Events at the Vilna Shul

Downtown Social Club Reception with Fred Astaire Dancers

Downtown Social Club | Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:00 pm

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Downtown Social Club Reception with Fred Astaire Dancers immediately prior to Fascination: Helena's Story

thursday, OCtober 19
6:00 PM
6:30 PM - special performance by fred astaire dancers
6:45 pm - guided tour of the vilna
$36/person, includes drinks, appetizers and ticket to fascination: helena's story

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Join the Downtown Social Club for a special meet and greet with Fascination: Helena's Story writer/producer Karen Goldfarb prior to the program. This intimate event has limited capacity.  Fred Astaire dancers will also do a special performance at 6:30 PM. Ticket includes admission to the 7:30 film/program. 

About Fascination: Helena's Story: Holocaust survivor Helena Weinrauch, 92, survived three concentration camps, torture by the Gestapo, and the death march from Auschwitz to Bergen Belsen. When she was 88, she decided to become a ballroom dancer. Thefilm weaves her story ofsurvival with her love ofdance -and of life. This film recently won Best Documentary at the 2017 New York City International Film Festival. Film followed by Q&A with Writer/Producer Karen Goldbarb. The evening includes a special performance with ballroom dancers from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio.

Please visit our "Getting Here" page for more information on parking and transportation. 


The Boston Jewish Film Festival celebrates the richness of the Jewish experience through film and media. Throughout the year, the Festival engages and inspires the community to explore the full spectrum of Jewish life, values and culture.