direct-him!? when it comes to Modern Love: The Podcast, produced in collaboration with The New York Times.

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 the Speaker
Jessica Alpert is the managing producer for program development at WBUR--Boston's NPR station. In this position, Jessica develops new podcasts and programs while also nurturing and launching WBUR’s newest projects. In addition, she oversees WBUR’s iLab, an experimental unit that works to break new ground in the area of audio storytelling. Jessica manages the team that produces Modern Love: The Podcast, driving all efforts behind the audio production including casting, directing, producing, and sound design. . She also created and launched WBUR’s popular culture podcast with The Washington Post, “Edge of Fame,” as well as “Circle Round,” WBUR’s first foray into children’s programming. In her role she supports all of WBUR’s podcasts including “Endless Thread,” a collaboration with Reddit, “Last Seen,” a collaboration with The Boston Globe, and “Kind World,” a podcast about life-changing acts of kindness.

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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