Join the Vilna for nondenominational, egalitarian High Holiday services run by Havurah on the Hill. Led by Rabbi Ben Lanckton and Deborah Melkin, services are conducted in Hebrew with English readings, with explanations and teachings throughout the rituals. Services are community-led with a variety of familiar melodies and tunes for both newcomers and seasoned attendees. If you are interested in family services, please click here.
Thank you to our High Holiday Sponsors: Larry Green, the Greenfield Family, Gail and Marcel Korn, and the Sager Family.
Wednesday, Sep. 20
6:15 p.m.: Erev Rosh Hashanah Services
Thursday, Sep. 21
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Rosh Hashanah services, followed by Taschlich at the Charles River
Friday, Sep. 22
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Rosh Hashanah services
Friday, Sep. 29
5:45 p.m.: Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre
*Doors close at 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sep. 30
9:30 a.m.: Yom Kippur services
2:30 p.m.: Discussion class (in lieu of minchah): “Is G-d All Good, All Powerful, All Knowing, or All Three?”
5:45 p.m.: Yom Kippur Concluding Service, Ne’ilah, followed by community break fast
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Havurah on the Hill:
Havurah on the Hill at the Vilna Shul is a non-denominational, egalitarian minyan for Jews in their 20s and 30s in the Boston area. HOH meets at the Vilna Shul in Beacon Hill, the last remaining immigrant-era synagogue building in downtown Boston and hosts monthly Kabbalat Shabbat services as well as other special holiday celebrations throughout the year.
Vilna Shul offers $5 validated parking after 4 p.m. and on weekends. Parking validation is only good for the underground parking at the Charles River Plaza/Cambridge Street Garage at 165 Cambridge Street. Entrance to the underground garage is between the Charles River Plaza Shopping Center (Whole Foods/CVS) and Au Bon Pain, near the intersection of Blossom St and Cambridge St. Yellow tickets from the surface lot at Whole Foods cannot be validated.
The Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture, is Boston’s only landmark historic Jewish building. Today, it serves as a modern-day cultural center and living museum in downtown Boston.+ More... - Less...
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Friday, September 22, 2017, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday, September 29, 2017, 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
18 Phillips St
Boston, MA 02114
$96.00 Student pricing both holidays
$72.00 One holiday per person
$54.00 Student Pricing single holiday