Queens Jewish Studies Virtual Social Justice Seder 2020

In Charlotte, Hillel, Home, Queens University, Social Justice by Judy Schindler1 Comment

“This year online… next year in person.”

During this time of social distancing, we can find ways to stay strongly connected to our faith, our community and to one another. Please join Rabbi Judy Schindler and Patty Torcellini for a virtual Social Justice Seder, where we will connect our story of ancient liberation to the social justice concerns of today. From the four questions we have about the environment to the ten plagues, which no doubt will include COVID-19, our Seder will speak to today’s most pressing issues. We will reflect on who is deserving of the Moses and Pharaoh of the Year Award knowing that our American and global healthcare heroes will be high on the list.  We will find new meaning in the Seder’s hand-washing that will inspire our daily ritual and sing Dayenu to celebrate the many things for which we are grateful.

Highlights include:

Chaplain Joey Haynes will share a reflection on the bread of affliction and poverty. Dr. Cindy Kistenberg will share a dramatic reading of the women of Exodus without whom liberation never would have happened. Talli Aizenman Dippold will share reflections and wisdom from Holocaust survivors that can guide us today. Dr. Willie J. Keaton Jr. will share a reflection on liberation and racial justice.

A Power point Haggadah will guide us and a list of local caterers offering full Seder meals will be provided when you register.

Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

Time: The Seder will run from 5 to 7 pm, with a break for your festive meal from 5:45 to 6:30 pm. BYOS – Bring Your Own Seder plate and feel free to improvise as necessary.

To RSVP: Please visit: https://connect.queens.edu/attend/VirtualSocialJusticeSeder. A link will be sent prior to the event.

Please contact Talli with any questions–dippoldt@queens.edu.


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