Livestreaming | Giving | Contact Us



Shabbat Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 17, 2013 | General News | Worship and High Holidays

Each year, we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., during Shabbat worship, a fearless civil rights leader who understood and reminded us that, “The segregationists and racists make no fine distinction between the Negro and the Jew.”

For our opening song, the congregation sang “Oh Freedom.”?

Cantor Buchdahl spoke briefly about her childhood experience attending an all-black magnet school and led the congregation in singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

In closing, Rabbi Rubinstein joined Cantor Buchdahl to sing “We Shall Overcome.” Dr. King famously marched with Jewish Civil Rights Activist Abraham Heschel.

News by category


Please direct all press inquiries to Central’s Communications Department via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or phone at (212) 838-5122 x2031.