Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service
Temple Emanu-El of Haverhill will hold its annual service honoring the late Reverend Martin Luther
King Jr. at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017, at the Temple located at 514 Main Street in
The service, a musical celebration of freedom, faith, and inspiration, is presented by Temple Emanu-
El in partnership with the Calvary Baptist Church, Haverhill, and officiated by members of the Greater
Haverhill Clergy Association.
Dr. King’s message of human equality and engaged pluralism remains as urgent and apposite today
as when he first affirmed that people must “not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the
content of their character.” Join us as we raise our voices in musical and prayerful tribute to Dr. King
and his legacy.
The service will follow the weekly Sabbath liturgy and will include selected readings from the writings
of Dr. King. Rabbi Ira L. Korinow and Cantor Vera Broekhuysen, both of Temple Emanu-El, will
conduct the service; members of the Greater Haverhill Clergy Association will also participate. The
Temple Emanu-El Choir, conducted by Cantor Vera Broekhuysen, the Calvary Baptist Church
Sanctuary Choir, under the direction of Music Minister Joe DeVoe, and the Bradford Christian
Academy High School Choir, under the direction of Gina McKeown, will present musical selections
together in celebration of the great civil rights leader.
The service will be followed by an Oneg Shabbat (social hour). Everyone in the community is invited
About Temple Emanu-El
Temple Emanu-El is a dynamic Reform congregation with a traditional, yet creative, orientation
serving a community of diverse needs and backgrounds. Since 1937, members of the Jewish
community of Greater Haverhill have joined together to express our Jewish identities through
worship, education, social action, friendship, and socialization. As a congregation, we foster a deep
commitment to a Jewish way of life and to the future of our community. For more information about
membership, religious school, adult education, and social programs, contact Nancy LaFleur at 978-
373-3861 or visit www.templeemanu-el.org.