Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Shabbat Service
Friday, January 12, 2018 at 7:30pm
Guest Speaker: Montgomery County Executive Isiah (Ike) Leggett
“Implementing Dr. King’s Vision: What We Have Done in Montgomery County, and What We Need to Do in the Future”
The Temple is honored this year to have Montgomery County Executive Isiah (Ike) Leggett as the guest speaker for our annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemorative Shabbat Service. Our choir, Kol Zimrah, and Mizmor L’Shabbat band will also be participating.
Ike Leggett last spoke at our MLK Service in 2004. Elected as County Executive in 2006 and re-elected in 2010 and 2014, he is now completing his last year in office. This will be an appropriate time to both look back and look forward. His topic will be “Implementing Dr. King’s Vision: What We Have Done in Montgomery County, and What We Need To Do in the Future”.
The breadth of Ike’s commitment to social justice and to the ideals of Dr. King are illustrated by his participation on the boards of directors of the Jewish Foundation for Group Homes of Maryland, Metro DC PFLAG, the African American Business Council of Montgomery County, the Montgomery County Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Washington Area Housing Partnership, and the Montgomery County Boys and Girls Club. In 2007, he was the recipient of the first King-Heschel award from the Jewish Community Relations Council.
There is no one better in our community than County Executive Leggett to help us celebrate the life and work of Dr. King, and to discuss the challenges ahead as we work to create a better community, country, and world. Please join us on January 12.
We ask that people bring to the service non-perishable food for Manna Food Center.