MLK Shabbat Tzedek: A Sabbath of Justice with Mayor Marty Walsh

January 16, 2015 Boston

Temple Israel is honored to announce that Mayor Marty Walsh will be the speaker for our annual Shabbat Tzedek (Sabbath of Justice) celebrating the life, legacy and values of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mayor Walsh’s topic for our Shabbat will be Hearing King’s Fearless Voice: Facing Injustice in the 21st Century.

Mayor Walsh, an accomplished advocate for working people and a proud product of the City of Boston, was sworn in as the City’s 54th Mayor on January 6, 2014. With a commitment to community, equality and opportunity for every resident and neighborhood, Mayor Walsh has the record, skills and passion to move Boston forward. In all his endeavors, Mayor Walsh has become known as someone whose word is his bond.

In April 1997, at the age of 29, Mayor Walsh won election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the 13th Suffolk District in Boston, which ranks among the most diverse in the state. During his 16 years in the House, Mayor Walsh established himself as a leader on creating and protecting jobs and growing the economy.

A champion for civil rights, Mayor Walsh was a vocal early advocate for marriage equality, which he calls his proudest vote ever as a state lawmaker, and he compiled a strong record in support of communities of color, immigrants, seniors and all the people of our city and state.

The TI Band, TI Youth Choir and the Boston Children’s Chorus (under the direction of Michele Adams, Concert Choir Conductor and Assistant Artistic Director, Anthony Trecek-King, Artistic Director and David C. Howse, Executive Director) will perform. Students from Beacon Academy and from Temple Israel’s Monday Night School will be part of this program.

The service will be followed by an Extended Oneg.

For additional information please contact Sue Misselbeck at 617-566-3960 x 117.

Event Location: Temple Israel
477 Longwood Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, 02215

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Friday, January 16, 2015, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Temple Israel
477 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

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