Events at the Vilna

Upcoming

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New Parents’ Group

Every Wednesday, 9:30 - 11:00 AM

The group will not be meeting on Wednesday, December 20 and 27. Facilitated by a trained and licensed social worker, this group is designed for parents to support each other and learn from peers. Parents with children under the age of 1 are welcome to…

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Six Modern Jewish Thinkers with Dr. David Ariel

January 23, 30; February 6, 13; snow date February 27 from 7:30 - 9:00 PM

Join the Vilna and Dr. David Ariel to explore six figures who have decisively shaped the course of modern Jewish culture.

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Polish Jewry Today

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 7:00 pm

A panel of experts moderated by Poland’s Honorary Consul General Marek Lesniewski-Laas will discuss the revived interest in the history of Jews in Poland and the resurgence of Jewish culture in Poland today.

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Sunday Shul

February 4; March 4; April 8; May 6; June 3 from 10:00 -11:30 AM

This interactive, fun class is designed to introduce children to Jewish holidays and concepts.

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Downtown Social Club: Conservation, Conversation and Bagels

Sunday, February 4, 2018, 11:30 am

Join the Downtown Social Club for mimosas, bagels, and great conversation! Vilna Executive Director will announce the plans for restoration and renovation.

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Docent Training Spring 2018

February 4; February 27; April 8

Join the Vilna volunteer corps and become a docent! Give guided tours of the Vilna to tourists, school groups, and locals!

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Lunch & Learn: Jewish Ethics in a Modern World with Layah Lipsker

First Tuesday of Most Months: February 6, March 6, May 8, June 5 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM

This series will look at Jewish law and tradition in the area of personal ethics, including end-of-life issues, fertility, homosexuality, abortion, and business ethics.

Young Professionals @ the Vilna: Kick-Off Social Image

Young Professionals @ the Vilna: Kick-Off Social

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6:30 pm

Join the Vilna for drinks and appetizers as we launches a new Young Professionals group designed to create unique experiences to meet new friends, spark conversation, and learn with peers within a Jewish context.

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Rock On Shabbat

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 5:30 pm

Join the Vilna community with this family music program, featuring dinner, arts and crafts, and a jam session with a member of Josh and the Jamtones!

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Seniors Connect: Movie Screening

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 10:00 am

Join the Vilna over coffee and babka to screen the intriguing historical film, The New Woman: Annie “Londonderry” Kopchovsky.

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Sunday Shul

March 4; April 8; May 6 from 10:00 -11:30 AM

This interactive, fun class is designed to introduce children to Jewish holidays and concepts.

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Second Annual Voices of Freedom Concert

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 4:00 pm

This extraordinary multicultural event features three choirs: the Zamir Chorale of Boston, America’s foremost Jewish choral ensemble; VOICES 21C, a diverse choir dedicated to positive interactions, social justice, and global understanding; and the Boston…

Israel: Current Events and Contemporary Debates With Chen Arad Image

Israel: Current Events and Contemporary Debates With Chen Arad

March 7, 14, 21, 28: April 11, 18; snow date April 25 from 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Delve into some of the most pressing issues within Israel today with Chen Arad of the Boston Israeli American Council.

Downtown Social Club: History Bites: Jewish Food Today and at the Turn of the Century Image

Downtown Social Club: History Bites: Jewish Food Today and at the Turn of the Century

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 6:30 pm

Join the Downtown Social Club at Mamelah’s restaurant for a special menu, created just for the Vilna, that features the traditional food Jewish immigrants ate in 1900 with a twentieth century spin.

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Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 7:30 pm

Ever wonder how the most beloved children’s story of all time, Curious George, came to be?

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Seniors Connect: Strengthen Yourself

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 10:00 am

Join the Vilna over coffee and babka to learn exercises and techniques to strengthen yourself to prevent common injuries.

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Sunday Shul

April 8; May 6; June 3 from 10:00 -11:30 AM

This interactive, fun class is designed to introduce children to Jewish holidays and concepts.

Annual Tribute Event: Building Community Image

Annual Tribute Event: Building Community

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 5:30 pm

The Vilna's Annual Tribute Benefits honors Marilyn Okonow and Karen and Gilbert Winn. Join us for an evening of food and fun featuring a live auction to support the Vilna Shul.

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Seniors Connect: Eating for Energy

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 10:00 am

Join the Vilna over coffee and babka to learn how to best nourish your body.

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Downtown Social Club: Cocktails and Conversation

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:30 pm

Join the Downtown Social Club for a fun, interactive evening with new friends over great conversation, appetizers, and drinks.

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Sunday Shul

May 6; June 3 from 10:00 - 11:30 AM

.This interactive, fun class is designed to introduce children to Jewish holidays and concepts

The Vilna Traditions with Dr. David Ariel Image

The Vilna Traditions with Dr. David Ariel

May 8, 15, 22, 29 and June 5, 12; rain date June 19 from 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Join Dr. David Ariel and the Vilna's adult learning series to explore Vilna, the “Jerusalem of Lithuania,” and how it was the most influential center of modern Jewish life in Eastern Europe before the Holocaust.

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Seniors Connect: Accessibility and the Future of the Vilna

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 10:00 am

Join the Vilna over coffee and babka to explore how accessibility has changed in the past 25 years.

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Sunday Shul

Sunday, June 3, 2018, 10:00 am

.This interactive, fun class is designed to introduce children to Jewish holidays and concepts

Downtown Social Club: Spring Social Image

Downtown Social Club: Spring Social

Sunday, June 3, 2018, 5:00 pm

Join the Downtown Social Club for a fun, interactive evening with new friends over great conversation, appetizers, and drinks.

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Cemeteries are for the Living

Sunday, June 10, 2018, 10:00 am

Join the Vilna Shul and JCAM (Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts) for a historic walking tour of the first Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts, Temple Ohabei Shalom in East Boston (1844).

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Mission to Vilnius,  Kaunas, Warsaw, and Krakow

June 17 – 26, 2018

Join the Vilna Shul’s community and culture trip to Vilnius, Kaunas, Warsaw, and Krakow!