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MLK Shabbat Service

Friday January 13, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hybrid – Temple

large choir on the bimah at WHC
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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.

Rev. Cornell William Brooks, lawyer, activist, educator, and former president of the NAACP, will address the congregation during services.


6:00 pm: Celebratory Snack, Sip, and Schmooze (S3)

  • SNACK — Hot appetizers, cheese, crackers, and fruit! Perfect for families looking to feed their kids before the service.
      • Franks in Blankets*
      • Mini Pizza Bagels*
      • Tuna-stuffed Cherry Tomatoes*
      • Smoked Salmon Canapes*
      • Vegan Chick’n & Noodle Soup
      • Veggies & Dip
      • Pita & Hummus
  • SIP — Full bar, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks will be available.
  • SCHMOOZE — This half-hour is a great time to connect with the people around you! And kids will also be engaged with giant Connect 4 and Jenga, cornhole games, a coloring table, and other arts & crafts activities.

6:30 pm: MLK Shabbat service, featuring remarks from Rev. Cornell William Brooks**

8:00 pm: Celebratory Oneg Shabbat

    • Mini potato latkes w/ applesauce*
    • Sweet & Sour Meatballs*
    • Chicken Satay*
    • Tossed Salad*
    • Mini Sandwiches*
    • Brisket*
    • Veggie Lasagna*
    • Pastries*
    • Tofu Stir Fry
    • Cheese & Crackers
    • Cut Fruit
    • Cookies & Brownies

*Catered by Attman’s Potomac Deli.

**This service will also be available via livestream.

Due to copyright law and content licensing agreements, as of January 1, 2023, the CCAR will no longer provide complimentary access to the online version of Mishkan T’filah, our Shabbat prayer book. If you would like to purchase a print edition or an e-book, please click here.

If you would like to sponsor this special event, or future Snack, Sip, and Schmooze’s to celebrate a milestone or honor a memory, please contact Eliza Prince, WHC’s Director of Development, at



Friday, January 13


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Hybrid – Temple


Interfaith, Jews of Color, Shabbat, Worship Service


Kasia Kurleto Spadano