Carol Ogusky with Arlene Rubinstein, who received Woman of the Year award

Farber Hebrew Day School-Yeshivat Akiva Welcomed State Sen. Vincent Gregory (D-Lathrup Village) Jan. 12, 2018

In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, coinciding with a continuing program focused on teaching tolerance, Farber Hebrew Day School-Yeshivat Akiva welcomed Democratic Sen. Vincent Gregory, who spoke to high school students and faculty on Friday, Jan. 12, on the impact Dr. King had on his life and political career, and how today’s youth can help perpetuate King’s ideals.

A former police officer and Vietnam veteran who grew up in Dundee and now lives in Southfield, Gregory said that King’s idea of promoting non-violence and respect for others has been an inspirational symbol for equality, and his gift of listening to people was key to his ability to affect positive change in combating prejudice.

“Dr. King was my idol, and I’ve tried to be as good a listener in my political career in order to learn from people,” Gregory said. “Continuing to educate our children is the best way to overcome hatred and misunderstanding. Young people can make a difference by learning, and working to make the world a better place.”

Hadassah Greater Detroit Recently held its installation for the 2018 Executive Board, who were installed by Evelyn Diskin, executive director.