Congregation Mishkan Israel’s annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service will be on Friday evening, January 13 at 7:30 p.m.
The guest speaker is Stephen Bright, Stephen B. Bright has been fellow or visiting lecturer in law since 1993. He is also president and senior counsel at the Southern Center for Human Rights, a human rights organization that deals with human rights in the criminal justice and prison systems.
Beginning in the 1970’s, the Congregation began to pay tribute for Dr. King’s life in order to celebrate his legacy and his ties to the congregation. CMI Rabbi Robert Goldburg had invited his friend, Dr. King to speak at CMI on October 21, 1960 to help dedicate our new synagogue. Dr. King was arrested 2 days before he was to speak but was able to be our guest preacher one year later on October 20, 1961. This was an historic moment that the Congregation wanted to preserve following Dr. King’s assassination and thus the annual service was begun.
For the sixth year, the service will be interfaith. Faith leaders from the Jewish, Catholic Christian, Muslim, Bahai and Unitarian Universalist traditions will join Rabbi Brockman in leading services.
The event is free and open to the community. For further information, call the synagogue at (203) 288-3877.
Congregation Mishkan Israel is a reform synagogue located at 785 Ridge Road in Hamden.
Sponsor: Congregation Mishkan Israel