2018-10-10 / Voice at the Shore

Beth El offers free taste of life in Vilna at Oct. 18 dinner

Vilna, Lithuania, was once known as the Jerusalem of Eastern Europe, thanks to its rich Jewish life, arts and culture. On Thursday, October 18, that culture will be brought to life at “A Celebration of Vilna: Honoring the History of the Great City of Vilna,” a dinner at Beth El Synagogue in Margate from 6-8:30 p.m. The dinner is co-sponsored by Stockton University’s Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage

“We’re going to be serving a traditional meal, a free catered sit-down kosher dinner with traditional Eastern European cuisine,” said Jane Stark, Azeez Museum executive director.

The dinner will also feature a talk by Stockton University’s 2018-2019 Distinguished Visiting Professor of Holocaust Studies, Ann Millin, who is an expert on the history of Vilna, Stark added.

“It will recreate the memories for those who came from there, which is so important,” she noted, adding that she hoped that it was a wonderful way for everyone— especially the younger generation—to learn about this fascinating culture.

The Celebration of Vilna Dinner is free, but reservations are required. Please reserve ASAP by calling Beth El at 609-823-2725. s

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