Please join Mayor Setti Warren, the Newton Clergy Association, the Newton School Department and The Foundation For Racial, Ethnic, & Religious Harmony at this special event.
Each year the event brings together elected officials, the business community, volunteer service clubs, health and human service organizations, the Newton schools, religious congregations and other members of the Newton community to voice our support of the philosophy that all people should be treated with dignity and respect.
Newton’s diversity is evidenced by the fact that over sixty different linguistic groups are represented within the City’s School system. A broad variety of backgrounds and cultures are spread among Newton’s thirteen villages. The mix of the many races, creeds, and ethnicities in our community is a treasured resource to be nurtured, protected and celebrated.
This past year, with two publicized incidents of racist and anti-Semitic behavior. Newton’s leadership jumped in quickly to take corrective action with the offenders, and sent us all a reminder of the ideals noted above.
An important part of the Celebration is the initiative of the Newton Rotary Club to answer the call from the Newton Food Pantries by donating toiletry items as noted on the Celebration flyer.
We are reminded of the words of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., ” Life’s Most Persistent and Urgent Question is, What are We Doing for Others”. In response to this question, Rotary members will be providing boxes at the event for attendees to drop off their donations. Drop-offs after the Celebration may be made at the office of The Presti Group Realty, 701 Washington Street in Newton.
January 16th, 9:30 am
Temple Beth Avodah
45 Puddingstone Lane, Newton Centre