Events at the Vilna Shul

The Remarkable Jewish Women of Boston: Lecture and Discussion

Sunday, May 13, 2012, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Contact: Steven M. Greenberg, 617-523-2324, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Who was the first mother elected to the Boston school committee?*
Who was a “mistress of disguises” when she repeatedly entered Jordan Marsh to organize the clerks?*
Who was one of the first American nutritionists and linked proper diet with good health?*
Who was known as “The Last of the Red Hot Mamas” and began her career performing in blackface?*
*Learn answers to these questions and more!

Featuring “Breaking Ground: Remarkable Jewish Women in Boston History,” a free multi-media presentation given by librarians Linda Stern and Helaine Davis.

Tour of Vilna Shul and other sites on the North Slope of Beacon Hill to follow.


Co-sponsored by the Vilna Shul and Boston Women’s Heritage Trail
*Note: Charles/MGH is the closest T stop*