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BJBE Honors Dr. King With Service Projects

Deerfield congregation organizes more than 100 members to participate in six projects in Deerfield, Highland Park, Highwood and Lake Forest.

Watch the highlights of BJBE's day of service to honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Watch the highlights of BJBE's day of service to honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr.


Members of the Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim’s social action committee hoped to get 30 people together for service projects today in honor of Martin Luther King Day and more than 100 showed up.

That gave event organizer Kelly Goldberg a good problem. Originally the group was meeting at the synagogue and fanning out into the community working at the West Deerfield Township Food Pantry, Bernie’s Book Bank in Lake Forest and the Deerfield Public Library.

As and more and more people signed up, Goldberg got on the phone and added Gidwitz Place for Assisted Living in Deerfield, the Moraine Township Food Pantry in Highland Park and the Nuestro Center in Highwood.

Listen to Goldberg talk about the effort and see some of what the group did on a Patch video.

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