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MLK Shabbat Service

Social justice and advocacy are among the central tenets of Reform Judaism, and each January we remember Dr. King with a weekend dedicated to his legacy, beginning with Shabbat, when we invite our community partner churches and mosques to join us for dinner and a special interfaith Shabbat service featuring an address from Kristen Clarke.

Kristen Clarke, the president and executive director of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) will address the congregation. Kristen Clarke leads one of the country’s most important national civil rights organizations in the pursuit of equal justice for all. The Lawyers’ Committee seeks to promote fair housing and community development, economic justice, voting rights, equal educational opportunity, criminal justice, judicial diversity, and more.

Interfaith clergy from throughout the D.C. area will join Ms. Clarke on the bimah for a service that will also feature the voices of WHC's Kol Rinah adult choir and JAM youth choir, the Male Chorus from the First Baptist Church of Glenarden, and ADAMS Beat, the youth choir from the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center.

This service is free and open to the entire community.