This weekend commences with the celebration of a national hero, Martin Luther King, Jr., and as usual, he is honored with a three-day weekend, sleeping in, and of course, volunteering!
Jewish DC is taking part in several activities; look below for info!
MLK Shabbat: Visions of Justice and Freedom
Sixth & I and former building tenants, the Turner Memorial A.M.E. Church, are joining forces again to celebrate both Dr. King and his Jewish friend and advocate, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. Featuring a dinner and reception, and musical accompaniment by Turner Memorial Choir and Rak Shalom of the University of Maryland.
Adas Israel’s Tikkun Olam Weekend
In the spirit of inclusion, Adas Israel scheduled a weekend that starts with a Shabbat service and ends at the Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ for an MLK service on Sunday. Also features a discussion with DC Mayor Vincent Gray on Saturday, and volunteering for all age groups on Monday!
We The People—MLK Day
One of Yachad’s semi-annual days of service, this MLK Day features painting and handyman work for the STRIVE DC headquarters, an organization that helps the unemployed gain the skills they need for a job.
WHC Day of Service
Join Washington Hebrew Congregation in helping the homeless. Kids and adults of all ages will have something to do, from preparing food to sorting clothes and accessories. Non-perishable food donations are requested.
MLK Day of Service
People really got in the spirit for this one—they’ve officially run out of space for volunteers! DCJCC is joining Behrend Builders and students of Spingarn STAY High School to help repaint the building. Also joining them are affiliates of J-Fed and Sixth & I!