MLK DAY OF SERVICE and learning
MLK Day is a chance for us to dedicate a portion of our day to civic engagement and service. Thousands of people across the country come together to serve others and advance justice and social welfare. We are proud to provide a meaningful opportunity for you to engage every MLK Day of Service.
Dr. King’s legacy is one of service to our fellow human beings, but it is also of working towards racial equity and a more just society for People of Color.
This year, MLK Day of Service and Learning coincides with the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shvat, or the “new year of the trees”. This holiday, established by the rabbis in ancient times, is celebrated by eating special fruits, planting and honoring trees, and in recent decades, with environmental activism and learning.
Join us for a chance to celebrate both Dr. King’s legacy of service and Tu B’Shvat as we clean up parts of DC and then learn about environmental justice with the Jewish Earth Alliance via webinar.
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THE AFRO-SEMITIC EXPERIENCE IN CONCERT
Sunday, January 16: Building on 25 years of exploring social and racial justice through music, The Afro-Semitic Experience presents a celebration of one of America’s most cherished heroes - Dr. King - through their music.
ANACOSTIA RIVERKEEPER TRASH CLEAN-UP DAY (In-person)
Join the EDCJCC and the Anacostia Riverkeeper for a large community-wide clean-up on the Anacostia River. Appropriate for volunteers over the age of 12 with adult supervision.
FAMILY TRASH CLEAN-UP DAY AND TU B'SHVAT CELEBRATION (In-person)
Help us clean up Rock Creek Park and celebrate Tu B'shvat together. This program is for families with children under 12 years old.
LEARN ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE (Webinar)
Join us for a very special Tu B’Shvat Seder where we will celebrate the holiday of Tu B'shvat engaging in the Jewish responsibility to be stewards of this planet.