JCRC to lead group on MLK Day march

The S.F.-based Jewish Community Relations Council is inviting members of the Jewish community to take part in the Bay Area’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. march and celebration on Monday, Jan. 20 in San Francisco.

The contingent will meet at the corner of Fourth and King streets, near the CalTrain station, at 10:45 a.m. Look for the JCRC banner. The group will leave on the 1.5-mile march no later than 11 a.m.

The march will conclude at the MLK waterfall at Yerba Buena Gardens. There, under the auspices of the San Francisco Interfaith Council, faith leaders will remember King’s vision and reflect on the continued fight for civil rights and equal opportunity. A variety of programming will take place through 5 p.m.

Those who walk with JCRC will receive a free T-shirt to wear during the march. To sign up or for more information, contact Joe Goldman at jgoldman@jcrc.org or (415) 977-7418. For information about the annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, including transportation options, visit www.norcalmlkfoundation.org.

In addition to the march, JCRC is holding an MLK Day tutor training for the Jewish Coalition for Literacy. It will take place from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto. For information, visit www.jclread.org or call (650) 847-1718.

JCRC also is taking part in the Peninsula Multifaith Day of Service, as are several synagogues in the area. The event begins with an 8:30 a.m. breakfast at a church in Burlingame, and 11 volunteer projects will start at 9:30 a.m. include serving lunch at a homeless shelter, sorting and distributing books and winter coats, and singing for the elderly.

For information, visit www.peninsulamultifaith.org or contact the JCRC’s Karen Wisialowski at kwisialowski@jcrc.org or (650) 847-1715.