Havurah on the Hill: Shabbat in the Park
Friday, August 18
Mix it up with breakfast for dinner at Havurah on the Hill! Join us at the historic Vilna Shul for an fabulous evening featureing none other than bagel giant Rosenfeld's.
Mike Lombardo is the General Manager/Owner of Rosenfeld’s, one of the few “old school” Boston bagel makers, and is our speaker this month. Well known in the Boston Jewish community for it’s delicious bagels, Rosenfeld’s challah and babke are also among the best in the area. Mike will be speaking about his decision to purchase Rosenfeld's, and of course, breakfast (bagels, lox, and all he fixings) will be served for dinner.
Services will start across the street in the Phillips Street Play Area. Celebrate the summer and welcome Shabbat outside. Dinner and drinks will be inside at the Vilna. Inclement weather will move services into the Vilna's sanctuary.
Schedule of Events:
6:30 PM – Wine and Kosher Appetizers
7:00 PM – Shabbat Services
8:15 PM – Guest Speaker, Mike Lombardo from Rosenfeld's Bakery
8:45 PM – Breakfast for dinner!
Click Here to Register.
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 our Speaker:
Mike Lombardo is current owner of Rosenfeld’s Bagels in Newton, Massachusttes. He’s been making bagels the same way for 30 years, the way he was taught as a teenager sweeping the floors. For over 40 years, Rosenfeld’s Bagels has served Boston’s best bagels and been a fixture in the Newton community. He is proud to help keep alive their tradition of making food the old-fashioned way, including boiling their bagels, hand-making every challah loaf in-house and hand-mixing all of their spreads. They do this because they know there is no substitute for taking the time for doing things right. It’s also why Rosenfeld’s are Kosher certified — because the care and attention it takes to do things the right way result in a better-quality product for everyone.
Getting to the Vilna Shul:
Free validated parking is always available for Havurah on the Hill's monthly Shabbat celebrations at the Charles River Garage (165 Cambridge Street, Boston). Please note that this is NOT the above-ground Whole Foods lot, but the parking garage between the Whole Foods lot and the Au Bon Pain. Please bring your green ticket into the Vilna for a validation stamp. The Vilna Shul is also easily accessible by public transportation. Take the MBTA Red Line to Charles/MGH.
About Havurah on the Hill:
Havurah on the Hill 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, one of the last remaining synagogues from the early 20th century wave of Jewish immigration and hosts monthly Kabbalat Shabbat services as well as other special holiday celebrations throughout the year.