What’s Jewish about Martin Luther King, Jr.? – Free K-2 Program on 1/21

Looking for something to do with your children on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?

Looking for something to do with your children on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?

Ramah Day Camp, 98 W. Hintz Road, Wheeling, is hosting a free program on Monday, January 21, 2013 from 10:00-11:30am for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders with an adult. The program, entitled, “What's Jewish about Martin Luther King, Jr.?” will highlight the themes of peace, love, justice and freedom that Martin Luther King, Jr. embodied and that Judaism holds as basic values. Children will look at these themes through art, games, stories and singing.

Please RSVP to Alicia at info@RamahDay.com by Thursday, January 17th or call (312) 606-9316 to insure a space.

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Tom January 14, 2013 at 04:49 PM
Can someone tell me why there has to be anything Jewish about this holiday? This is for an asasinated African American civil rights leader. He worked for equal rights for African Americans. Why can't it just br about him? no usurping, no intruslons ... just about him.
Judy Jury January 15, 2013 at 04:22 AM
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s values and Jewish values coincide, and it's wonderful when children understand how the values of justice and peace that King held so dearly are values that their heritage also holds dearly. King's legacy is not "just about him" - it's about his values and the changes in this country he was able to make!
Tom January 17, 2013 at 11:15 PM
His values also coincide with people who are Catholic, Lutheran, Baptist (He was Baptist), Muslim, Buddhist, Episcopal, Polish, Icelandic, Tom's Shoes and Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream companies. No lectures from them. By the way, if we didn't have people to protect our country... he wouldn't have had a country to help change for the better. So, I guess, have a part of that lecture be about how other people who cherish their country too. The people who raise their hands and say, I'll do what ever my country needs so it can be safe, grow and prosper. Include how a Soldier, a Vet have those same ideals too. If, after trying to usurp his holiday, you have time. By the way, did you "raise your hand"? Have you ever been in a protest? And, I mean a real one like the ones he had to endure - not some candle light vigil.


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