Get your 5777 off to a great start and join us for our annual tradition of building two sukkot on Vilna Shul’s recently renovated front patio as part of the annual Jewish celebration of the fall harvest. Fun, new things in an old, sacred space- that’s how we do things.
The fun starts at 1:00pm when we raise the supports, hoist up the walls, and string up the symbols of the season to get the shul ready for our annual Shabbat in the Sukkah on Friday, October 21st.
Music, food, drink, power tools– everything you need to raise a four-walled, open-aired tent in the city.
See you there!
Getting to the Vilna Shul:
Validated $5 parking is available after 4pm and on weekends. Parking validation is only good for the underground parking at the Charles River Plaza/ Cambridge Street Garage at 165 Cambridge Street. You will receive a green ticket upon entering. Entrance to the underground garage is between the Charles River Plaza Shopping Center (Whole Foods/CVS) and Au Bon Pain, near the intersection of Blossom and Cambridge St. Please note that this is not the above-ground lot at Whole Foods.
For detailed directions to the Vilna, go to http://www.vilnashul.org/about/location.
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.