Boston Globe, CBS Boston cover MLK Day of Service

Members of Congregation Beth El and Shoni Aronovich, director of teen education and engagement, were featured in a Globe article and a WBZ-TV piece about the January 16 MLK Day of Service organized by Jewish Learning Opportunities for Teens (J-LOFT).

The January 15 Globe article headlined “Tenets of Judaism combine with MLK’s legacy in bread baking and furniture making” noted that dozens of volunteers baked food and made furniture at home and in person and then delivered them to organizations including the SouthMiddlesex Opportunity Council, Harmony Grove Elementary School, the Sudbury Food Pantry, and Pathways Family Shelter. The event was also covered on January 15 by CBS News Boston (“Volunteers in Framingham honor MLK Jr. with day of charitable work.”)

“[The youth] grow up in a world that teaches us to take care of ourselves,” Aronovich (who is also the director of J-LOFT) told the Globe. “It’s important to break that paradigm… and start to focus on what they can do for others.”

Click here to see a PDF of the Globe article.