Former NYC Comptroller, William Thompson, Jr. Special Guest Speaker at Free Synagogue of Flushing's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Event

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Former New York City Comptroller, William C. Thompson, Jr. will be the special guest speaker at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event being held on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 3:00pm by the Free Synagogue of Flushing - the oldest Reform synagogue in the borough of Queens and a National Historic Site. The event is free to the public.

Each year the synagogue gathers to observe and celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Former New York City Comptroller, William C. Thompson, Jr. will be the special guest speaker at the Free Synagogue of Flushing’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 3:00pm. The event is free to the public.

The other speakers include Kenneth David Cohen, President of the NAACP – Flushing branch and the Free Synagogue’s Rabbi Michael Weisser, who is the subject of the book, “Not by the Sword: How a Cantor and His Family Transformed a Klansman” written by Kathryn Watterson. The University of Nebraska Press will be reissuing the book in 2012. Recently, Rabbi Weisser was among those chosen to deliver an invocation at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Interfaith Breakfast.

Each year the synagogue gathers to observe and celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year’s theme is “What Would Martin Say?” regarding the issues of today. Musical performances will be by the synagogue’s Cantor Steven Pearlston with Brian Drutman on piano and by folksinger Wendy Moscow with Joseph Laureira on guitar.

The Free Synagogue of Flushing is the oldest Reform synagogue in the borough of Queens and Long Island and recognized by the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Site. The synagogue is located at 41-60 Kissena Boulevard in Flushing. It is two blocks from the subway/7 train – Main Street and LIRR/ Main Street Flushing station. Free on-site parking is available. For any questions, please call 718-961-0030 or email at free-synagogue(at)free-synagogue(dot)com

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