Synagogue to Honor Dr. King by Supporting Students Who Carry on His Legacy

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. brought light at a time of darkness, love in the face of hate, and hope to men and women of good will everywhere.  The Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas continues its annual tradition of honoring Dr. King’s life with a special service at 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17.

To inspire a new generation to live by, Dr. King’s vision and values, the congregation honors eight students at this service, one from each of the high schools on St. Thomas and St. John.   The keynote speaker for the evening will be Reverend Charles L. Brown Jr.

The public is invited to the service and to a special reception at Lilienfeld House, across the street from the synagogue, immediately following the service.

The eight students to be honored are:

All Saints Cathedral School –————————-Alexa Comissiong

Antilles School ——————————————Anika Hahnfeld

Charlotte Amalie High School –———————–Ayanna Anthony

Gifft Hill School —————————————–Tashani Williams

Ivanna Eudora Kean High School ——————–Laurence Lake

Seventh Day Adventist School –———————–Se-An Rawlins

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School –——————-Brandon Boodram

V.I. Montessori School and

Peter Gruber International Academy —————–Caroline Gaskin

These students were nominated for this award by their principals or guidance counselors, based on essays about their own sources of inspiration and contributions to the communities of which they are a part.  In recognition, each student will receive a scholarship and a special book, “Shared Dreams.”

Please note that photographs may be taken before or after the service itself.  If there are any questions, call the synagogue at 774-4312 or by email at