Have you ever wanted to learn more about what goes on in Boston politics? Maybe understand what a councilman does versus an alderman or representative? Have you wanted to learn about doing more for your neighbors? How about what’s behind the name of our famous Lenny Zakim Bridge? Look no further!
This month at our Kabbalat Shabbat celebration Councilman Josh Zakim will be joining us to talk about his experience as a Boston City Councilor, including what he and his colleagues have done to meet the needs of a growing a city and the importance of getting involved in your local community.
Schedule of Events:
6:30 PM – Wine and Kosher Appetizers
7:00 PM – Shabbat Services
8:15 PM – Guest Speaker, Councilman Josh Zakim
8:45 PM – Kosher Buffet Style Shabbat Dinner (Vegetarian and Vegan Options Available)
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:
Josh Zakim was elected to the Boston City Council in 2013. Josh represents District 8, which includes the neighborhoods of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Kenmore Square, Mission Hill, and the West End. A progressive voice on Boston’s City Council, Josh has proven to be a strong advocate for issues of social and economic justice. He chairs the City Council’s Committee on Housing and Community Development and the Special Committee on Civil Rights. He also authored and helped pass the Boston Trust Act in 2014, which prohibits the Boston Police Department from detaining residents based solely on immigration status. Before running for the Boston City Council, Josh worked as an attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services and then at the Law firm Mintz Levin. Along with his regular duties, Josh continues to be an active Board Member for the Lenny Zakim Fund, an organization founded by his late father and friends that supports innovative, grassroots organizations dedicated to tackling complex social issues.
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.