Shabbat Tzedek with Tanisha M. Sullivan, President of the Boston branch of the NAACP


January 13, 2023


06:00 PM - 07:30 PM EDT


· Shabbat
· Live Stream


Gather with us onsite or online at 6:00 p.m. for an inspirational Shabbat Tzedek, a Sabbath of Justice, to celebrate the values of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with honored guest Tanisha M. Sullivan, President of the Boston branch of the NAACP. This service is open to people of all faiths.

Before the service, at 5:15 p.m., we will have pizza for kids and families, as well as a separate space for teens to eat and socialize. During Qabbalat Shabbat, young children will have the opportunity to leave the service for a kids-only justice learning program. After the service, everyone is invited to an onsite festive oneg catered by local Black-owned restaurants and featuring the opportunity to join in Israeli dancing.

About Tanisha M. Sullivan

Tanisha M. Sullivan is the President of the Boston branch of the NAACP, leading the organization in its fight for racial, economic, and social justice with a data-driven and solutions-oriented framework. In this volunteer leadership role, Sullivan has led efforts to build a more inclusive democracy and improve quality of life for all Massachusetts residents. She is a seasoned corporate lawyer, has over 25 years of experience in the life sciences industry, and served as the inaugural Chief Equity Officer for the Boston Public Schools. Boston-born, Sullivan earned a bachelor’s degree in government from the University of Virginia, and an M.B.A. and J.D. from Boston College. In 2022, she ran for Secretary of State in Massachusetts.

How to Participate

No need to register; just come! Join us onsite or online (on Zoom, on Facebook Live, or via Temple Israel’s livestream). Questions? Call 617-566-3960 or email

Learn more about the full weekend of events and services.

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