Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture

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The Vilna Shul is the last immigrant era synagogue building that exists in downtown Boston. Located in historic Beacon Hill, the Vilna currently operates as a cultural center celebrating Jewish culture and its intersection with other cultures.

Shabbat Shalom from all of us to all of you.
05/17/2019

Shabbat Shalom from all of us to all of you.

Shabbat Shalom from all of us to all of you
05/17/2019

Shabbat Shalom from all of us to all of you

So when does Shabbat actually start? Candle lighting: 7:43 pm on Friday, May 17, 2019.
05/17/2019

So when does Shabbat actually start? Candle lighting: 7:43 pm on Friday, May 17, 2019.

Making sure that all is going according to plan!
05/16/2019

Making sure that all is going according to plan!

As we celebrate our centennial year, we are proud to announce that we are creating a time capsule to be opened in 100 ye...
05/15/2019

As we celebrate our centennial year, we are proud to announce that we are creating a time capsule to be opened in 100 years! Be a part of this exciting project and enter our time capsule art contest!

Calling all poets, authors, composers, and artists - tell us what the Vilna means to you in your preferred medium. Submit your art on acid-free, archival paper and mail it to Time Capsule, c/o Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture, 18 Phillips Street, Boston MA 02114 by September 1, 2019. Winning entries will be presented at our Grand Re-Opening and buried in the capsule.

Down and down we dig.
05/15/2019

Down and down we dig.

Israeli Cuisine has finally arrived in Chicago. Galit is one of the most anticipated restaurant openings of 2019, not ju...
05/14/2019
Israeli Cuisine Has Finally Arrived in Chicago | The Nosher

Israeli Cuisine has finally arrived in Chicago. Galit is one of the most anticipated restaurant openings of 2019, not just in Chicago, but nationwide and is all about traditional Israeli fare. http://bit.ly/2PLUgJA

After stints working for such acclaimed culinary stars as Alon Shaya and Michael Solomonov, 2017 James Beard Rising Star Chef ...

Just beyond the dumpster you can see our new ramp starting to take shape.
05/14/2019

Just beyond the dumpster you can see our new ramp starting to take shape.

The "Best Bagels" in unexpected places around the United States. From North Dakota to Tenessee, there are some seriously...
05/13/2019

The "Best Bagels" in unexpected places around the United States. From North Dakota to Tenessee, there are some seriously legit bagels. http://bit.ly/2ZTiCGb

Mark your calendars and plan ahead!Thursday, May 16th: Seniors ConnectFriday, May 17th: HOH Kabbalat Shabbat Tuesday, Ma...
05/13/2019

Mark your calendars and plan ahead!
Thursday, May 16th: Seniors Connect
Friday, May 17th: HOH Kabbalat Shabbat
Tuesday, May 21st: Happy Hour on the Hill
For these and all our events go to https://vilnashul.org/events

Trucks of all sizes coming and going from the Vilna!
05/13/2019

Trucks of all sizes coming and going from the Vilna!

Shabbat Shalom from all of us to all of you
05/10/2019

Shabbat Shalom from all of us to all of you

So when does Shabbat actually start? Candle lighting: 7:35 pm on Friday, May 10, 2019.
05/10/2019

So when does Shabbat actually start? Candle lighting: 7:35 pm on Friday, May 10, 2019.

We need your help naming an upcoming event!Hillel Council of New England and Vilna Shul are partnering to bring you a Ch...
05/10/2019

We need your help naming an upcoming event!
Hillel Council of New England and Vilna Shul are partnering to bring you a Chanukah-themed Jewish a cappella concert. 6 bands, one cash prize. What would you call the event? Free tickets to whomever gives us the winning name!

We did not think it was possible but Philips Street has gotten more narrow with all the trucks and dumpsters needed for ...
05/09/2019

We did not think it was possible but Philips Street has gotten more narrow with all the trucks and dumpsters needed for our project!

05/08/2019
Film Screening & Conversation: The Good Nazi | Events at the Vilna Shul

Is there such a thing as a good Nazi? Join us and Boston Jewish Film to explore this notion and screen the documentary “The Good Nazi”. Film producers Michael Good and Richard Freund will be joining us for a post-film conversation. https://vilnashul.org/events/event/film-screening-the-good-nazi

The Vilna Shul Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture reserves the right to refuse/cancel registrations. All ticket purchases are final and nonrefundable.

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Dr. James O'Connell event for tonight has been cancelled. For questions or concerns ...
05/08/2019

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Dr. James O'Connell event for tonight has been cancelled. For questions or concerns please contact [email protected]

The Vilna would like to welcome and congratulate all our new incoming board members. Brenda Bancel, Amy McKeag, Howard C...
05/08/2019

The Vilna would like to welcome and congratulate all our new incoming board members.
Brenda Bancel, Amy McKeag, Howard Cooper, Daniel Kurtzberg, Brian Lester
Read more about them. https://vilnashul.org/about/board

Check out the pictures from last Monday's event featuring "The Simpson's" writer Mike Reiss at Boston's newest event spa...
05/08/2019

Check out the pictures from last Monday's event featuring "The Simpson's" writer Mike Reiss at Boston's newest event space WBUR CitySpace. Special thanks to Boston Jewish Film and Contemporary Jewish Art for this amazing partnership.

Photos from the Mike Reiss: Secrets from The Simpsons event on 4/29.

Presented in Partnership with Jewish Arts Collaborative and The Vilna Shul.

Photos by Carolyn Brown.

Supports are temporary as we dig and dig in the Vilna as the construction continues.
05/08/2019

Supports are temporary as we dig and dig in the Vilna as the construction continues.

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Dr. James O'Connell event on May 8 has been cancelled. For questions or concerns ple...
05/07/2019

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Dr. James O'Connell event on May 8 has been cancelled. For questions or concerns please contact [email protected]

Dirt, dirt everywhere!
05/07/2019

Dirt, dirt everywhere!

Is there such a thing as a good Nazi? Join us and @Boston Jewish Film to explore this notion and screen the documentary ...
05/06/2019
Film Screening & Conversation: The Good Nazi | Events at the Vilna Shul

Is there such a thing as a good Nazi? Join us and @Boston Jewish Film to explore this notion and screen the documentary “The Good Nazi”. Film producers Michael Good and Richard Freund will be joining us for a post-film conversation. https://vilnashul.org/events/event/film-screening-the-good-nazi

The Vilna Shul Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture reserves the right to refuse/cancel registrations. All ticket purchases are final and nonrefundable.

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Dr. James O'Connell event on May 8 has been cancelled. For questions or concerns ple...
05/06/2019

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Dr. James O'Connell event on May 8 has been cancelled. For questions or concerns please contact [email protected]

Shabbat Shalom from all of us to all of you
05/03/2019

Shabbat Shalom from all of us to all of you

So when does Shabbat actually start? Candle lighting: 7:28 pm on Friday, May 3, 2019.
05/03/2019

So when does Shabbat actually start? Candle lighting: 7:28 pm on Friday, May 3, 2019.

Looking for something to do Sunday? The Vilna is sponsoring two great walking tours. Join us at 10am for a private tour ...
05/03/2019
The Vilna Shul | A Place for Everyone to Connect with Jewish Culture

Looking for something to do Sunday? The Vilna is sponsoring two great walking tours. Join us at 10am for a private tour of the Arnold Arboretum and at 4pm for a tour of Jewish Boston. www.vilnashul.org.

The Vilna Shul is the last immigrant-era synagogue building that exists in downtown Boston. Located in historic Beacon Hill, the Vilna currently operates as a cultural center celebrating Jewish culture and its intersection with other cultures.

Need something new for Shabbat dinner? Caramelized Onion Beef Fry Tart http://bit.ly/2KQHdI8
05/02/2019

Need something new for Shabbat dinner? Caramelized Onion Beef Fry Tart http://bit.ly/2KQHdI8

PSA: Trader Joe’s Is Now Selling Shakshuka!
05/02/2019

PSA: Trader Joe’s Is Now Selling Shakshuka!

After 30 years helping the homeless, Dr. James O'Connell is still making an impact. Hear him speak on May 8 when the Vil...
05/02/2019
The Boston Globe

After 30 years helping the homeless, Dr. James O'Connell is still making an impact. Hear him speak on May 8 when the Vilna partners with Fenway Community Center in our next Lifesavers Speaker Series.
https://www.bostonglobe.com/…/tORA0VXxvk4SZbYaWe…/story.html

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Vilnius court to decide the fate of the old Jewish cemetery. Lithuanian sports center expansion may cover remains of the...
05/01/2019

Vilnius court to decide the fate of the old Jewish cemetery. Lithuanian sports center expansion may cover remains of the historic Jewish cemetery. http://bit.ly/2UuKDQz

"Is Seltzer Jewish?" And 99 Other Argument-Starters. A new book offers an irreverent list of the “most Jewish” foods...
04/30/2019

"Is Seltzer Jewish?" And 99 Other Argument-Starters. A new book offers an irreverent list of the “most Jewish” foods to savor. https://nyti.ms/2GyqVzx

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