January Kabbalat Shabbat: Robert Pinsky

Top Pick January 19, 2018 Boston $12.00
Robert Pinksy (Courtesy photo)
Robert Pinksy (Courtesy photo)

This January we welcome Robert Pinsky, former poet laureate of the United States, best-selling author, winner of numerous accolades and professor at Boston University! Join us for joyful Shabbat services, a talk with Robert Pinsky (and maybe even a reading!) and a delicious dinner.

Schedule of events:
6:30 p.m. Wine and appetizers
7:00 p.m. Shabbat services
8:15 p.m. Featured speaker: Robert Pinsky
8:45 p.m. Dinner
(Vegetarian options will be available.)

About our speaker:
Robert Pinsky’s recent book is “At the Foundling Hospital,” nominated for the Nation Book Critics Award in poetry. As poet laureate of the United States (1997-2000), he founded the Favorite Poem Project. His “Art of Poetry” videos are available at bu.edu/artofpoetry.

His best-selling translation “The Inferno of Dante” received the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Harold Morton Landon translation prize. His other awards include the Lenore Marshall Prize, the Korean Manhae Prize, the Italian Premio Capri and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pen American Center. He performs with pianist Laurence Hobgood on “PoemJazz” and “House Hour” from Circumstantial Productions.

About Us:
Havurah on the Hill 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, one of the last remaining synagogues from the early 20th-century wave of Jewish immigration and hosts monthly Kabbalat Shabbat services as well as other special holiday celebrations throughout the year.

Getting to the Vilna Shul:
Free validated parking is always available for Havurah on the Hill’s monthly Shabbat celebrations at the Charles River Garage (165 Cambridge St., Boston). Please note that this is NOT the above-ground Whole Foods lot, but the parking garage between the Whole Foods lot and the Au Bon Pain. Please bring your green ticket into the Vilna for a validation stamp. The Vilna Shul is also easily accessible by public transportation. Take the MBTA Red Line to Charles/MGH.

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 our director of communications and community outreach, Lynne Krasker Schultz, at lynne@vilnashul.org.

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Friday, January 19, 2018, 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
18 Phillips St
Boston, MA 02114
$12.00 per person

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