Events at the Vilna Shul

Havurah on the Hill Monthly Kabbalat Shabbat Featuring Dr. Jeffrey Karp

Havurah on the Hill: Young Adults | Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:30 pm

{titile} image

Havurah on the Hill Monthly Kabbalat Shabbat
Featuring Dr. Jeffrey Karp "Stories from Bioinspiration to Innovation"


Friday, January 20
6:30 PM
$12/person

Registration closes at 2pm; after this time, walk-in's are welcome.

Click here to register.

Join Havurah on the Hill for our monthly Kabbalat Shabbat celebration featuring special guest speaker Dr. Jeff Karp. New faces are always welcome at Havurah on the Hill, so bring your friends.

When developing technologies to solve medical problems, often one encounters significant hurdles, that at times seem insurmountable. Overcoming these hurdles requires new ways of thinking. One approach is to turn to nature for inspiration. Millions and millions of years of research and development at our fingertips, and all we need to do is look outside to the amazing creatures that inhabit our planet. This talk will explore medical technologies being developed that harness lessons from nature for inspiration, from creatures such as geckos, spider webs, jellyfish, porcupine quills, snails, to spiny headed worms. Some of the technologies that will be described are rapidly advancing to the clinic and some are already on the market helping patients.

Schedule of Events:
6:30 PM - Wine and Appetizers
7:00 PM - Shabbat Services
8:15 PM - Guest Speaker Dr. Jeff Karp
8:45 PM - Kosher Buffet Shabbat Dinner
(As always, vegetarian and vegan options will be available.)

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 lynne@vilnashul.org

About Dr. Karp:
Chemical Engineer Dr. Jeff Karp is a world leader in the fields of drug delivery, medical devices, stem cell therapeutics, and tissue adhesives. He is an Associate Professor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He has published >100 peer-reviewed papers (with 11,000 citations) and has given 235 national and international invited lectures and has 65 issued or pending patents. Several technologies developed in his lab have formed the foundation for multiple products on the market and currently under development and for the launch of four companies including Gecko Biomedical, Skintifique, Frequency Therapeutics, and Alivio Therapeutics.

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.