Vilna Shul Annouces Director of Communications and Community Outreach

November 1, 2015 (Boston, MA) - Lynne Krasker Schultz has been named Director of Communications and Community Outreach at The Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture. Krasker Schultz brings over 10 years of marketing and programming experience after having founded the young adult initiative, New Center NOW! (formerly Prism), at the New Center for Arts and Culture. Most recently, Krasker Schultz has created and run North Shore Jewish Families, a Peabody based joint initiative of Temple Ner Tamid and Temple Beth Shalom aimed at providing free or low cost programs for Jewish families with children ages 0-6. 

“The Vilna is one of the oldest Jewish landmarks in the city of Boston. I am excited to contribute to programming that welcomes everyone to celebrate the diverse culture of The Vilna and Boston, and makes it a destination for cultural programming in the city,” says Krasker Schultz. 

The Vilna recently restored the front plaza facing Phillips Street. Additional plans to renovate the building and make it universally accessible further the ultimate goal of placing The Vilna as the center for Jewish cultural life in downtown Boston. Along with other senior staff and the Board of Directors, Krasker Schultz will have a primary role in envisioning and executing the strategy to achieve this goal.

Executive Director Barnet Kessel “welcomes Lynne and looks forward to her leadership in continuing to transform The Vilna Shul into a destination for the community of Boston and beyond.” Board President Deborah Feinstein adds, “The Vilna is a special place full of history and culture that serves children through senior citizens. People of all different ages, cultures, and affiliations come through our doors from all over the world to learn something and make a connection. We are excited to further those connections through innovative programming and community building.” 

Krasker Schultz lives on the North Shore with her husband, Eugene, and two children, Emory and Savannah. 
For more information, please contact Barnet Kessel at 617-523-2324 or

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