November 2020 -- Cheshvan-Kislev 5781,  Volume 26, Issue 11

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Judge Rebecca Dallet

Celebrating Westchester/Fairfield’s Diverse Roots and Shared Values at the Annual Thanksgiving Diversity Breakfast

As they have done each year since 9/11, members of a multitude of interfaith and intergroup communities in Westchester and Fairfield Counties will gather together for the Annual Thanksgiving Diversity Breakfast on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. In adherence with current guidance, the Diversity Breakfast will be held virtually this year.

 

The event will once again celebrate our diverse roots and shared values with particular focus this year on the theme of “And Justice for all” to recognize and affirm the common value of equality and justice.

 

This year, they are honoring individuals who have dedicated themselves to counter discrimination and to break down barriers and prejudices.  This year’s honorees are:  Catalina Horak,  Building One Community (B1C); Rev. Erwin Lee Trollinger, Calvary Baptist Church ; Sam Wallis, Yonkers Partners in Education .

 

Richard S. Cohen, former co-chair of AJC’s Interreligious and Intergroup Relations Committee, will be honored with a special award for his commitment and extraordinary efforts to bring the Muslim and Jewish communities together.

 

Justice Rebecca Dallet of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, will deliver a keynote address on the topic of “And Justice for all.”

 

The honoree presentation will be followed by facilitated breakout group discussions on the theme for this year’s Breakfast: “And Justice for all .” These facilitated discussions are always a highlight for the participants.

 

The event is sponsored by AJC Westchester/Fairfield (Founding Sponsor),  and chaired by representatives from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Westchester Stake,  Pace University, Peace Islands Institute, Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, Westchester and Fairfield, and Westchester Jewish Council. The event will be free of charge and registration will open shortly.

 

For more information contact Jill Friedman, AJC Westchester/Fairfield Associate Director at friedmanj@ajc.org . This event is open to the entire community.