Join Havurah on the Hill for our monthly Kabbalat Shabbat celebration featuring special guests from the Syrian American Medical Society discussing their work on the ground from first-hand experiences. New faces are always welcome at Havurah on the Hill, so bring your friends.
The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) is a non-profit, non-political, educational and humanitarian organization. Its members are medical professionals, not all of Syrian descent. SAMS operates 106 medical facilities throughout Syria that provide general and specialized medical care for Syrians in need. Programs range from primary care to more specialized treatment in order to provide effective and needs-based healthcare in Syria. SAMS also supports hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. SAMS provides refugees with medical and dental care, winterization support, and psychosocial programs. SAMS operates the largest medical facility in Za’atari Camp in Jordan, and SAMS’s members lead frequent medical missions to volunteer their skills for refugees. In 2015, SAMS treated over 2.6 million Syrians, and has surpassed 3 million individuals treated this year.
Schedule of Events:
6:30 pm: Wine and Appetizers
7:00 pm: Shabbat Services
8:15 pm: Guest Speakers from the Syranian American Medical Society
8:45 pm: Kosher Buffet Shabbat Dinner
(As always, vegetarian and vegan options will be available.)
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.
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 Street, 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.
* Registration closes on March 17th at 12:00 pm
18 Phillips St
Boston, MA 02114