Community-wide interfaith event honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Members of Congregation Tifereth Israel and Calvary AME join representatives of other faith organizations in a March of Unity at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20. This March of Unity is in homage to the 1965 March from Selma to Montgomery in which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the march, arms linked with Rabbi Abraham Joshua Herschel.
Congregation Tifereth Israel (CTI) congregants will walk from their synagogue on Hill Road down Cottage Row to join with parishioners of Calvary A.M.E. Church. In unity, congregants of the church and the synagogue along with their spiritual leaders and representatives of other religious institutions in the community will walk to CTI.
Upon arrival back at CTI the marchers will enjoy a special performance featuring professional actors in Letters from Anne & Martin, an imagined sharing of ideas based on Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank and Letters from Birmingham Jail Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Both of these legendary figures, symbols of faith and tolerance, would have been 90 years old in 2019.
Refreshments will be served following the one-hour performance.
The march begins at 2:30 p.m. at Congregation Tifereth Israel, 40 Hill St., at the intersection of Hill Street and Landing Road in Glen Cove.