Why is this night different from all other nights?


Why is this night different from all other nights?

Last year I had a wonderful experience volunteering as a table host at the one-of-a-kind Third Night Passover Seder hosted by Holy Blossom Temple and sponsored by Ve’ahavta.  Acting as a table host is a rewarding opportunity to meet and greet a diverse group of community members,  to serve wholesome traditional foods, and to facilitate thought-provoking dialogue among Seder guests.  And a fun photo booth! The Seder is co-lead by dynamic community leaders including clergy and educators. Anyone looking for a meaningful evening and an innovative and inclusive Seder experience is encouraged to sign-up a.s.a.p.

Ve’ahavta is a Jewish charitable social service organization dedicated to promoting positive change in the lives of people of all faiths who are marginalized by poverty.

Third Night Passover Seder ‒ event description: Let all who are hungry come and eat! Celebrate our collective liberation and freedom! Join the annual Community Passover Seder for an evening of music, storytelling and feasting. All are welcome regardless of background, belief or economic means.

This year….coming soon…Monday, April 2, 2018!

Third Night Passover Seder promises to be a night to be remembered. Including all-time favourite Passover treats enjoyed year, after year, after year. Kedem grape juice and Passover fruit jellies, macaroons and Kosher for Passover Streit’s Matzos.

I’m looking forward to seeing many familiar friendly faces from Ve’ahavta and from the community; together we will recite the blessing of Shehecheyanu  as we celebrate Third Night Passover Seder 2018.

And indeed an enlightening evening of many blessings it was. The smiles and gratitude will linger in our memories until next year.

For more information about this event including volunteer registration contact https://veahavta.org.

The blurb below was posted in April 2017 on Ve’ahavta Facebook page as a volunteer – impact statement.

“Third Night Passover Seder ‒ an inspiring and engaging evening of community, including a delicious festive dinner, a myriad of tradition, storytelling, familiar music and an abundance of Chesed. The packed banquet Hall of Holy Blossom Temple was filled with familiar Passover delicacies, historical and contemporary insights and the warmth of a wonderful inclusive community – a meaningful celebration of our collective journey toward freedom and social justice. Please join us next year as we continue to extend our Passover traditions, blessings and Tikkun Olam from generation to generation!”

-Liz Pearl

If I am not for me, who is for me; and if I am (only) for myself, what am I. And if not now, when?

– Hillel, Ethics of the Fathers, 1:14

Food for thought: What will be on your Seder plate this year? Traditional or DYO (design your own)?

Chag sameach! Happy holiday!


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