Vilna High Holidays sponsored by Havurah on the Hill: Rosh Hashanah 2016/5777

October 2, 2016 Boston $54.00 - $118.00

High Holiday Adult Services at Vilna Shul

Join the Vilna for non-denominational, 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 new-comers and seasoned attendees. If you are interested in family services, please click here.

Tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis, and only 300 tickets will be issued per holiday. Please note this is a pre-paid event.

Registration is now open. Registration is required. Click here to register. 

There are two steps to register for High Holidays. Step 1: Use the form below to register. Step 2: Click “Pay Now” to submit payment. Payment in advance is necessary in order to be on the RSVP list.

Rosh Hashanah $72 / Students $54

Yom Kippur $72 / Students $54

Both Holidays $118 / Students $96

Additional donations allow us to offer more programs at lower costs. Please contact Director of Development Rosa Kramer Franck at for sponsorship information.

Sunday, October 2 – Erev Rosh Hashanah
6:30 PM – Mincha/Maariv

Monday, October 3 – Rosh Hashanah Day 1
9:00 AM – 1:30 PM – Kiddush following services. Tashlich to follow (weather permitting).

Tuesday, October 4 – Rosh Hashanah Day 2
9:00 AM – 1:30 PM – Shacharit/Torah/Musaf

Tuesday, October 11 – Erev Yom Kippur
6:00 PM Kol Nidre

Wednesday, October 12 – Yom Kippur
9:00am – 2:00pm – Shacharit/Torah/Yizkor/Musaf
4:30pm – 7:00pm – Community study session/Mincha/Neila/Community Shofar Blast

Validated $5 parking is available after 4pm and on weekends. Parking validation is only good for the underground parking at the Charles River Plaza/ Cambridge Street Garage at 165 Cambridge Street. You will receive a green ticket upon entering. 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 and Cambridge St. Please note that this is not the above-ground lot at Whole Foods.

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

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 

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Fact Sheet
From Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Until Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 1:30 pm
The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
18 Phillips St
Boston, MA 02114
$72.00 Rosh Hashanah Only
$54.00 Student - Rosh Hashanah Only
$118.00 Both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
$96.00 Student - Both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

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