Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture, Inc.

aka Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture   |   Boston, MA   |  www.vilnashul.org

Mission

We are dedicated to preserving history by restoring our building and embracing the collective memories of the past, while simultaneously establishing ourselves as a significant community and cultural resource in Boston. We will strive to always be relevant in today’s world and become a bridge to the future through programming, partnerships, exhibitions and holiday/life-cycle celebrations. By fostering awareness and inspiring historical, cultural and spiritual connections, we will build community, perpetuate an enduring Jewish identity and create a vibrant future.

Ruling year info

1992

Principal Officer

Marc Jacobs

Main address

18 Phillips Street

Boston, MA 02114 USA

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Formerly known as

Vilna Center for Jewish Heritage

EIN

04-3109546

NTEE code info

History Museums (A54)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Jewish (X30)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Spiritual events and programs

Spiritual events and programs - Monthly Shabbath services, High Holidays, Sukkot, Purim services and Hanukkah party

Population(s) Served

Lectures, movies, speakers series, exhibits, book signing

Population(s) Served

Tours, programs and events that focus on the historical nature of the building and the surrounding community as well as of the preservation of this particular building.

Population(s) Served

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Financials

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Operations

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Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 11/6/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Marilyn Okonow

No Affiliation

Term: 2019 -

Natty Hoffman

Amy McKeag

Robert Thurer

Daniel Kurzberg

Wendy Perlman

Brenda Bancel

Susan Cohen

Howard Cooper

Deborah Feinstein

Maxine Goldberg

Joe Grabowski

Brittany Greenfield

Ken Handler

Jeff Karp

Rebecca Kotkin

Debbie Kurinsky

Brian Lester

Judith Lieberman

Eileen Samuels

Mike Samuels

Noah Schlesinger

Jack Swartz

Sandy Swartz

Gilbert Winn

Karen Winn

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No