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The Vilna Scribe Fall 2015

Our latest newsletter is now available online.

Layers of colorful history revealed at Boston’s ‘comeback shul’ Image

Layers of colorful history revealed at Boston’s ‘comeback shul’

Last week, an article ran in The Times of Israel about the Vilna as a scene for Jewish renewal. You can read Matt Lebovic's article.

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Boston’s Vilna Shul Connects Present With the Past

This past week a piece came out on the Vilna Shul's efforts to bring together the descendants of the original synagogue's founding members courtesy of our friends at the Jewish Daily Forward. Are you a descendant of the Vilna? Well we want to hear from…

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It’s Finally Here! Our Spring Newsletter Now Available

Our latest Scribe Newsletter is now available online for reading, printing, and sharing! Click on the envelope below to download and explore our latest newsletter. If you or your friends and family would like to receive a hard copy of the Scribe in the…

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Our Latest Scribe Newsletter Now Available Online

Click on the link below to explore our latest newsletter.  Inside you can: -Meet our volunteers and staff -Read letters from our leadership and new staff member Rosa Franck -Hear about our Fall kickoff event celebrating Sephardic cultures -See a…

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The Vilna Names First Ever Director of Development

Rosa Kramer Franck has been named Director of Development at the Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture (BCJC). Franck, who will begin her post on July 2nd, brings over 13 years of diverse development experience and exceptional leadership…

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The Vilna Shul Honors Community Leaders

The Vilna Gala: Honoring our Community Leaders On June 19th, the Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture, hosted nearly two hundred guests of all ages at its annual tribute gala.  This year’s event titled "Generations Together,”…

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Vilna Scribe Spring 2014 Newsletter

Click on the link below to explore our latest newsletter. Inside you will find: -Letters from our leadership and staff -A calendar of our upcoming programs for the spring season -Meet our 2014 recipients of the Zvi R. Cohen Leadership and Legacy award…

Vilna Shul’s First Ever Descendants’ Day Featured in Boston Globe Image

Vilna Shul’s First Ever Descendants’ Day Featured in Boston Globe

Vilna Shul welcomes over 100 guests to honor Congregation's founders.

The Vilna SCRIBE Fall 2013 Image

The Vilna SCRIBE Fall 2013

Our latest newsletter is now available online.

The Vilna Shul Names New Executive Director Image

The Vilna Shul Names New Executive Director

July 3, 2013   Barnet Kessel has been named executive director of the The Vilna Shul.  Kessel, who will begin his post on July 22nd, brings over 24 years of business experience and exceptional leadership in the Jewish community. He is currently…

Synagogue Reconstruction by Local Artisans Unveiled at Warsaw Museum Image

Synagogue Reconstruction by Local Artisans Unveiled at Warsaw Museum

Before our current exhibition, Recreating the Tapestry, went on display in 2006, another exhibition shined at the Vilna Shul. Continuity: Traditions of Jewish Art and Architecture explored the world of design within synagogue walls, weaving a thread of…

The Vilna SCRIBE Spring 2013 Image

The Vilna SCRIBE Spring 2013

Contents: A Message From the President of the Board of Directors Before I Go – Thank You for the Blessings Fresh New Programs for Spring and Summer Planned Giving at the Vilna Havurah on the Hill Calendar of Events Vilna Scribe Spring 2013

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The Vilna SCRIBE Fall 2012

Contents: Roots and Wings Executive Director ‘s Message Program Manager’s Update Havurah on the Hill Calendar of Events Vilna Scribe Fall 2012

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The Vilna Shul of Boston recalls era of Jewish immigration

BOSTON– “We are here because the meek shall inherit the earth,” stated Steven Greenberg, the executive director of the Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture, as we sat on the Vilna’s front patio.

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The Vilna SCRIBE Spring 2012

Contents: Restoring Community Announcements Calendar of Events Havurah on the Hill—Aliyahs VilnaScribe Spring 2012

The Vilna SCRIBE Fall 2011 Image

The Vilna SCRIBE Fall 2011

Contents: Can Dreams Come True? Please Help Us Preserve and Perpetuate Our Jewish Identity The Value of What We Do European Art ScholarVisits Vilna Shul - A Tribute to Richard Mintz A Tuesday Shabbat in Gröbzig Brown Bag Lecture Breaking Ground:…

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The Vilna SCRIBE Spring 2011

Contents: Vilna Shul “On the map” To Do and To Learn Beacon Hill Memories The Vilna Property: 1855 to 1919 The Starr Study Series Conversations at the Vilna Havurah on the Hill Sping 2011 issue of the Vilna Scribe

Google vs. Facebook Debated at the Vilna Shul

Published October 22, 2010 on BeaconHill.Patch.com By Travis Lovett Panelists at Beacon Hill’s Vilna Shul debate who will emerge the victor in the social media arena. Place your bets: Its Facebook vs. Google in a war for control over the Web and,…

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The Vilna SCRIBE Fall 2010

Contents: Please Spread the Word We Should All Be Proud Not Painting the Walls Was Our Wedding Mitzvah to the Vilna Shul The Vilna Property with Houses: 1728 to 1855 Looking Forward Converting to Judaism Rabbi Sam Teaching Havurah on the Hill Download…