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Heschel-King Festival

Heschel-King Festival

Friday, January 4, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 9:30 PM (EST)

Heschel-King Festival

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Registration-Free Admission Ended Free $0.00
Support the Festival As You're Able:$18-$180 Suggested Range Ended
Lunch & Dinner on January 5 Ended $15.00 $1.82
Lunch on January 5 Ended $5.00 $1.27
Dinner on January 5 Ended $10.00 $1.54
Raffle Ticket for Heschel-King Photo Ended $20.00 $2.09

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Event Details


  • If you have not pre-registered, we can not assure you of entrance to the festival.
  • There are some limited day of event registrations and we will do our best to accomodate as many walk-ins as possible.
  • If you have not pre-ordered meals for Saturday, there will not be other meals available at the Festival.

The Heschel-King Festival is a 2-day series of programs to celebrate and learn from the lives, work, and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and to inspire and mobilize the Philadelphia community in addressing the issues of today. On January 4-5, 2013, civic leaders and area artists will present workshops,  public forums, and interfaith services—along with music, conversation, and performances.  The Festival will feature two close colleagues of Dr King - Dr. Vincent Harding, civil rights historian and scholar and Ms. Dorothy Cotton, education director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference during the ‘60s- as well as Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun magazine, who studied with Rabbi Heschel. They will join with other contemporary activists in exploring the meaning of the Heschel-King partnership for this generation and how we can work together to create an inclusive, just, peaceful society.

For more information on the Festival and Program Schedule, click here

We have chosen to not charge registration for this event, so that we are able to welcome as broad a community as possible without any financial obstacles. The costs of organizing the event are considerable, however. We invite you to join us in an economic expression of "The Beloved Community", a phrase frequently used by Dr. KIng:  SHARE WHAT YOU CAN TO MAKE THIS FESTIVAL POSSIBLE.  If you are able, share a bit extra to support those who are not able to contribute much.  No one will be turned away.

Buy a Raffle Ticket to Win a King/Heschel Photo OR Children's Book. The iconic photograph of KIng walking arm in arm with Heschel in the front row of marchers at Selma will be beautifully framed and signed by the keynote speakers at the Festival. "As Good as Anybody: Martin Luther King Jr and Abraham Joshua Heschel's Amazing March Toward Freedom" is a must read for children on the civil rights movement. Purchase one or more raffle tickets ($20 each) at the Festival.  Help Fund the Festival!

King & Heschel walking together in civil rights march

Raffle Prize: KIng (4th from right) & Heschel (2nd from right) in Selma March.

Have questions about Heschel-King Festival? Contact Heschel-King Festival

When & Where

Mishkan Shalom Synagogue
4101 Freeland Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19128

Friday, January 4, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 9:30 PM (EST)

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Heschel-King Festival

Mishkan Shalom (Sanctuary of Peace) synagogue, along with many other faith and community groups, have joined together to co-sponsor the Heschel-King Festival and to bring it to the greater Phialdelphia community.

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