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Free public event to honor legacy of MLK, West Palm Beach

In January, the nation celebrated the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday. Now, in April, his wisdom and foresight are remembered to commemorate the anniversary of his death, as the community honors his legacy.

The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, in collaboration with Palm Beach Atlantic University, is hosting an evening of reflection, inspiration and community on Thursday, April 4 at 6 p.m. at the DeSantis Family Chapel, 300 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.

The event is free and open to the public, however advance registration is required at

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Highlights of the event include:

  • Artistic performances: Experience Dr. King's wisdom through captivating dance and spoken word montages performed by students.
  • Musical tribute: Be uplifted by the stirring harmonies of the Young Singers of Palm Beaches.
  • Readings of Dr. King’s teachings: Witness the timeless wisdom of Dr. King through readings by Black and Jewish students.
  • Tikkun Olam (Repair the World) Awards: Join as we honor three individuals whose actions contribute to creating a tolerant, just and compassionate world in the Palm Beaches.

For more information, visit or contact Jeff Dawson at or 904-657-6893.

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Mary Lou Cruz

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