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Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture, Inc.
18 Phillips St.
Boston, MA 02114-3711

The Vilna Shul is Boston's only Jewish Historic site. Located on Beacon Hill, it tells the story of Boston's Jewish Community.

The Vilna Shul, Bostonís Center for Jewish Culture, is the last remaining immigrant era synagogue in the city of Boston. Built in 1919, it has become the place for people from around Boston and around the world to connect with the Boston Jewish historical, cultural and spiritual experience. By weaving together Jewish history, culture, and spirituality, the Vilna Shul energizes a sense of American Jewish pride and creates an approachable space to discuss Judaism.


  • Cultural and architectural tour of the historic sanctuary and wall murals
  • Reconnect to the Tapestry Exhibit about Boston's Jewish Community
  • Havurah on the Hill monthly Shabbat Services and High Holidays
  • Vilna Speakers Series monthly technology panel
  • Concerts, events, meetings, and speakers

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Open March 15 to Thanksgiving
Wednesday - Friday 11AM - 5PM
Sunday 1PM to 5PM
and by appointment.

by donation

Public Transportation:
Take the Red Line to Charles MGH, Exit Station to the Left. Take Cambridge Street to Anderson Street. Turn right onto Anderson Street. Turn Left onto Phillips Street. The Vilna Shul is on your right.