MLK and the Jewish Community: Shared Dreams

  • 75 minutes to 1hr and 40 minutes
  • Grades: 7-8
  • Lesson Plan


We all know Martin Luther King Jr was a great civil rights leader. We celebrate his January birthday each year because he actually changed the world. We know him as a historical figure. But what does his struggle have to do with Jews today?

This lesson describes Martin Luther King Junior’s contribution to society and explores how his dreams for social justice are shared by the Jewish tradition.

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