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Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Former Vilna Center for Jewish Heritage Changes Name, Expands Mission
The organization formerly known as the Vilna Center for Jewish Heritage, Inc., has new goals, a new mission statement, and a new name to reflect the changes.  Under the new name “The Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture,” the organization has developed a five-year plan to restore the historic Vilna Shul to its original splendor and revitalize the building as a center of Jewish culture.  Their new mission statement reads: “The Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture, preserves the historic Vilna Shul on Beacon Hill as a unique Jewish community venue and resource. It presents educational and cultural programs and exhibits that explore the Jewish experience of Boston.”  The Shul is presently hosting programs and cultural events, but the organization has much bigger plans for the future.  In order to reach their goals for 2008, the Vilna Shul must raise $1,500,000 by the end of the year.  Follow the link below to learn more about the project or to make a donation.

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