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Freedom Seder Revisited

This year's event is FREE!
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8th Annual Freedom Seder Revisited
Monday, April 6 at 6:30 pm.
This program will be virtual.

This year's event is FREE!
Donations in any amount are welcome -- thank you for any support you can give.

Suggested donations:
- $50 donation, includes Our Passover Haggadah, a NMAJH exclusive*
- $36 donation
- Or, any amount you choose!

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*Donations in this category must be made by Thursday, April 2 at noon to ensure Passover delivery of Our Passover Haggadah. Interested in additional copies? They may be purchased directly from our online Museum Store here

What does freedom mean to you?

Inspired by the original 1969 Freedom Seder, where hundreds of people of all backgrounds gathered to explore and celebrate freedom in the context of the Civil Rights Movement, this communal event invites you to the Passover table for an evening of commemoration, stories, performances, and a community exploration of freedom in America today.  

What to expect

At this interpretative seder, storytellers will share what freedom means to them through personal stories, reflections, and performance -- which they work closely with partner organization First Person Arts to develop -- in place of the traditional retelling of the Exodus narrative.

This year, we will gather over the internet for the benefit of everybody's health. Check the NMAJH website and our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts for the live link on Monday, April 6.

As always, participants will enjoy good conversation with friends old and new "around the table" where everyone will share a truly special evening. This year: over the internet, l'shana ha'ba'ah -- next year: in person!

Storytellers and Performers

    This year’s performers include a formerly undocumented comedian, a Kohenet priestess, interfaith clergy members, and an award-winning slam poet. Their stories of resilience will take you on a modern day Exodus journey – from a place of adversity to one of rebirth and renewal.  Featuring:

    • Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari
    • Ella Gluckman
    • Che Guerrero
    • Ursula Rucker and Miles Butler
    • Reverend Naomi Washington Leapheart
    • Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Leader and Author of the original 1969 Freedom Seder, Founder of The Shalom Center

    In partnership with First Person Arts  and the African American Museum in Philadelphia

    About the original 1969 Freedom Seder 

    On the first anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the third night of Passover, the Jewish holiday that commemorates the story of the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt, this ancient Jewish story of liberation was intertwined with a current struggle for liberation for the first time: Black America’s fight for equal rights, at what is now known as the original Freedom Seder. This tradition has continued. Experience a piece of history and help to create the next chapter.