UH to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. at Shabbat service on Jan. 14

Rev. Dr. Allen Dwight Callahan

United Hebrew Congregation will commemorate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a Shabbat service at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14 in the Millstone Sanctuary, located at 13788 Conway Road in west St. Louis County.

“It is an honored tradition at United Hebrew to call to mind Dr. King’s message and inspiration through our annual service of commemoration. His vision helped to shape American society and his work led us on the path of fulfilling the ideals upon which our country was founded,” said Rabbi Howard G. Kaplansky. “It is equally important that we dedicate ourselves to the realization of his ideals.”

The congregation also welcomes guest speaker, Rev. Dr. Allen Dwight Callahan, Visiting Professor of New Testament at Eden Theological Seminary, and the dance troupe, God’s Prophetic Vessels.

Cantor Ron Eichaker, Rabbi Brigitte S. Rosenberg and members of the U.H. choir and congregation recently participated with Callahan and the dance troupe in an interfaith workshop and service at the “Beloved Community Conference” held in October at St. John’s United Church of Christ on Grand Boulevard.

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Rabbi Rosenberg said that it was an honor to participate in the interfaith service at St. John’s, adding, “We are so pleased that we will again have the opportunity to join together in worship as we take another step forward on the path to fulfillment of Dr. King’s dream.”

The service will be followed by an Oneg Shabbat dessert reception.  Both events are open to the community.

For more information, call 314-469-0700 or visit www.unitedhebrew.org.