Date published: December 30, 2010
Journal code: JWEX
The Kehillah of Lower Merion, a program of the Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education/Jewish Outreach Partnership, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, is teaming up with Upper Darby High School and Boys' Latin of Philadelphia Charter School to honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr.
On Monday, Jan. 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the three organizations will come together at Upper Darby High School in Drexel Hill to continue the legacy of this religious leader and civil rights activist.
Members of the community can register that day to participate in a number of hands-on activities including: recording books on tape for "Philadelphia Reads"; giving blood through a Red Cross Blood Drive; making lunches for shelter residents; shooting "Hoops for Haiti," a beneficiary of the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund; painting murals; and beautifying school bathrooms.
Participants in this Day of Service are encouraged to bring donations of food, books, toiletries, school supplies, winter outerwear and formal wear for young adults to the school that day.
These donations will benefit local shelters, food banks and other organizations in the Upper Darby community.
Prior to Jan. 17, donations will be accepted at the following sites: Adath Israel; Congrégation Beth Am Israel; Beth David Reform Congregation; Boys' Latin of Philadelphia; Kaiserman JCC; Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy; Christ Lutheran Community Church; Main Line Reform Temple; Suburban Jewish Community Center-Bnai Aaron; and Temple Beth Hillel/Beth El.
On-site registration will begin at 10 a.m. on Jan. 17.
To register for the Blood Drive, go to: www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: 12926.
For more information about this program, call Cheryl Baristi Erlick, director, Kehillah of Lower Merion, 610-578-9000, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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