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Please note that we will not be holding a Seder this year due to the Coronavirus. We’ll be thinking (and we welcome your thoughts) about virtual alternatives, stay tuned on the FB group / look out for communications in your inbox.
Kehilla Community Seder 2020/5780
Our Exodus; Their Invasion; Our Responsibility
with Rabbis David J. Cooper & Burt Jacobson
music by Talia Cooper
and with a special message from
As we contemplate the great migration of Jews to America, it brings to mind the Exodus story in the Torah. The Jewish trek from Europe was just a small chapter of a 500 year story of invasion of the Americas. While escape from Europe by many peoples—not just Jews—was often a life-saving event, for the First Nations of the Americas it was a genocide. As Jews on Ohlone land, what are our responsibilities if we are to honor the history of this land?
About Ariel Luckey:
Born and raised in the Ohlone territory of Huchiun/Oakland, California, Ariel Luckey is an interdisciplinary artist and educator who blurs the lines between performance, public ritual and political action. He works for intergenerational healing, reparations and collective liberation as Development Director at Sogorea Te’ Land Trust, the first urban Indigenous women-led land trust in the country, and as a lead organizer with Jews On Ohlone Land. He has performed his solo plays Free Land and Amnesia at hundreds of theaters, colleges, community centers and conferences across the country and has hosted and produced the annual arts event Thangs Taken: rethinking thanksgiving for over a decade here in the Bay Area. Ariel loves to play soccer with his sons and derives great pleasure from dancing, dark chocolate and California sea otters.
We are excited to work with Sacred Kitchen to offer a delicious Sephardic Seder Menu, mostly organic, completely vegetarian, with gluten and dairy-free options.
All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.