MLK Weekend: Where Do We Go From Here?

We are honored to present a host of events to celebrate the legacy of MLK and the strong history of alliance and common cause between Judaism and the Civil Rights movement.


6:00 pm – Erev Shabbat Services

7:15 pm— DREAMING: The Legacy & Lessons of MLK

A roundtable discussion featuring Rabbi Neil F. Blumofe in conversation will be Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette (President, Huston-Tillotson University); Dr. Asante Todd (Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics at the Austin Seminary); and Dr. Jennifer Wilks (Director of the Warfield Center for African and African American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin) . We will discuss the legacy and the lessons of MLK in our times. Click here to join “The Legacy and Lessons of MLK”.


8:30 am — Shabbat Limud

9:45 am — Shabbat Morning Services

10:15 am —PREACHING: Activism in Context (Sermon)Dr. Peniel Joseph, holds a joint professorship appointment at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the History Department in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. He founded the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD) on the University of Texas campus in 2016, and is director of the center.  Author of The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Click here to join “Activism in Context”.

12:30 pm —WALKING:Rev and Rav Study the Story of Exodus Together

Join Rabbi Neil F. Blumofe and Rev. Dr. Daryl Horton for a conversation about the Book of Exodus (Parshat Bo). How do we read this text similarly/differently? In discussing God’s hand in rescuing the Children of Israel from enslavement, what can we learn in conversation together? Click here to join “Rev and Rav Study the Story of Exodus Together”.

8:00 pm —SITTING IN: A Jazz Concert Honoring the Movement

Tune in for an evening of live jazz and conversation, featuring Grammy award drummer Brannen TempleMichael Malone, saxophone; Ephraim Owens, trumpet; Jimmy Blazer, bass; Mikel Urdy, percussion; and Sean Giddings, piano; as we explore the music of the Civil Rights Movement. Click here to join “A Jazz Concert Honoring the Movement”.

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