Fri, Jan 14|
Now on Zoom!
Martin Luther King Shabbat Service
Join us for our annual Shabbat Service, celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Special Note - This service has been moved to ZOOM)
Time & Location
Jan 14, 2022, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Now on Zoom!
About The Event
Please note - We have switched to the zoom platform for this Friday’s MLK Shabbat service in order for our honorees, special guest speakers, rabbis, congregants and guests to all be together in the same "virtual" space.
Those who register (or have already registered) for the service will receive an email with the zoom link. The zoom service will also be shown on Temple’s Facebook page.
[Please note that this is an exception, not a change, to our current policy – we will continue to have our Shabbat services in-person (and livestreamed) the following week and thereafter.]
For this, our twenty-seventh year, we are delighted to be honoring the legacy of Justice Henry Frye who was our second annual guest speaker in 1997!
As part of the service, we will be showing the short documentary: "Henry Frye: From Ellerbe, North Carolina to Tar Heel Senior Statesman," with remarks from documentarian, Steve Crump. Justice Frye has dedicated his life to fighting for fairness and justice. He is the first African American to be an Assistant U.S. District Attorney and the first to be a Chief Justice in the North Carolina State Supreme Court.
Justice Frye was the first African American to enter the Law School at the University of North Carolina as a first-year student, from which he graduated in 1959 with honors. His graduation from law school began a lifetime of fighting for fairness and justice. In 1963, Henry Frye became the first African American assistant U.S. District Attorney. Five years later, he won a seat in the North Carolina General Assembly. No other African American had been elected to the General Assembly since 1899. After serving in the state House of Representatives from 1969 until 1980, he was elected to the state senate. In 1983, Frye was appointed to the North Carolina Supreme Court and in 1999, Governor Jim Hunt tapped him to be the chief justice of the state Supreme Court. This was the first time an African American had sat on the highest judicial bench in North Carolina.