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Hundreds give service in Deerfield MLK Day events
Steve SadinSpecial to the Tribune | @sadinsteveJan. 20 10:25 a.m.
Volunteerism and final exams do not usually go hand in hand but a number of Deerfield High School students found time to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., on the eve of those very important tests.
Those students were among more than 400 people ranging in age from very young children to senior citizens participating in a day of service to honor King’s legacy by volunteering at both Deerfield’s Village Hall and Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim (BJBE) Monday.
“You can budget your time so you can take two hours off so you can give back,” said Deerfield High School senior Danny Goldberg, as he helped at BJBE to make pads for the homeless to sleep on in shelters. “We can spend a few hours helping people like he gave his life to do.”
Deerfield plans events for Martin Luther King day of service
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We feel an overwhelming sense of heaviness. I call upon our faith that demands that we pursue peace, the same prayers on the lips of the rabbis, who, moments before the attack were uttering the final words of the prayers of theAmidah:“God who makes peace in the high heavens, bring peace to us on earth.”
A synagogue! During prayers! This is not a war between states that have political conflicts. This a war waged by extreme religious ideologies that know no borders, no political solutions, no sense of reason, no humanity. Savage.
Click here for full articl in the Chicago TribuneB'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim in Deerfield is one of a number of congregations who are live streaming their High Holiday services. "We value community and this redefines what community can mean," says executive director Arlene Mayzel. (Courtesy B'nai Jehoshua Beth, Chime Costello)
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