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MLK Weekend

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood for social justice and equality. Each January, we honor Dr. King with a weekend dedicated to his legacy.

2018 MLK Shabbat

On Friday, January 12, 2018, we held our annual MLK Shabbat service where we told the story of the 1960 protest to end Glen Echo Amusement Park's policy of segregation. Original protesters - Dion T. Diamond, Esther Delaplaine, and WHC member Lois Goodman Ontell - along with Ilana Trachtman, an Emmy award-winning filmmaker who is working on a documentary about that summer and the years of activism that followed, joined Rabbi Lustig on the bimah for a panel discussion during the service.

MLK Day of Service


Life's most persistent and urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?" — Martin Luther King Jr. 

Date: Monday, January 21, 2019
Location: Temple

Volunteer! Make your day off from work and school a "day on" for tikkun olam by joining us on Monday, January 21 at Temple! This is a unique opportunity to join forces with volunteers in the interfaith community to help those in need. Working together, we will build on our foundation of a shared commitment to making the world a better place. We have projects for all ages, including creating family crafts, making tuna noodle casseroles, preparing healthy snack packs, assembling bags of fresh produce, sorting donated clothing, and packaging meals with the WHC Hunger Project.

Prior registration is not required, but signing up in advance will help us plan for this special morning.

Registration will open soon. Please check back for more information.