Letitia “Tish” James, the 67th attorney general for the State of New York, will keynote Temple Beth-El of Great Neck’s extraordinary Martin Luther King Jr. Shabbat service on Friday, January 13, 2023, at 7 p.m.
The annual worship service will commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic civil rights speech presented at Temple Beth-El 56 years ago. As the reverend’s important words continue to resonate with the synagogue, the community and the country, Temple Beth-El is honored to once again welcome the entire community to memorialize Dr. King and continue sharing his message—which is as relevant today.
James, an experienced attorney and public servant with impressive accomplishments, is the first woman of color to hold statewide office in New York and the first woman to be elected attorney general. When she was nominated public advocate for the City of New York in 2013, she became the first woman of color to hold citywide office. Under her direction, her office has handled more than 32,000 constituent complaints and has passed more legislation than all the previous public advocates combined.
Led by Rabbi A. Brian Stoller and Cantor Adam Davis, the service will not only include special musical and choral highlights but also readings especially selected for this meaningful, free event.
Temple Beth-El of Great Neck, the peninsula’s very first synagogue, was founded in 1928. To learn more, visit www.tbegreatneck.org, call 516-487-0900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
—Submitted by Temple Beth-El of Great Neck