MLK 2013 Commemoration Events

Special intergenerational educational programs and a service will be held on Jan. 18 and 20 in concert with Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple to commemorate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prior to these events, there will be a screening of the film Red Tails on Jan. 16.

Wednesday, Jan. 16  6 p.m. at Trinity Cathedral
Screening of Red Tails Rated PG-13
The film, starring Cuba Gooding Jr., tells the story of a crew of African-American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, and are then called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.

Snacks will be available and a short discussion will follow the film for those wishing to stay.

Related: Local Tuskegee Airmen watch own brave history at Red Tails screening (Akron Beacon Journal)

Friday, Jan. 18, 6:15 p.m. at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple
23737 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood

If you would like to carpool from Trinity to Fairmount, please contact Ginger Bitikofer at 216-774-0407.

Tom Cargill, president North Coast chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (TAI), is the guest at the 6:15 p.m. Shabbat evening service. Mr. Cargill’s father Gill was a flight trainer at the Tuskegee, Alabama base. TAI is dedicated to keeping alive the history, achievements and the importance of the original Tuskegee Airmen. A large display in Fairmount Temple’s foyer will tell the story of the Tuskegee Airmen. “Tuskegee Airmen refers to all who were involved in the so-called “Tuskegee Experience,” the Army Air Corps program to train African Americans to fly and maintain combat aircraft. The Tuskegee Airmen included pilots, navigators, bombardiers, maintenance and support staff, instructors, and all the personnel who kept the planes in the air,” according to the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.

Family friendly activities and a chance to explore the display area will be available before and after the service. Following the Oneg (a coffee and dessert reception), join members of the TAI for an informal presentation and Q&A, approximately 7:30-8:15 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 20 at Trinity Cathedral
Interfaith Sunday Morning

Please join Trinity members, friends and our neighbors from Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple for a morning of service, outreach and more. Sunday events will include:

The Rev. Carl Walter Wright, guest preacher at all morning services (8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.)
The Rev. Carl Walter Wright is an Episcopal priest and a retired U.S. Air Force chaplain. He was recently called as a Priest-in-Charge at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Pasadena, Maryland. In the 1990s he served as Chaplain to the Tuskegee Airmen/Spanky Roberts Chapter in Sacramento, California. Rev. Wright graduated from Loyola University with a bachelor’s degree in theology and Virginia Theological Seminary with a master’s degree in divinity.

9 a.m. Mostly Jazz Mass – Trinity and Fairmount Temple children choirs singing together!

10:10 a.m. Dean’s Forum
Representatives from the local chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. will be the guests at the Dean’s Forum.

10:10 a.m.
Variety of options available including several mitzvah projects (make soup mixes, assemble toiletry kits, and sort school supplies), a docent-led Cathedral tour (gather in the nave by the pulpit) and more. Click here for a list of needed school supplies and more details.