December 01, 2013
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Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff
Carol and Ken Bello entered the sanctuary. Vilna Shul is the last remaining synagogue in the Boston city limits.
Marilyn Okonow, genealogist and board member at Vilna Shul, welcomed descendants to the synagogue for Descendants Day.
Murray Dubin of Peabody spotted his grandfather’s name on the men’s plaque at the synagogue.
William Strauss learned that his mother-in-law is the descendant of a Vilna Shul member.
Barry Oshry and his wife, Karen, looked over the documents of his grandfather Jacob Ashrei. They are joined by Barry’s niece, Lauren Oshry (at right).
Adam Kowal (left) and Cynthia Kowal of Newburyport looked over documents of his maternal great-great-grandparents.
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