Harry Pickens to Commemorate Dr. King at The Temple January 14

Each year The Temple commemorates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a special Friday Shabbat Service preceding the national holiday. Although many wonderful guest speakers and programs have been enjoyed throughout the years, the 2011 event promises to be one truly worth remembering. The very special guest on January 14 at 7:30 p.m. will be the multi-talented and award winning performer Harry Pickens.

Pickens is a pianist, composer, teacher, organizational consultant and engaged citizen. His inspiring and unique recordings, concerts and workshops have touched the lives of over 250,000 people over the past 25 years.

Born in the coastal city of Brunswick, GA, Pickens currently lives in Louisville. A modern-day Renaissance man, he has integrated his many interests and talents into a unique and multifaceted career.

During the service, Pickens will give an inspirational talk evoking the courage, energy and determination of Dr. King, and will thrill those assembled with a performance on The Temple’s grand piano in the main sanctuary.

An Oneg Shabbat will follow the service.Everyone in the community is invited to be a part of this evening in honor of Dr. King and his abiding influence today.

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