MLK 2023

Make the World a Better Place…TOGETHER

KICK-OFF

“Becoming a Beloved Community’ MLK Weekend Kick-off Breakfast

As part of our MLK Weekend 2023 observance in partnership with Abraham’s Table and UJA: Join faith leaders and youth choirs to kick-off MLK Weekend.

Friday, January 13, 2023 | 10:00 am

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer Opportunities- for Families, Teens, and Adults

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES for families, teens and adults. Projects to help seniors and families in need.
Complete projects in your home or at SYJCC.

Monday, January 16, 2022 | Begins at 10:00 am

For Families:

  • In Your Home- Cook & deliver to Seniors
  • At the SYJCC- Decorate and fill bags of fun for children

For Adults & Teens

  • At the SYJCC- Prepare and serve lunch to families
  • At the SYJCC- Gym and games with children living in transitional housing

To Choose a Volunteer Activity and to Register, please

PROGRAMS

Adult Program

ADL Virtual Panel

Building bridges: A discussion between the Black and Jewish Communities

The Black and Jewish communities have been the victims of rising hate directed at them. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, join ADL Long Island and the NAACP Long Island for an open conversation about how these two communities can join forces to fight antisemitism, racism and all forms of hate.

Panelists: Tracey Edwards- Long Island Regional Director of NAACP, Scott Richman- ADL NY/NJ Regional Director, and Rev. Roderick Pearson- Former President of the Town of Islip NAACP

Sunday, January 15, 2023 | 5:00-6:00 pm

To Join, please

CLOSING EVENT

From Hatred to Harmony

Keynote Speaker- Frank Meeink
Recovering skinhead, Founder and Director of Harmony through hockey and Co-founder of Life After Hate.

Monday, January 16, 2023 | 4:00 pm

At the SYJCC

After being radicalized into Nazism as a teen, Meeink served three years in prison on assault and kidnapping charges. During his sentence, he befriended many Black and Latino inmates and renounced white supremacism. He has since become an activist against hate groups, speaking at high schools about radicalization and releasing the book “Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead” in 2010.

Faith Leaders and Inspirational Music
Live in the Stage 74 Theater (streaming option available)

Questions?
For Volunteer Information, Robin Spencer, 631-462-9800, x146, rspencer@syjcc.org
All Other Questions, Bat-Sheva Slavin, 631-462-9800, x140, bslavin@syjcc.org