In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

As Jews, we are a part of the long legacy of shared justice work between the Black community and the Jewish community in our country. This week, may we take a moment to acknowledge all of the incredible work that has been done in this country to realize the dream of a nation healed of its ills, even as we prepare for the long road of more work ahead. Let us also send a bit of that light to all those places in the world still in need of healing and peace. As we celebrate the unveiling of the new King monument, “The Embrace,” on Boston Common this week, may we all feel embraced by the legacies of those who have gone before us in the struggle for liberation from racism and anti-semitism.  Sarah Pollack, BJEP Education Director

Here’s a list of books to read with your young learners from our friends at PJ Library: Jewish Books to Read in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day | PJ Library

Here’s some action to get involved with from Repair the World Boston: Boston | Repair the World (


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My people were brought to America in chains. Your people were driven here to escape the chains fashioned for them in Europe. Our unity is born of our common struggle for centuries, not only to rid ourselves of bondage, but to make oppression of any people by others an impossibility.

– Martin Luther King Jr.

In a speech to the American Jewish Committee Convention in 1958

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