Allen J. Worters Memorial Lecture

Featuring Congregant & scholar Debra Kaufman

Emeritus Professor of Sociology and founding Director of the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program at Northeastern University.

Friday evening, November 2, 2018
6:15 - 7:15 pm - Community Dinner
7:30 - 9:00 pm - Speaker

Dr. Kaufman has lectured extensively and most recently is conducting seminars on Post Holocaust Identity narratives among young adults. The Allen J. Worters Lecture honors the pursuit of Jewish learning at HBT. Each year Jewish teachers, writers and thinkers look at various perspectives on Jewish identity. Eleven years ago, HBT created a permanent endow-ment to support this annual lecture in honor of congregant Allen J. Worters (of blessed memory). Our goal is to continue to raise money so the fund will continue in perpetuity and provide an honorarium for speakers from the accrued interest.

Dinner: $19 per adult
Lecture: suggested donation $36
We do not accept money on Shabbat.
Please RSVP and pay in advance in the Temple office or via email:

The Allen J. Worters Memorial Lecture honors the pursuit of Jewish learning at Temple Hillel B’nai Torah, with its mission of promoting adult education which is accessible to all, by providing a multi-dimensional exploration of Jewish identity reflecting top-notch Jewish scholarship.

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.

Past speakers have included:
Robin Washington
Joyce Antler
Keren McGinity
Lori Lefkowitz
Simon Rabinovitch
Deeana Klepper
Arthur Green