Congregation B’nai Israel and the Westwood Area Clergy Council invite people of all faiths to join them for the Freedom Shabbat service to honor the lives and messages of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, tonight, Friday, January 16, at 7:30 p.m. Reverend JerQuentin Sutton of the Lebanon Baptist Church in Westwood will give the sermon and Rabbi Debra Orenstein and Cantor Lenny Mandel will lead the service; other local clergy will join them. Some melodies and words from Negro spirituals will be incorporated into parts of the traditional service. An interfaith choir, composed of clergy and members of participating congregations and led by Cantor Mandel, will sing.
The shul is at 53 Palisade Ave. in Emerson. For information, call (201) 265-2272 or go to www.bisrael.com.