Martin Luther King Weekend: Honor His Legacy With a Weekend of Mitzvot and Commitment to Our Shared Values

MLK Weekend featuring Joshua Nelson!

Joshua Nelson


7 p.m. Shabbat Service with JOSHUA NELSON, Kosher Gospel Singer (CLICK HERE to read more about him!)

Joshua Nelson, an African-American Jew raised in an Orthodox home, brings his unique brand of Hebrew-infused gospel music here. You have never heard Adon Olam like this!! Please note the special start time of this service.



7 p.m. CONCERT with Joshua Nelson to Benefit InterAct Cleveland’s Homeless Stand Down

Come hear what all the excitement is about – you will be singing and dancing from your seats!  It will be an inspiring concert for all ages—come clap, sing and celebrate our cultures.  The concert is open to the community.

Admission is a pair of men’s warm winter gloves or a $5 donation which will be used to purchase bus passes. The gloves and bus passes will be distributed to those in need at Interact Cleveland’s Homeless Stand Down. Fairmount Temple will be attending HSD on February 7th, and donating personal hygiene items and scarves.



MLK COMMUNITY DAY— A Morning of Music, Mitzvah and Art!

8:30 a.m.
Registration opens, light snacks and music from Trinity Cathedral’s Gateway Jazz Band.

9 a.m.
Joshua Nelson shares his personal journey through song, appropriate for all ages.  Childcare is available during this session if needed.

10:15 a.m.
Honor Martin Luther King’s legacy by participating in:

  • Mitzvah Project to support Homeless Stand Down
  • Gospel Music Workshop
  • Creative Art Expression of MLK Themes

Activities for preschoolers will also be available

11:15 a.m. – Noon
Gather as a community in song, sharing, and spirit and hear the acclaimed Cleveland BoyChoir.


RSVPs are requested for MLK Community Day.  Contact Dan Utley at 216-464-1330, ext. 115 or send an email to

Supported by the Marcia Lowenstein Sugerman Mitzvah Fund, Lenore Golden Kessler Endowment Fund, The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University in conjunction with Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

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