Events at the Vilna Shul

Fascination: Helena’s Story

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7:30 pm

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Fascination: Helena's Story

Thursday, October 19
7:30 PM
18/person, $12 students/seniors.

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In partnership with the Boston Jewish Film Festival. 

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. The film weaves her story of survival with her love of dance -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 Goldfarb. The evening includes a special performance with ballroom dancers from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio.

Check out the film trailer! 


Join the Vilna's Downtown Social Club for a special performance and reception prior to the film screening/Q&A. More information on the reception here. Please note that tickets to the reception include entrance to the film screening. 

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.