Martin Luther King Celebration 2018

Thirteenth Annual Celebration Event of the

Life and Work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Congregation Torat-El, Oakhurst,New Jersey,

Wednesday Evening, January 10, 2018

Theme for 2018: Overcoming Divisiveness and Learning to Listen Respectfully with an Open Mind; Change Is Not Effected by Alienating Those with Whom We Disagree, but Through Education and Communication In Order to Find Common Ground.


Donner Presentation: “Where Can We Go When We Stop Talking with One Another”
Jeff Donner, Event Co-Chair

Schonbrun Presentation: “Learning to See the Sacred in Others”
Rabbi Aaron Schonbrun, Congregation Torat-El, Oakhurst, New Jersey

Young Presentation: “Being Perfect in an Imperfect Union, an Historical Accounting: 1865 – 1965
Professor RAsheda Young, Farleigh Dickinson University

Living Word Choir: “You Deserve It”
Living Word Christian Fellowship Choir, Anthony Miller, Director

Warner Presentation: “Dr. King: Progress Through Communication and Education Requires Discussion”
Dr. Donald D. Warner

Miller Presentation: “The Art of Discussion: Making the Effort to Listen Respectfully”
Pastor Cedric Miller, Living Word Christian Fellowship, Neptune, New Jersey

Second Baptist Choir: “The Lord Is My Light”
Second Baptist Church, Bernadine Gibson, Director

Gibson Presentation: “The Values Which Hold Us Together Need to Be Taught and Learned”
Pastor Aaron N. Gibson, Sr., Second Baptist Church, Long Branch, New Jersey

We Shall Overcome