As in years past, you can expect:
- Story! Our roadmap will once again be The Velveteen Rabbi’s Haggadah for Pesach, which interweaves the ancient story and classical prayers with contemporary poetry and creativity;
- Drama! An opportunity for our young people to put on costumes and re-enact the Passover story with teacher and storyteller Jane Shiyah;
- Dinner! CBI member Jen Burt is catering our multi-course seder meal, which will be kosher-for-Pesach and prepared with love;
- Community! The evening will offer ample opportunity to connect with each other in community and remember why we like each other and this community so much;
- Meaning! We’ll fulfill the mitzvah of experiencing seder as though we ourselves had been lifted out of Mitzrayim, and we’ll lean in to renewed hope and possibility.
As always, the second night seder will launch the seven-week Omer journey toward Shavuot, so stay tuned for more information about that. Please RSVP today so we can order the right amount of kosher chicken and other kosher-for-Passover goodies.
While I’ve got you here, join us tonight at 7pm for St. Patrick’s Day Kabbalat Shabbat, featuring the harmonies of the CBI choir, some special melodies for this special day, and more!
Blessings to all for a sweet and meaningful Shabbat,
— Rabbi Rachel Barenblat