Rosh Hashanah Adult Services 2019/5780

Top Pick Next Event: September 29, 2019 Boston $54.00 - $118.00
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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 newcomers and seasoned attendees.

Thank you to our Adult High Holiday sponsors: the Greenfield Family and the Sager Family.

Sunday, Sept. 29

6 p.m.: Erev Rosh Hashanah services

Monday, Sept. 30

9 a.m.: Rosh Hashanah services
10:30 a.m.: Torah reading
11:15 a.m.: Sermon by Lou Cove
1 p.m.: Services conclude

Lou Cove is an author, speaker and fundraising guru. He has devoted his career to the intersection of creativity and capacity-building, helping launch and grow countless creative ventures (including his own memoir, “Man of the Year”). He is the former vice president of the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst and former executive director of Reboot, a network of leading young Jewish creatives devoted to “rebooting” modern Jewish culture: digital entrepreneurs at Google and YouTube; creators of TV shows and films like “Lost,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Transparent,” “Anchorman” and “Star Trek;” and journalists from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Wired.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

12 p.m.: Meet at the arch at 70 Rowes Wharf
1 p.m.: Tashlich

Tashlich and Minchah are outside. Please dress accordingly. In case of inclement weather, Tashlich will not occur and Minchah will be inside at the Vilna at 18 Phillips St. in Beacon Hill. Please check the Vilna website on the morning of Oct. 1 for a location/weather update.

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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Sunday, September 29, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Monday, September 30, 2019, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
18 Phillips St
Boston, MA 02114
$118.00 Both High Holidays
$72.00 Per Person
$54.00 Per Student

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