MLK Day 2024 Offerings for Adults & Families

Empower change through learning and service to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy with us.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is all about turning Dr. King’s incredible legacy into community action and discovery. We invite individuals of all ages and backgrounds to join us in meaningful conversations and advocacy activities. From thought-provoking film screenings to engaging PJ Library programming, there’s something for everyone.

We welcome participants of all abilities. If you need any accommodations, please contact Jodi at


Learning for Lasting Impact

This year, our programming is focused on learning rather than hands-on service.

While hands-on service addresses the urgent needs of our community—providing meals, hygiene items, school supplies, and more to solve immediate problems—learning is the crucial first step toward a long-term solution.

Dr. King’s legacy is all about addressing systemic issues that impact People of Color. When we understand these issues, we can take the initial stride towards advocacy—an essential form of service. People of all ages can be advocates for change!


Program for Young Children and Their Families

Monday, January 15
10:00-11:30 a.m.
Owings Mills JCC (Teen Lounge)

Join PJ Library to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. through age-appropriate discussions about diversity, crafts, and story time! Please contact Rachel at with any questions.



Program for 3rd – 6th Graders and Their Families

Monday, January 15
1:00-2:30 p.m.
Owings Mills JCC (Teen Lounge)

Having difficult conversations with others can be hard, no matter your age. Join with other 3rd – 6th graders and their families in thoughtful discussion around an episode of the TV show Black-ish. Together, we’ll explore what it means to make assumptions and have others make assumptions about us. Esteemed educators from the greater Baltimore community will share the role in which micro-aggressions have in our lives and how we can use Jewish values and the power of community to combat hate and bias. Service learning hours will be available. Please contact Jodi at with any questions.




Community Offerings

If your organization is hosting a program on/around MLK Day that you would like added to this list, please submit information on this form.

East Baltimore’s MLK Day of Service 2024
Monday, January 15
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Downtown Baltimore/Baltimore City (East Baltimore/Johnston Square neighborhood)

Join The 6th Branch’s MLK Day of Service (in conjunction with ReBuild Johnston Square Neighborhood Association) on Monday, 1/15. Volunteers will be asked to landscape, remove trash/overgrowth, and help with other outside projects. The 6th Branch utilizes the leadership and organizational skills of military veterans to execute aggressive community service initiatives in Baltimore City.

Restrictions:  All ages are welcome; children must be supervised by a parent/guardian. Volunteers must wear close- toed shoes. Volunteers should dress in layers as this project is fully outside in January.

Click here to register.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service with Civic Works
Monday, January 15th, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
(Rain or Shine)

Join us for A Day On, Not a Day Off.  We have indoor and outdoor volunteer opportunities.  Outdoor Project sites will include Civic Works’ Community Landscaping, Civic Works’ Real Food Farm, Waverly Main Street, Herring Run Park and Mount Clare.  Indoor sites will include The Loading Dock and Second Chance. Individual volunteers and groups are welcome!

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BHC JUSTICE: MLK Weekend “Birthing Justice”
Sunday, January 14
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave.

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, BHC Justice is partnering with other congregations and organizations in the Baltimore area for our 7th annual moving screening, panel, and talkback. This year’s event will feature the film “Birthing Justice,” an award-winning documentary that features the lived experiences of Black women and their advocates.  This film explains and explores the racial disparities that exist in the United States in maternal health care: Black women in the United States are 4 times more likely to die during childbirth than white women. The documentary examines the inequitable structures and systems that have resulted in this racial disparity, as well as the movement to fix this broken system. Our panel will feature speakers from MOMCares. MOMCares is a postpartum Doula Program, designed to support Black mothers in the NICU who self-identify as under-supported and facing financial stressors. This event is free. Babysitting will be available. Light refreshments will be served. Please direct questions to Jacob Mishook,

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Shabbat of Love
Friday, January 19

#ShabbatofLove was created to embrace the Jewish people, spreading love for who we are. Join us as we set the table for the largest Shabbat dinner celebration in North American history on January 19th, 2024. We welcome Jews of all ages, backgrounds, and identities to come together with your family, friends, and supportive neighbors, to experience the sacred joy of Shabbat – a celebration of Jewish light and love.

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