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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,”…

Vilna Scribe Spring 2014 Newsletter Image

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 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 Shul of Boston recalls era of Jewish immigration Image

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.

“Living Memories” The Jewish Advocate

'Although it’s a bit off the beaten downtown Boston path, if you don’t know where it is, you may walk by or near it all the time and not see it or realize what it is. But now that the exhibit on the Jewish history of Boston has been open…

“Preserving Boston’s Jewish History”, The Jewish Advocate

"Steve Greenberg, executive director of the Vilna Shul Center for Jewish Heritage, speaks about the former Orthodox synagogue turned Jewish museum on Phillips Street in the West End. See story on Page 3."... Jewish_Advocate_Article_Feb_29_2008v3.pdf

The Vilna Shul on Beacon Hill in Boston, MA on YouTube

The Boston Center for Jewish Heritage has succeeded in purchasing and is now restoring the once-abandoned Vilna Shul for use as Boston's historic Jewish museum and as a gathering place for community and cultural events. The city's only surviving…

“A Shared Experience”, The Beacon Hill Times

INC. Magazine

“Private Lives Founding a Spiritual Start-Up”

Jewish Advocate

Steven Greenberg Appointed Vilna Shul Director

“Young Men and Women Find Spiritual Communities on the Hill”, The Beacon Hill Times

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The Jewish Advocate

“Jewish Living - What’s Nu?” by Carol Marlin jewish_living.pdf

The Jewish Advocate

“Partly Religeous & Partly Social”