Friday, January 18, 2013
Local organization hosts day of celebration and volunteerism, with "real-time" opportunities for community service.
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Friday, January 18
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is Monday, Jan. 21. There are many opportunities to serve the community on that day; check the National Day of Service website for activites in your area. The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race, along with First Baptist Church of South Orange and Morrow Memorial United Methodist Church, are co-hosting an interfaith observance and Volunteer Fair on Jan. 21 at 3 p.m. at Morrow Church in Maplewood. The event features guest speaker Junius Williams, Director of the Abbott Leadership Institute at Rutgers, Newark and music from a jazz ensemble and the combined choirs of local churches. A Volunteer Fair and reception will immediately follow the observance, and will include local volunteer activities, …
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Temple B'nai Jeshurun holds its annual Shabbat to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.
Different races, different religions, all ages joined hands as the music started. “We shall overcome…” The singing swelled, the rows of people swayed gently. “We shall overcome…” The music reached the rafters. “We shall overcome someday…” Martin Luther King Jr. would have been proud. Members of the Bethel Family and Youth Resource Center of Newark and the congregation of Temple B’nai Jeshurun came together on Friday evening to celebrate the temple’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Shabbat. After an introduction by Rabbi Matthew Gerwitz, Rev. Reggie Osborne gave a sermon reflecting on King’s legacy. “I don’t know how many of you have experienced love at first sight, but I fell in love with Rev. Osborne the first time I met him,” Gerwitz said…
Sunday, January 16, 2011
A listing of events in the area to celebrate King's legacy through a day of service and learning.
Beginning this weekend, local churches, synagogues, schools, and organizations will celebrate the 83rd anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth. The minister and civil rights leader, whose birthday was made a national holiday in 1983, will be honored with interfaith services, food drives, art programs, community service, and more. The following is a listing of area programs and events. Faith-based Observance On Fridayat 7 p.m., Temple B'nai Jeshurun in Short Hills will host Pastor Reggie Osborne of Newark’s Bethel World Outreach Ministries. The topic of his presentation will be Commemorating the Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pastor Osborne serves with Matthew D. Gewirtz, B’nai Jeshurun’s Senior Rabbi on the …