Freedom Seder

April 27, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Location: 

  • Sanctuary
Rev. Abhi Janamanchi
301-493-8300 x203

Join us as we partner with Am Kolel (www.am-kolel.org) and Rabbi David Shneyer for a Freedom Seder.

Some history of the Freedom Seder:
Arthur Waskow, American author, political activist, and rabbi associated with the Jewish Renewal movement, published his "Freedom Seder" in 1969.

The "Freedom Seder" was the first widely published Passover Haggadah that intertwined the archetypal liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Ancient Egypt with more modern liberation struggles such as the Civil Rights Movement and the women's movement.

In 1969, on the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, 800 people gathered in the basement of Lincoln Temple, a black church in Washington, D.C. There, Jews and Christians, rabbis and ministers, black and white, used Waskow's Haggadah to hold a Freedom Seder. 

Join us as we continue and pay respect to this tradition that honors and builds the Beloved Community.

References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Waskow

https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/04/04/397323302/in-freedom-...