Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford to Host Interfaith Passover Seder

Free Event is Open To The Public

The Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford will host "The Cathrine Fischer Schwartz Annual Interfaith Seder" to honor the holiday of Passover on March 13, 2016. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 2:00-4:00 pm at B'nai Tikvoh Sholom, located at 180 Still Road in Bloomfield. On Passover, there is a Jewish tradition of inviting “strangers” to the Seder, which is the meal that marks the beginning of the holiday.

Rabbi Debra Cantor will lead the Seder, with additional participation from several other community rabbis. Everyone is encouraged to bring a friend of another faith so that they may experience the tradition of Passover via a simple 30-minute service. Passover celebrates the exodus from Egypt, and the flight from slavery to religious freedom.

The theme of this year's Seder is social justice in our community, and the types of action we are taking to positively impact Greater Hartford. In addition to the traditional Seder plate items, coffee and cookies will be served (in lieu of a meal).

The event is supported by funding from the Cathrine Fischer Schwartz Federation Fund at the Jewish Community Foundation. Advanced confirmation is needed to attend. Please RSVP to Jo Schubert ( or 860-727-6139.


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