https://bostonbyfoot.org Vilna Shul
18 Phillips Street
Date Idea, Good for Groups, History, Photoworthy, Seasonal
Explore Jewish History in this special programming event with a 90min Jewish Beacon Hill walking tour and a 30min tour of the Vilna Shul, presented in collaboration with Boston By Foot and the Vilna Shul.
In the late 19th and early 20th century, the North Slope of Beacon Hill was a neighborhood that was home to a large population of Jewish and Italian new immigrants as it transitioned from being populated by working and middle class African Americans. The Jews of the North Slope lived an active Jewish life with three synagogues within just a few blocks of each other, carrying customs of their old world with them even as they made changes to the new world around them. This tour focuses on the lives of the Jews of the North Slope around the turn of the 20th century and talks about the changes to the neighborhood over the years that they lived here.