Historic Newton: upcoming events

Sunday, January 22, 4:00-6:00 PM.
Adams Street Synagogue: Celebrating our Centennial
Free. Event location: Jackson Homestead, 527 Washington Street, Newton

The Adams Street Synagogue is Newton’s oldest synagogue. Dedicated in 1912, it is celebrating one hundred years of service to Newton’s Jewish community as an Orthodox synagogue serving a diverse congregation and the broader community. The synagogue, in Newton’s most diverse neighborhood, Nonantum, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The exhibit describes the history of the congregation, illustrated by historic photographs.

Tuesday, January 24, 7:00-9:00 PM
Happy 10th Birthday, Newton CPA! Neighborhood event for West Newton, Auburndale, and Newton Lower Falls

How would you allocate nearly $20 million for affordable housing, historic resources, open space, and recreation land in Newton over the next five years? Come tell us on Tuesday at this special event — enjoy a slide show about past Community Preservation Act projects and neighborhood history.  Add your ideas for future projects to our interactive maps.  Refreshments provided!  For more information, see www.newtonma.gov/cpa or contact Alice E. Ingerson, phone: 617-796-1144 or email: aingerson@newtonma.gov.

Thursday, January 26, 6:30 PM

Please join us for this special evening that will honor Anne Larner, Board President of Historic Newton and an outstanding leader and community activist. Also featuring Tufts University’s own singing sensations, The BEELZEBUBS, this event will include cocktails, a light supper, and a chance to participate in an auction featuring radio personality, Matty Siegel of Kiss 108, as guest auctioneer. Proceeds from ticket sales will help underwrite a new education program in Anne Larner’s name at the newly renovated Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds. Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased online at www.historicnewton.org.