When we think about old-fashioned bagels in the Greater Boston area, Rosenfeld’s is definitely on top of the list! Havurah on the Hill is offering Breakfast for Dinner for our August Kabbalat Shabbat event. We will be serving bagels, schmear, lox, salads, babke and more!
Mike Lombardo is the general manager/owner of Rosenfeld’s, one of the few “old school” Boston bagel makers, and is our speaker this month. Well known in the Boston Jewish community for its delicious bagels, Rosenfeld’s challah and babke are also among the best in the area. Mike will be speaking about his decision to purchase the business as well as what goes into making their delicious bagels.
Alongside our guest speaker, we will be conducting our services in the Phillips Street Play Area, a lovely park across the street from the Vilna Shul. Let’s enjoy the beautiful summer weather we’ve been having and take full advantage of the outdoors! (Inclement weather will bring services inside.)
Schedule of Events:
6:30 p.m.: Wine and Appetizers
7:00 p.m.: Shabbat Services
8:15 p.m.: Guest Speaker Mike Lombardo
8:45 p.m.: Breakfast for Dinner by Rosenfeld’s (Kosher bagels and fixings, salads, babke)
(Vegan and vegetarian 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 our director of communications and community outreach, Lynne Krasker Schultz, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Speaker:
Mike Lombardo is current owner of Rosenfeld’s Bagels in Newton. He’s been making bagels the same way for 30 years, the way he was taught as a teenager sweeping the floors. For over 40 years, Rosenfeld’s Bagels has served Boston’s best bagels and been a fixture in the Newton community. He is proud to help keep alive their tradition of making food the old-fashioned way, including boiling their bagels, hand-making every challah loaf in-house and hand-mixing all of their spreads. They do this because they know there is no substitute for taking the time for doing things right. It’s also why Rosenfeld’s are kosher certified, because the care and attention it takes to do things the right way result in a better-quality product for everyone.
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.