Got Shabbat? Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Shabbat

January 17, 2015 West Newton 0

Special guest Tina Chery, founder of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, will join the service in the main sanctuary and share her personal journey of loss and empowerment, and her work promoting nonviolence and peace in Boston’s neighborhoods.

All are invited to this community celebration of Shabbat, honoring Dr. King’s legacy of working for equal rights, peace, and justice. We will begin together at 9:45 am for morning blessings and songs, featuring music of the Civil Rights movement. Then there will be a variety of workshops to choose from, including:

*Tot Shabbat, for kids age 0-5 and their parents.

*Beyond the Dream (Visual Arts) with Sharon Gorberg: What does justice look like? In this creative workshop, we will work in teams to make literal and abstract collages to illustrate selections from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speeches. (Ages 6 through adult.)

*Drumming for Justice with Lilly Rakia (educator and hip-hop artist): Calling all drummers, stompers, clappers, beat boxers, and rhythm-makers for this special musical workshop! In the tradition of countless justice movements that have used drumming and prayer to inspire people to action, we will create a collaborative circle of rhythm to raise up our voices, our hands, and our hearts. (Ages 6 through adult.)

*Yoga with Esther Kohn: What does it mean to practice nonviolence in the present moment? How do we experience liberation in our mind and body? Commemorate this special holiday with a gentle yoga class that weaves in important themes from MLK’s life and teachings. (For kids and adults; please note this will be gentle and contemplative movement.)

For more information, email or call 617-965-0330. Also, please visit our website,, for all upcoming programs and events and to learn more about us.

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Saturday, January 17, 2015, 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Congregation Dorshei Tzedek
60 Highland St
West Newton, MA 02465
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