Martin Luther King Weekend Opportunities

Check out the social justice opportunities we are offering this MLK weekend:

Sunday, January 15, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Our Jewish Dream of Justice

Fifty five years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream of human dignity and peace, the world’s beauty and brokenness is still evident. There are days when you may feel overwhelmed, afraid, and numb. But do you also yearn for a meaningful way to build a more just community and world?  

Martin Luther King’s friend, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel wrote, “there is a realm of time where the goal is not to have but to be, not to own but to give, not to control but to share, not to subdue but to be in accord.”  As Jews who live in this world of promise and pain, who do we need to be at this moment in time? What can we give? Where can we find shared resolve?

Please join us for a day-long exploration during which we get to open our minds, search our hearts and discover our will to make a difference on the social justice issues that matter most. The day will be professionally facilitated by Amy Rosenblum and Larry Dressler who have worked with Rockdale for over a year. They bring innovative group methods that enable new, energized conversations to happen, ensuring that all voices are heard. We promise a day of fun, inspired learning, and community building. RSVP is required by January 6 to Patty, pkaufman@rockdaletemple.org or 513.891.9900.

Monday, January 16, 9 a.m.: Martin Luther King, Jr. March

Club 456, Rak Noar, YGOR and members of all ages are invited to join us for Cincinnati’s MLK March. We will gather at Rockdale for breakfast and sign-making, then ride a bus together downtown. We will have lunch downtown (please bring about $10). Parents may pick up their children from Rockdale at 1:15PM. Kids and teens must have a signed permission slip turned in by January 11. Click HERE for the permission slip.