ONLINEShabbat Tzedek With Renée Graham

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Renée Graham (Courtesy photo)

Join us for an inspirational Shabbat Tzedek, a Sabbath of Justice, to celebrate the legacy and values of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We will REFLECT on the current state of our world and our roles within it. We will RELATE to one another through the power of storytelling and our shared vision of righteous impact. We will discover ways to REFORM our own actions to serve the greater good of Greater Boston.

This year we will be joined virtually by Renée Graham, who will lead a discussion with featured local leaders about the challenges that face our community, and how we can enact meaningful change. Graham is an award-winning opinion columnist and associate editor for The Boston Globe. We will also be joined by featured guests State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, Imam Taymullah Abdur-Rahman and organizer Nadav David.

At 5:15 p.m., students age 3 through seventh grade are invited to join in a special educational program with our religious school staff celebrating our commitment to justice. For more info, please contact Roberta Axeloons at Teens from Temple Israel and The Tent at TI are welcome to join us on Zoom for a special pre-service program. For more info, please contact Fallon Rubin at

Saturday, Jan. 16:

We will begin with Torah study at 9 a.m. led by TI clergy, followed by learning opportunities which will advance our congregation’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and antiracism. We will reconnect at 8 p.m. for Havdalah as we further reflect on the themes of this Shabbat.

Sunday, Jan. 17:

Join us and our neighbors for virtual services at Bethel AME Church at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. during their Sunday worship and MLK commemoration. Find the link at Rabbi Zecher will join the Rev. Hammond in a joint sermon. The service will be followed by a sermon discussion with members of the Bethel AME community at 12 p.m.

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Friday, January 15, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday, January 16, 2021, 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Saturday, January 16, 2021, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sunday, January 17, 2021, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


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