Mitzvah Day/Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, January 19

Kehillat Tikvah will participate in the first Mitzvah Day/Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Monday, January 19. 

MLK Day of Service honors Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and teachings of justice through the principles of nonviolence.   We will celebrate Dr. King with volunteer projects that strengthen our community. Mitzvah Day is in the Jewish tradition of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world by reaching out to others in their hour of need and enriching their lives and the community as a whole.

Program starts 10:30 a.m. at The Renaissance Charter School, 35-59 81st St. Jackson Heights, NY, 11372 (A light breakfast will be provided at 10 am.)

Please support our food drive. Bring non-perishable, canned or packaged food (No glass bottles.)

The Big Apple Knitters Guild has put out a call for knitters and crocheters to make lap blankets for  the patients and residents of the Regal Heights Rehabilitation Center.  The blankets should be acrylic as they will be washed in very hot water, and 36″ x 36″.  Or you can knit or crochet one square, 6″ x 6″ or 12″ x 12″, or as many as you like, and members of the guild will sew them together.

See the attached Flyer. For more information, Contact Peggy Heeney at 718-803-0060 x111 or pheeney@renaissancecharter.org. On weekends, Eileen Pentel, 718-569-1887

Sponsoring organizations: Kehillat Tikvah: a Jewish Community of Hope; Community United Methodist Church; St. Mark’s Episcopal Church/Lion’s Share Food Pantry; The Renaissance Charter School; Jackson Heights Beautification Group; Muhammadi Center; Regal Heights Rehabilitation and Health Care Center; Chhaya; Senator Jose Peralta; Council Member Daniel Dromm; Friends of Diversity Plaza; the Garden School; JASA (Jewish Association Serving the Aging and other members of the Jackson Heights community.

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