MLK 2014 Commemoration Events

Once again, Trinity Cathedral has partnered with Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple to commemorate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

42moviecoverFilm Screening: 42 – The Jackie Robinson Story
Wednesday, Jan. 15  6 p.m.
Trinity Cathedral

The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. Light refreshments will be available.


Healing the Racial Divide

Friday, Jan. 17  7:30 a.m.
The City Club of Cleveland

Norton Bonaparte became the first African-American City Manager of Sanford, Florida in September of 2011. He had been on the job for roughly five months when African-American teenager Trayvon Martin was shot to death by former neighborhood watch participant George Zimmerman in February of 2012. Make reservations online.  

From Jackie Robinson to Trayvon Martin: Sanford, Florida, Then & Now

Friday, Jan. 17  6:15 p.m.
Shabbat Service at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple
NortonBonaparte23737 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood

If you would like to carpool from Trinity, contact Ginger Bitikofer.

Dr. Yohuru Williams, Chief Historian at the Jackie Robinson Foundation, will share what was going on in Sanford at the time of Jackie Robinson’s experience there, and more about Robinson’s legacy as a civil rights crusader. Norton Bonaparte (pictured), City Manager of Sanford, is credited with keeping his city calm following the death of Trayvon Martin and the trial of the man who shot him. A light dinner will follow the service and precede an in-depth discussion with both Bonaparte and Williams in a TV talk show format.

Civil Rights and the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sunday, Jan. 19
Trinity Cathedral

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:

8 a.m. Early Eucharist
The Rev. Canon Will Mebane, preaching

9 a.m. Mostly Jazz Mass
Trinity and Fairmount Temple children choirs singing together! The Rev. Canon Will Mebane, preaching

The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr.
Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m.
Guest Preaching: 11:15 a.m.


The legacy of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is not simply that of non-violent activism against the inherent injustice of discriminatory social systems and institutions but also the attendant need for individuals actively to engage in service to the other. His true legacy is that justice — if it is to be sustained — necessitates the active involvement of all the members of the community on behalf of the well-being of all constituents. The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. will preach and teach as we honor the living legacy of the great Civil Rights leader. Learn more.

 10:10 a.m.
Variety of options available including several mitzvah projects, a docent-led Cathedral tour (gather at the altar) and more. As part of the service projects, we are collecting the following:

  • New or gently used sports equipment: jump ropes, basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, softballs and gloves, tennis rackets and tennis balls. These items will be donated to our neighboring K-8 school, Marion-Sterling for recess and after-school programs.
  • Warm socks and/or $5 all-day RTA pass donations are welcome for HandsOn Northeast Ohio’s Homeless Stand Down.