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ONLINE – Seder for those Sheltering in Place (please register!)

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for Passover Sukkah: Seder for those Sheltering, with Rabbi David, Talia Cooper and Ariel Luckey.

This is an INTERACTIVE SEDER – so see the invite below to submit an offering of a reading, poem or song and submit before April 5.

Why is this Passover night different from all other Passover nights? For on all other Passovers, we usually celebrate sitting close together, while on this night we eat in separate houses and distance ourselves physically.

But we do not have to be distant as a community. So we are doing a celebration together on the very first night of Pesach, April 8. Register here! 

Rabbi David and Talia Cooper will lead the seder using the Kehilla Home Haggadah (HaggadahPDF). Joining us for a teaching is Ariel Luckey will join us for a teaching on what it means for us when our necessary exoduses have ended up disenfranchising indigenous people.

The seder begins at 5pm and end about 6:30pm. You can join the Zoom at 4:45 if you want to be sure you’re on and configured. You may want to print out the Haggadah in advance or use a second device to view it online.

OFFERINGS FROM PARTICIPANTS: During the seder, offerings from people who have made submissions in advance will part of the seder, done by those participants. We may not do all of them since time us a factor. These offerings can be readings, poems or songs on several seder themes below. If you would like to submit something for the seder, write it down or find a way to email it to Rabbi David before April 5 with the subject line: Offering for the Seder and Your Name. [In the flood of emails, if you don’t label the subject line this way, your offering may be lost.] These offering should be less than two minutes long. If we select yours, we will contact you in advance.

Here are the themes:

– New Beginnings
– Wine
– The Joy of Celebration
– Springtime
– Bread/Matzah/or the Breads of Native Peoples around the world
– The Importance of asking questions
– Slavery or Oppression
– The plagues of our times
– Liberation

As you are able, have your own meal prepared for eating when the seder concludes, approximately 1½ hours after the seder begins.

You may want a salad or finger salad to munch on during the seder after we say the blessing on greens early in the proceedings.

If you can, you may want the following items at your table before we begin:
– Candles and matches
– Wine or Grape Juice
– Parsley
– Salt Water
– Matza – 3 for your Matza plate
– Horseradish or Wasabi
– Charoset AND/OR Chocolate

Add other items if you wish for a full seder plate: lettuce or endive, shankbone, egg, orange

Click here to register! 

This seder is brought to you free of charge, but it’s a mitzvah to contribute to build community. If you are able to make a donation, please do so here.



Wednesday, April 8, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States