Axel Cruau, consul général de France à Los Angeles, will join Rabbi David Baron, founder of the Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts at the Saban Theatre, in delivering a remembrance of the victims of terrorism in Paris last week. The event is part of a free Shabbat service and performance in observance of Martin Luther King Day to be held on Friday, Jan. 16 at the Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts at the Saban Theater from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
“Extremism and racism have no place in civilized society,” said Rabbi Baron. “The legacy of Dr. King and the example of Doc Myers, who we will honor at our Shabbat service, are of men committed to unifying us not dividing us.”
Honored at the service will be Reverend Ronald V. Myers Sr., M.D., a renowned civil rights activist, founder and chairman of the modern movement promoting the Juneteenth holiday, a Baptist minister, jazz musician and American physician serving the disenfranchised in Tchula, Mississippi. Also joining the service will be Dr. J. Benjamin Hardwick, president of the Western Baptist State Convention of California, who walked with Dr. Martin Luther King in the south.
The Shabbat service will feature performances by jazz trumpeter and pianist Ronald V. Myers Sr., celebrated jazz guitarist Jacques Lesure and 14-year-old operatic singer Golda Berkman. Other instrumentalists will include Teodress Avery on saxophone, James Leary on bass and Cecil Brooks III on drums.
Other service participants will include actor, director and the producer of this event Stephen Macht, and keynote speakers Gabriel Macht (star of USA Network’s television show, “Suits”) and Ari Macht (television editor and producer of the video “Rebuilding The Delta”).
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Metered parking is available on local streets and in garages surrounding the temple. To learn more, please visit the website www.templeofthearts.org.
Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts at the Saban Theater is located at 8440 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills.