MLK Weekend of Service 2022

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Join the Northern Manhattan community for a weekend of service and inspiration to honor of the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., generously supported by a grant from UJA-Federation of New York.

Friday, January 14 and Saturday, January 15

Hebrew Tabernacle:
7:15PM Service
7:55PM Sermon
Dr. Miriam Frank “The Life and Times of Three Prophets: Miriam the sister of Moses, Rabbi Joachim Prinz, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jt.” 
Click here for zoom information.

Justice-themed sermons, insights, and inspiration at local synagogues. Additional details to come.

Sunday, January 16

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Housing justice panel discussion with Yvonne Stennet, CEO of CLOTH on Housing Justice in Washington Heights and Inwood; Marc Greenberg, CEO of Interfaith Assembly on Housing and Homelessness; Councilwoman Carmen DeLaRosa; and others. 

Register for Panel Discussion Here

Monday, January 17, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Outdoors — 1 hours shifts

Food packing for City Meals on Wheels. 

Please bring non-perishable food items to be donated to the Community Fridge on 181 and Ft. Washington. Best donations are those that don’t require cooking or a can opener to open. (Volunteers must have proof of COVID vaccine)

Register for Food Packing Shifts Here

Monday, January 17, 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Wee Jam for Justice
Bring music into your home as we learn about Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, and how we can show up for justice through songs and stories. Featuring live music with Tkiya, on Zoom. Best for families with young children. Hosted by the Y with PJ Library. 

Register for “Wee Jam for Justice” here

Participating organizations: Beth Am: The People’s Temple, Hebrew Tabernacle Congregation, Fort Tryon Jewish Center, The Beis Community, Mt. Sinai Jewish Center, Shenk Shul, Twenty Somethings Minyan, and  Moishe House of Washington Heights.

For more information, please contact Y Norman E. Alexander Center for Jewish Life Director Rabbi Ari Perten at

Program Director

Rabbi Ari Perten
Norman E. Alexander Center for Jewish Life Director