Join us for our annual lively, musical, and festive Sukkot Shabbat celebration. This year we’re teaming up with InterfaithFamily to bring you a brief, lay-led, non-denominational Kabbalat Shabbat service in the sanctuary, followed by a kosher dinner on the main floor. Bring your dinner out to the patio to celebrate the holiday tradition of dining, reclining, and dwelling in our lovely Vilna Shul Community Sukkot. Then sit back, relax, take in the crisp night air, and enjoy the good food, good people, and some groovy holiday music played by a few of our own HOH community members.
New faces are always welcome at Havurah on the Hill, so bring your friends!
Schedule of the Evening:
6:30 PM Wine and Appetizers
7:00 PM Shabbat Services
8:15 PM Dinner and Singing in the Sukkah
((As always, gluten free options will be available.))
A donation of $10 is greatly appreciated to help cover the cost of the event.
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 bewteen 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.
For driving, walking and public transport directions, please visit http://www.vilnashul.org/about/location.
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More about sukkot and Sukkot:
A “sukkah” (plural: sukkot) is the name of the temporary open-aired, thatch-roofed hut that is built for the observance of the week-long festival of Sukkot. The holiday commemorates the experience of the Israelites wandering in the wilderness after being freed from slavery in Egypt. Traditionally Jews eat, sleep, and generally live in the sukkah for the duration of the holiday.
About Havurah on the Hill:
Havurah on the Hill is a non-denominational, egalitarian minyan for Jews in their 20s and 30s in the Boston area. HOH meets at the Vilna Shul in Beacon Hill, the last remaining immigrant-era synagogue building in downtown Boston and hosts monthly Kabbalat Shabbat services as well as other special holiday celebrations throughout the year.
* Registration closes on October 20th
18 Phillips St
Boston, MA 02114