Film/Director Q&A:Etched in Glass: Legacy of Steve Ross

May 10, 2016 Boston Free
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Vilna Shul is honored to host the premier and raw cut of Etched in Glass: The Legacy of Steve Ross, followed by a Q&A with Director Roger Lyons.

Etched In Glass: The Legacy of Steve Ross is a uniquely American story about a Jewish child who survived the horrors of the Holocaust and grew to become a man who left an enduring imprint on the city of Boston…and America. It’s the story of Steve Ross, who spent five horrific years of his childhood in ten concentration camps. He arose from the horror of those years and dedicated his new life to serving his adopted country—and searching for the American soldier who helped free him from “the gates of hell”. Etched In Glass explores Steve Ross’s miraculous survival and his emigration to the United States where he settled in the Boston area. He worked his way through college to earn three degrees, and became an effective advocate for at-risk kids. The film follows his transformation from a timid orphan to a gutsy street worker to a licensed psychologist—who repeatedly saved lives by getting kids off the streets, away from crime and into the classroom. Steve Ross did this by telling his own story in vivid detail. Ross tells his story to inner-city children while wearing the uniform of an imprisoned Jew. He holds a small American flag given to him by the American soldier who helped rescue him from the death camps at the end of World War II.

Advanced registration appreciated here.

The Vilna Shul is the last immigrant era synagogue building that exists in downtown Boston. Located in historic Beacon Hill, the Vilna currently operates as a cultural center celebrating Jewish culture and its intersection with other cultures.


The closest T subway stop is Charles/MGH. Validated parking for $5 per car is available nearby and ONLY for the underground parking at the Charles River Plaza/Cambridge Street Garage at 165 Cambridge Street nearby. Please be advised that drivers must validate their GREEN parking ticket at the Vilna Shul for validated parking. This is not the above-ground Whole Foods lot.

For detailed directions to the Vilna, please click the following link to our Hours, Directions, and Parking page of our website. If you have any questions, email or call (617) 523-2324.


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Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
* Registration closes on May 10th at 10:00 am
The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
18 Phillips St
Boston, MA 02114

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