“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” – Martin Luther King, Jr
As written by AmeriCorps, “The Martin Luther King, Jr., National Day of Service is a defining moment each year when Americans across the country step up to make communities more equitable and take action to create the Beloved Community of Dr. King’s dream. While Dr. King believed the Beloved Community was possible, he acknowledged and fought for systemic change. His example is our call to action.”.
This year on Sunday, January 15th, 2023, the Kaiserman JCC is partnering with Folkshul to bring you an intergenerational MLK Day of Service, hosted at the Kaiserman JCC. Service and activist oriented workshops, designed to engage the youngest member of your family to the eldest, will be taking place from 10:30am-12pm. You can register here for this fantastic event. We will also be hosting a Red Cross blood drive.
MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service. It is an important day, meant to encourage people to volunteer to improve their communities. Two of Folkshul’s main values are social justice (tzedek tzedek tirdof – “Justice, justice, you shall pursue.”) and tikkun olam (repair of the world). In line with these values, and the teachings of Dr. King, we encourage you to walk the walk, and not just talk the talk. We hope that you will be able to join us!