Shabbat Shalom: From the President 01.13.17
On August 18, 1963, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. declared in his I Have a Dream speech, “Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.” This coming Monday, our country commemorates Dr. King’s birthday. I firmly believe that each of us needs to do what is humanly possible to make our community safer, more collaborative and inclusive, and increasingly civil. So as we honor Dr. King’s memory next week, please know that each of us have the unique power to repair the world, let alone our obligation to uphold the Jewish value of tikkun olam so that we may insure that his powerful words not be diluted. As Dr. King himself stated, “I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and the frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.”
None of us should ever stop dreaming.
Jeffrey K. Savit
President & CEO
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