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Making MLK Day a Weekend On, Not a Day Off

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’”

This weekend become part of the living legacy of Dr. King by turning your kitchen table into a table of brotherhood. Join Repair the WorldPoints of Light and the Corporation for National & Community Service in a MLK Shabbat Supper, Sunday Supper and service project near you!
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It’s not too late to live the legacy! Sign up for MLK Shabbat Supper today

MLK Suppers

From Washington State to Washington Heights, we’ve been blown away by the response to our Shabbat Suppers initiative.

In case you haven’t heard it through the grapevine, Repair the World is partnering with Points of Light, NEXT: A Division of Birthright Israel Foundation, and hosts just like you to bring the issue of education inequality to the table. Your kitchen table, that is.

By signing up to host a Shabbat Supper, you won’t just be inviting your friends over for a great meal. You’ll be hosting a conversation around the legacy of Dr. King, education inequality, and how you can take action to make your community a better place.

And we’re here to help you make it happen with our toolkit to guide you through the discussion! Be sure to sign-up by 12pm Eastern on Wednesday, January 16th to receive your toolkit via snail mail.

Even if you miss the deadline, you can receive a digital toolkit which contains two discussion activities, and an access code to screen the fabulous documentary Brooklyn Castle (before it comes out on DVD!) by emailing [email protected]!

“Shabbat Suppers” for MLK Day

During his lifetime Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. worked tirelessly toward a dream of equality. He believed in a nation of freedom and justice for all, and encouraged all citizens to live up to the purpose and potential of America. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (January 16) is a way to transform Dr. King’s life and teachings into community service that helps solve problems. MLK Day programs meet tangible needs, such as revitalizing schools and feeding the homeless; but also build a sense of community and mutual responsibility by spurring conversation. On this day, Americans of every age and background celebrate Dr. King through volunteering and unite to strengthen communities, empower individuals and bridge barriers.

In commemoration of Martin Luther King Day, the Hands on Network and Points of Light Foundation are rallying people across the country to organize “Sunday Suppers” – communal dinners that bring together people from diverse backgrounds to share a meal and discuss the issues that impact their community.

We at Repair the World love the idea of gathering around the table for conversation, of commemoration and, well, having a special meal. We also think it sounds a lot like Shabbat. In that spirit, we invite you to also host or organize a Shabbat Supper on Friday 1/13, and set aside some time during your dinner to remembering King’s inspirational legacy, and talking about how to bring it forward to today.

And guess what–there are even some Gift Certificates in it for you!


  1. Register your  Supper here and list Repair the World as your organization  The  Supper can take place anytime between now and MLK Day.  After you register, you will receive the toolkit with easy instructions on how to plan your  Supper.
  2. Let us know that you’re doing it!  We’ll send you a code for a Gift Certificate* at!
  3. Contribute a photo or post to our Repair the World Facebook page and and let us know!



*while supplies last