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MLK Shabbat@WHC

Featuring Author Jonathan Eig

Friday January 12, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Hybrid – Temple

Clergy of various faiths join hands on the bima for MLK Shabbat 2023.
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January’s Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend will be filled with wonderful activities, including tonight’s very special MLK Shabbat. WHC welcomes clergy from nearly two dozen churches and mosques in the D.C. area. Magnificent voices from several choirs join our cantors to lift us up with song as we honor the legacy and ideals of Dr. King.

Please register below, especially if you are bringing members of your congregation to the service.

Interfaith children's choir at MLK Shabbat 2023 Shabbat@WHCClergy from different faiths on the bima

We invite you to end your week and welcome Shabbat with us!

At 6:00 pm and again after the service: Have a small nosh, a drink (we offer a full bar, plus non-alcoholic options), and connect with your community.

Kids are always welcome, and they’ll be able to eat before (and after) the service, play Connect 4, Jenga, and cornhole games, create at a coloring table, and do other arts & crafts activities.

Side-by-side images of "King" book cover and author Jonathan Eig,6:30 pm – Our Shabbat service begins. Jonathan Eig, author of King: A Life, will be our featured speaker this year. The book was a National Book Award nominee and is what The New York Times called, “The new definitive biography of Martin Luther King, Jr.” Read more about Eig and his book.*

Watch the Livestream

After the service – Stay for a lovely dinner & dessert buffet and drinks.

Special thanks to our musicians who add so much to the service. We wouldn’t have them without the support of the Irene & Abe Pollin Music Program Initiative.

*We will have copies of King: A Life available for purchase and signing by the author. $30.00 per copy. Check or Credit Card ONLY (NO cash)

This week’s featured menu items include:
(GF – Gluten-free, V – Vegetarian, VG – Vegan)

Before the Service

  • Sweet & Sour Meatballs^
  • Chicken Satay (GF)^
  • Spring Rolls (VG)

After the Service (Oneg)

  • Tossed Salad (V, GF)^
  • Mini Potato Latkes^
  • Smoked Salmon Canapes (GF)^
  • Sliced Brisket (GF)^
  • Vegetable Lasagna (V)^
  • BBQ Jackfruit Sliders (VG)*
  • Buffalo Cauliflower “Wings” (VG)*
  • Lemon Dill Potato Salad (VG, GF)*
  • Salted Orange Cranberry Cookies (VG, GF)*
  • Chocolate Chip Cookes (VG, GF)*
  • Hot Cocoa Cookies (VG, GF)*

^Catered by Attman’s Potomac Deli
* Catered by DC Vegan

If you would like to sponsor a portion of a future Shabbat@WHC to celebrate a milestone or honor a memory, please contact Lindsay Feldman, Executive Director, at

MLK Shabbat 2024

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Friday, January 12


6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Hybrid – Temple


DEIJ, Interfaith, Shabbat, Worship Service


Marsha Humphries