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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.

Arthur Waskow, author, political activist, and rabbi, published his "Freedom Seder" in 1969. The "Freedom Seder" 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 the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, 800 people gathered in the basement of Lincoln Temple, a black church in 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.

Special guest announcement

Michael Tabor, activist, farmer, and organizer of the 1969 Freedom Seder will join us, speak, and share some footage of the original Freedom Seder.

We will also welcome special guest performer and activist Patricio Zamorano.

Food/Event Sign-Ups

Sign-up to bring food: www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a48acac2babff2-food1

Sign-up to help with the event: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a48acac2babff2-activities 

References:

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

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