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April 8, 2017

Pre Passover Seder


The City Congregation celebrates Passover as a joyous spring holiday of rebirth and as a commemoration of the Jewish people’s escape from slavery in Egypt — without overlooking modern scholarship. For Humanistic Jews the fact that our ancestors have retold the Passover story for so many centuries is what makes the holiday significant, not the murky details of the original story itself. We retell the tale because doing so links us to our families and the generations that have preceded us.

Our text is The Liberated Haggadah: A Passover Celebration for Cultural, Secular, and Humanistic Jews, written by Rabbi Peter Schweitzer. Historically accurate, it celebrates our forebears, ancient and modern, who made the trip to freedom. If you can’t get to our Seder, download Rabbi Peter’s Hagaddah now.

Always a special treat, Rabbi Peter has compiled many haroset recipes from around the world.  Feel free to use them for your own seders, to take to families and friends, and, of course, you can use one of your choosing to bring with you to share at our City Congregation Seder

Unfortunately, we can no longer accept reservations for this Seder.

Start: April 8, 2017 1:00 pm
End: April 8, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Holiday Inn Midtown
Phone: (212) 213-1002
440 West 57th Street, New York, NY, 10019, United States
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