Posts tagged seder
Creating Context: Why a Seder on Human Trafficking?

I spent an evening recently at G House, an affiliate of Larkin Street, an organization that serves young people who are experiencing and who have experienced homelessness. As we started to eat, the awkward feeling in the room began to melt away, providing a space for deep, meaningful and eye-opening conversation…

Read More
Examining modern racial injustice through a window of tradition

The story of Passover is a narrative that depicts something bigger than one event in history; the story of the Jewish exodus from Egypt is also the story of oppressed people fighting for their freedom, finding their way and building community for support in an unfamiliar place.

This year, Shalon partnered with Nourish, to host a Passover Seder for Racial Justice and invited people of all religions, races, sexual orientations and geographic backgrounds to join the conversation about the experiences that unite us as humans, despite our unique, divergent histories.

As we navigated our interpretation of the Passover Seder, storytellers from different backgrounds (including African Americans, Muslim Americans, immigrant, students, DACA advocates and many others) shared powerful, personal stories about repression, liberation, courage and faith.

Read More