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		                                    Mitzvah Day		                                </span>

Mitzvah Day 2021 is now a celebration of the life and legacy of MLK.

Join us for Shabbat on Friday, January 15 as Billy Planer of Etgar36 speaks about how the Alabama Civil Rights trip that he leads is informed by the legacy of Dr. King and how it continues the work that he advanced. Billy is uniquely positioned to speak about how Jewish groups find their place in the legacy of the Civil Rights movement, and how the Jewish community needs to get (and stay!) involved in the ongoing struggle for equality.
 
On Sunday, January 16 and Monday, January 17 we join in partnership with Repair the World Atlanta and the Atlanta Jewish Community to provide acts of mitzvah, service and kindness for those in great need in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Opportunities from home and in person are available for young families, teens, adults and everyone in between! New opportunities continue to arise – simply pick what you like and sign up!

You can find information on volunteer opportunities here

Additionally, we have the opportunity to engage in meaningful learning as we contemplate how we as Jews can continue to support a diverse Atlanta. We hope to see you at one or more of these virtual events.

Jewish Racial Justice Literacy 101, Wednesday, January 13, 7:30 pm: This event will explore key concepts on race and racism through the lived experiences of Atlanta's diverse Jewish community. RSVP Here

Jewish Racial Justice Literacy 102, Sunday, January 17, 4:00 pm: As a follow-up to Jewish Racial Justice Literacy 101, this event will explore ways to personally address microaggressions and guide participants on how to move from intention to action. RSVP Here

A Conversation with Dr. Susannah Heschel, Sunday, January 17, 7:30 pm: The conversation will be led by Dr. Susannah Heschel, daughter of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, and include reflections and memories by way of story about the friendship and work done between Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and her father. RSVP Here

Becoming Better Allies, Monday January 18, 7:30 pm: Where have you experienced solidarity this year and when has community let you down? In this event, we will hear from advocates and activists about the most pressing issues for Atlanta's different constituencies. RSVP Here

For questions or more information, contact Samantha Berinsky, Program & Engagement Manager: 404.252.3073.

Sun, January 24 2021 11 Sh'vat 5781