Date(s) - 03/28/2021
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
As we head into our second quarantined Passover, a year of accumulated grief is hitting. So many of us have lost so much as the pandemic has shown and sharpened the co-existing plagues of our day: racism, apartheid, injustice. While we can’t see each other in person for seder this year, it feels more important than ever that we have a chance to be with each other.
That’s why I’m so grateful the JVP-Seattle chapter is hosting our broader JVP community for a virtual Passover seder on the second night of Passover, Sunday, March 28. I hope you’ll join me there.
Passover is about freedom. Each year we tell ourselves about the Israelites finding liberation out of Mitzrayim, the narrow place. It is both a story about the long and grueling journey to reach freedom, and a story about the inevitability of finding that place if we strive for it together. This year, we need both reminders: There is a long road ahead in the struggle for justice, and we’re on that road, together, toward freedom.
The JVP-Seattle chapter has been hosting participatory seders for 15 years, and the beautiful music, ritual, and politics of the night will ground us in community, remind us of the work ahead, and renew us for that purpose.