Kevah Adult Learning Group

When: 1-12-2016, 1-26-2016, 2-9-2016, 2-16-2016, 3-1-2016, 3-22-2016

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Kevah Adult Learning Group

Join the Vilna Shul for a series of discussion and learning that focus on understanding the origins and contours of Eastern European Jewish life and their impact on American Jewry. Kevah means a “set practice” and is the word used in rabbinic literature (Pirkei Avot 1:15) to describe how Torah study should be integrated into the life of each and every Jew, regardless of age, Jewish background, or sexual orientation and become a part of their everyday rhythms.

This adult learning group is being taught by Dr. David Ariel at the Vilna Shul on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM. The conversation topics are below. Each course class will have some reading to contextualize the topic.

January 12, 2016: The Polish-Lithuanian Kehillah
January 26, 2016: The Sage of Vilna
February 9, 2016: The Rise of Hasidism
February 16, 2016: The Russian-Jewish Enlightenment
March 1, 2016: The Rise of Yiddish Literature
March 22, 2016: Antisemitism, Pogroms, and Emigration


Although the course is meant to be a unified experience, each session is "free standing" so missing one or two is OK..

$192 for course (6 sessions).
For more information, or to register, please email

Please do not let cost exclude you from this learning opportunity. More information on price structure and scholarships is available here: Membership Cost FAQs.


Public Transit, Driving, and Walking Directions:

The closest T subway stop is Charles/MGH. Validated parking is also available for $5 per car is available nearby and ONLY for the underground parking at the Charles River Plaza/ Cambridge Street Garage at 165 Cambridge Street nearby. Please be advised that drivers must validate their green parking ticket at the Vilna Shul for validated parking.

For detailed directions to the Vilna, please click the following link to our Hours, Directions, and Parking page of our website. If you have any questions, email or call (617) 523-2324.

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