When

Friday November 18, 2016 from 6:15 PM to 9:00 PM EST
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Temple Hillel B'nai Torah 
120 Corey Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132
 

 
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Contact

Benita Block 
Temple Hillel B'nai Torah 
617-323-0486 
hbtoffice@templehbt.org 
 

       Allen J. Worters Memorial Lecture

Honoring the pursuit of Jewish learning at Temple Hillel B’nai Torah

with Guest Speaker, Robin Washington

Friday evening, November 18, 2016

Community Catered Dinner - 6:15pm
Pricing on registration page.

Lecture - 7:30pm
Donation of any amount is appreciated.

Join us for dinner & lecture or just the lecture.

 

Robin Washington

A daily newspaper editor, columnist, TV/radio producer and network news guest, Robin Washington’s career has touched the lives of millions. His stories have changed laws and sparked numerous reforms, while bringing recognition
to ordinary people doing extraordinary things. His specialties — work that has
earned some of the highest awards in journalism — are transportation, the Civil Rights Movement, the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal, the diversity of Judaism, breaking news and investigative reporting. Some of those stories will make you cry or laugh out loud. All are about the humanity behind them.

Born in Chicago in a family of black and Jewish civil rights activists,
Washington participated in sit-ins and marches beginning when he was a
toddler, events now documented as history-changing but that he recalls
fondly as “family outings.”

 

This year mark Allen Worters’ eleventh yahrzeit. Each year, the Allen J.
Worters Memorial Lecture honors the pursuit of Jewish learning at Temple
Hillel B’nai Torah, with its mission of promoting life-long learning that is accessible to all. Each year, Jewish thinkers, teachers and writers
representing the best and newest Jewish scholarship in greater Boston,
look at different perspectives on Jewish identity.

In 2007 HBT created a permanent endowment to support this annual fall
lecture in honor of Allen Worters (of blessed memory). Our goal for the endowment is to raise $7200 (400 chai), so that the fund will continue in perpetuity, and provide an honorarium from the accrued interest. The endowment is now housed at Boston Community Capital, a certified
community development finance institution. Please make checks payable
to: HBT designating the Annual Allen J. Worters Memorial Lecture Fund.