JTS Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with 2013 Events


Photo credit: Professor Joseph Wohl, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Chancellor Louis Finkelstein. Courtesy of the Ratner Center, JTS.

On Monday, January 21, 2013—Martin Luther King Jr. Day—JTS honors one of America's most revered civic leaders. The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (z"l) had strong ties with Conservative Judaism and JTS. Dr. King's legacy continues today at JTS. Chancellor Arnold Eisen and the institution have established as a priority multicultural and interreligious dialogue and programming, as well as a continued commitment to civil rights for all people in accordance with Jewish values.

Photo credit: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. Ralphe Bunche, undersecretary of the United Nations, and Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel link arms with other civil rights leaders as they begin a march for voter registration rights for African Americans on March 21, 1965. Courtesy of AP Images.

MLK Day at JTS

In commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, JTS will host a viewing of Martin's Dream—a musical piece based on Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech—written by David Burger and commisioned by Downtown Music Productions. Cantor Shayna Postman and Cantor Ronit Wolff Hanan, who are both featured in the recording, are graduates of H. L. Miller Cantorial School and College of Jewish Music. The viewing will be followed by a discussion.

Va'ad Gemilut Hasadim: Susan and Jack Rudin Center for Community Outreach offers volunteer opportunities for community service in remembrance of the important legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., (z"l). Information about these opportunities will be available during the Martin's Dream event.

Homepage photo credit (left to right): Courtesy of AP Images. Courtesy of the Ratner Center, JTS.