Shabbat Tzedek with Chaplain Clementina M. Chéry

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Chaplain Clementina M. Chéry (Courtesy photo)
Chaplain Clementina M. Chéry (Courtesy photo)

Join us for an inspirational Shabbat Tzedek, a Sabbath of Justice, to celebrate the values of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We will welcome Chaplain Clementina M. Chéry, who will speak on “Nurturing the Beloved Community for the Next Generation.” Our worship will be enhanced by the Boston Children’s Chorus, the Temple Israel Youth Choir, and students from Beacon Academy. This evening will also provide opportunities for all to be a part of Temple Israel’s racial justice work. This service is open to people of all faiths.

Chaplain Clementina M. Chéry is the co-founder, president, and CEO of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute in Boston. Chaplain Chéry and her family founded the Peace Institute in 1994 after her 15-year-old son, Louis D. Brown, was murdered in the crossfire of a shootout. With over two decades of experience as a survivor serving families impacted by murder, Chaplain Chéry has developed the best practices in the field of homicide response. Her ultimate goal is to transform society’s response to homicide so that all families are treated with dignity and compassion, regardless of the circumstances. Chaplain Chéry was chosen as a 2017 Barr Fellow and the 2016 Social Innovator by the Social Innovation Forum.

Other MLK weekend opportunities:

SATURDAY, 1/13, 9 A.M.
All are welcome to engage in Saturday morning Torah study, with a special focus on racial justice, led by the Temple Israel clergy.

SUNDAY, 1/14, 11 A.M.
Join our Christian neighbors at Bethel AME Church (40 Walk Hill St., Boston) during their Sunday worship and MLK commemoration services. If you plan to join, let Tali Puterman know at

MONDAY, 1/15, 10 A.M.
Participate in a day of service with Boston Cares, along with others in the Temple Israel community. Registration is required and space is limited. Please contact Tali Puterman at for registration information. This opportunity is for all ages.

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Friday, January 12, 2018, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Israel
477 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

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