Housing for the homeless, particularly in during the cold winter months, is an issue of great concern in Boston, just as it is in the United States and elsewhere around the world. Join us this February at the Vilna Shul as we welcome members of the Faces of Homelessness Speakers’ Bureau and the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA) to share their personal experiences with poverty and homelessness in Greater Boston. Learn more about the work of the MHSA and how you can lend a hand as well to ensure everyone has their basic needs met.
What is the Faces of Homelessness Movement?
Everyone deserves a home – and everyone has a story. Since 2010, MHSA has partnered with the National Coalition for the Homeless and AmeriCorps VISTA to create the Massachusetts Faces of Homelessness Speakers’ Bureau. The Speakers’ Bureau is comprised of homeless and formerly homeless individuals who share their experiences with schools, congregations and other community groups across Massachusetts. These presentations break down stereotypes and engage communities in efforts to end homelessness.
New faces are always welcome at Havurah on the Hill- be sure to bring your friends!
The schedule for the evening is as follows:
6:30 PM Wine and Appetizers
7:00 PM Shabbat Services
8:15 PM Talk and Discussion led by our Special Guests
(followed by a casual kosher Shabbat dinner & general schmoozing)
TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION: head to the event page on the Vilna website (http://www.vilnashul.org/events/event/kabbalat_shabbat_mass_housing_and_shelter) and sign up using the form on the right side of the page. A $10 suggested donation is requested per attendee.
FREE VALIDATED PARKING is available for Havurah on the Hill’s monthly Shabbat celebrations. The Vilna Shul is also easily accessible by public transportation. We’re located just minutes from the Charles/MGH stop on the MBTA Red Line. For driving, walking and public transport directions, please visit http://www.vilnashul.org/about/location. You MUST validate your green parking ticket at the Shul and return it to a staff member at the parking garage for validation.+ More... - Less...
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Boston, MA 02114
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