Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston welcomes the Reverend Dr. Glenmore Bembry, Jr. tonight, January 13, at 6:30, for its Martin Luther King Jr. Shabbat program.
Before he retired last March, Rev. Bembry was the senior pastor of three urban churches in changing communities and was also an adjunct professor of theology and philosophy at Bloomfield College. Now he is an active leader at Montclair State University’s Black Student Union and is being trained as a certified mental health therapist at the Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis of Livingston. He recently was named the Katz Scholar there and is an active leader of its Diversity and Inclusion team. His life’s theme, he says, is “If I can help somebody with a smile or song, then my living shall not be in vain!”
Dr. Bembry was born in Hawkinsville, Georgia; he and his family moved to Newark in 1965. He graduated from Montclair State University, received his Master of Divinity degree from the Colgate Rochester Divinity Crozer/Bexley Hall Theological Seminary of Rochester, and earned his Doctor of Ministry in theology at the New York Theological Seminary. For more information, go to tbanj.org.