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MLK Jr. Day 2021

 

 

 

MLK Jr. Day-themed Kabbalat Shabbat Service --

with Mount Moriah and the Youth Weekend School of Masjid Muhammad

Friday, January 15 at 6:30 pm

 

Please join Rabbi Hannah and Pastor Lucius Dalton of Mount Moriah Baptist Church for an MLK Day-themed Shabbat service on Friday, January 15, at 6:30 pm. Members of Mount Moriah and the Youth Weekend School of Masjid Muhammad will join Hill Havurah for this special service. If you’d like to attend this special service, please register here.

 

 

Book Discussions with the Youth Weekend School of Masjid Muhammad

Saturday, January 16, at 7:30 pm -&- Sunday, January 17, at 10:30 am

 

Hill Havurah’s Tikkun Olam Committee and Anti-Racism Task Force will host two virtual book groups— one for teens and one for adults—over the MLK Jr. Day weekend. We are proud to offer the congregation an opportunity to learn with scholar and Havurah member Keiana Mayfield, whose research on anti-racism training is advancing the way our society talks about race by examining how it’s discussed within families. Adults and teens from the Youth Weekend School of Masjid Muhammad will be joining us as well.

  • Young Adult Book Group (ages 12 and up) on Saturday, January 16, at 7:30 pm, to discuss Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. Parents and caregivers are welcome to join for this discussion, but not required. Facilitated by Keiana Mayfield. To register for this book discussion group, click here.
  • Adult Book Group on Sunday, January 17, at 10:30 am, to discuss So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (focus on chapters 1-6 and 12) and a supplementary article on Judaism and anti-racism. Facilitated by Keiana Mayfield. To register for this book discussion group, click here.

Please be assured that you're welcome to join us regardless of how much reading you're able to do beforehand.

 

Both books are available at East City Bookshop, as well as in multiple formats through the D.C. Library

 

If you have any questions, or need financial support to obtain a copy of the book, please email anti-racism@hillhavurah.org

 

Yavneh Programming with the Youth Weekend School of Masjid Muhammad

Sunday, January 17, 9:30 am & 10:30 am

 

We invite Yavneh students, other children from Hill Havurah, and the children from the Youth Weekend School of Masjid Muhammad to join us on the morning of , for a special class focused on antiracism literature, discussion, and activities. There will be a group for PreK-2nd graders and a group for 3rd – 6t graders. Each group will be facilitated by one educator from Yavneh and one educator from the Youth Weekend School of Masjid Muhammad.

 

The PreK - 2nd grade students will meet from 9:30-10:00 am, and the 3rd - 6th grade students will meet from 10:30 - 11:15 am.

 

Yavneh families will be receiving a special Zoom link for these classes in January. If you are not a current Yavneh family but would like to attend, please email Danny at danny.tomares@hillhavurah.org to receive the Zoom link.  

 

Service Projects

 

One of the hallmarks of Hill Havurah’s MLK Day celebration is the service project that we do as a community. And while we’re not able to gather together in service this year, we are pleased to present two direct service options.

  • Hill Havurah is running a donation drive for the National Association for the Advancement of Returning Citizens through the website MightyCause in honor of MLK Jr. Day. Our goal is to raise $3,000 to support NAARC in its mission to improve the quality of life for Returning Citizens, their families, and their communities by addressing a wide range of social and economic needs. If you'd like to make a contribution, you can click here.
  • Martha’s Table, a local nonprofit organization, is accepting donations of homemade food, including sandwiches, muffins, and trail mix. A full list of items – including recipes! – can be found by going to https://marthastable.org/give/in-kind-donations/ and clicking on “Food.” Members of Hill Havurah’s Tikkun Olam committee will be dropping off food donations the week of January 18th; if you would like to coordinate with them, please email Sarah Erdreich for more information. 
 

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