Gann Commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which falls on this coming Monday, January 15, the Gann community commemorated by exploring Dr. King’s legacy and its ties to Judaism with a school-wide program. Beginning in advisory, students analyzed two of Dr. King’s speeches that centered on the pivotal civil rights anthem, “We Shall Overcome.” The discussions led to the discovery of common themes emphasizing the significance of the song in the struggle for social justice and highlighting the role of faith, optimism, and perseverance in shaping the future.  

Rabbi Dena Glasgow, Director of Jewish Education, discussed the civil rights movement and Jewish Americans. She shared images illustrating Dr. King’s relationships with Jewish leaders, depicting moments such as his March across the Selma Bridge, where he walked arm in arm with philosopher and theologian Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.  

You can read Rabbi Glasgow’s speech here

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