Beacon Hill's Hidden Immigrant Past

The Boston Globe recently published an article on the front page of the 'Metro' section covering the restoration of a treasured religious landmark on Beacon Hill. The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Heritage, is the only immigrant-era synagogue still standing in Downtown Boston. Tucked in a nook amidst Beacon Hill's near-ubiquitous brick townhouses, this synagogue has served its community for a century. In fact, 2019 marks the Vilna Shul's centennial, and the current phase of restoration is set for completion in September of this year — just in time for the Jewish high holiday season.

A decidedly elegant structure, the Vilna Shul is tucked in a nook in Bsoton's Beacon Hill neighborhood.

Spencer, Sullivan & Vogt has served as project architect for the restoration of the Vilna Shul for over two decades. At the Vilna Shul centennial gala in April of this year, firm principal Lynne Spencer was honored with the Centennial Lifetime Legacy Award, "presented in honor of [her] timeless efforts to ensure the preservation of Boston's Jewish past, to honor its history, and to ensure strong connections to future generations."

The Boston Globe article about the Vilna Shul restoration project can be accessed at this link.