Following on the huge success of vilna shul’s April program with historian and chair of the Touro Synagogue Foundation, Keith Stokes, The Vilna Shul will visit the oldest surviving synagogue building in the United States, located in Newport, RI. Keith is also a direct descendant of the Touro founders and will offer some great insight into the history of the synagogue and area.
Join us for a private tour of the Touro Synagogue and historic cemetery. Keith will accompany the tour guide and provide additional details regarding the synagogue and then lead us on a private tour of the cemetery, which is rarely opened to the public.
THIS EVENT IS NOT AT THE VILNA SHUL BUT AT TOURO SYNAGOGUE IN NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND.
The trip is $30, which includes bus transportation, boxed lunch, and the tour. If you would like provide your own transportation and meet us in Newport, the tour will be $10; please note that this does not include lunch.
If taking the bus, please specify in the notes which location you will depart (Boston at 222 Cambridge Street or Riverside MBTA in Newton) and your preferred lunch option (veggie, tuna or turkey). All lunches are kosher and include soda, the sandwich, chips and dessert.
ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE MADE BY MONDAY, MAY 16.
Please register here.
The schedule will be as follows:
11:30 AM – Bus departs the Starbucks located at 222 Cambridge Street (across from Charles River Parking Garage in which we validate)
12:30 PM – Bus picks up at Riverside MBTA in Newton
2:00 PM – Tour of Touro Synagogue and Cemetery
3:30 PM – Depart Touro Synagogue and Cemetery
5:00 PM – Drop off at Riverside MBTA
5:45 PM – Drop off at 222 Cambridge Street, Boston
The closest T subway stop is Charles/MGH. Validated parking for $5 per car is available nearby and ONLY for the underground parking at the Charles River Plaza/Cambridge Street Garage at 165 Cambridge Street nearby. Please be advised that drivers must validate their GREEN parking ticket at the Vilna Shul for validated parking. This is not the above-ground Whole Foods lot.
The Vilna Shul is the last immigrant era synagogue building that exists in downtown Boston. Located in historic Beacon Hill, the Vilna currently operates as a cultural center celebrating Jewish culture and its intersection with other cultures.
If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617) 523-2324.+ More... - Less...
* Registration closes on May 16th at 5:00 pm
85 Touro St
Newport, RI 02840
$10.00 tour only