This is a guest post by Carin Mrotz. Carin Mrotz has worked for Jewish Community Action since 2004, as both Community Organizer and Operations Manager. She staffs Indie Jews, a vehicle for connecting unaffiliated Jews to the Jewish community’s voice for social justice.
Don’t Miss Jewish Community Action’s 10th Annual Immigrant Freedom Seder this Sunday, March 11th. Doors at 1:30, event begins promptly at 2pm. @ Mount Zion Temple, 1300 Summit Avenue, St. Paul.
Every year at Passover, Jews gather to tell the story of the Exodus, the story of our emancipation and emigration. And each year, just before Passover, Jewish Community Action hosts our annual Immigrant Freedom Seder. Now in its tenth year, the Freedom Seder weaves together the traditional elements of a Passover seder with storytelling, music, and group activities, bringing participants together to share the holiday’s message of freedom.
While past years’ Seders have focused entirely on immigrants’ and workers’ rights, this year we will also highlight personal stories from people impacted by the marriage amendment and the foreclosure crisis, demonstrating connections between the issues.
The Freedom Seder is both community-wide and multi-cultural. Just as many of us see Passover as an opportunity to host our friends and share our stories, the Freedom Seder is one of Jewish Community Action’s most proud opportunities to host our partners and allies from diverse communities. Always well-attended (last year we hosted 230 people!), the Seder is accessible and relatable to everyone.
The Seder will be led by Rabbi Amy Eilberg, with Wendy Goldberg leading songs. A sampling of traditional Seder foods will be served, and childcare is available, but please let us know you’ll need it when you RSVP. Admission is $10 to $18 on a sliding scale, but no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds.
Reservations will be taken through Wednesday, March 7th! Reserve your seat today: [email protected] or 651-632-2184.