As we navigate a version of the traditional Passover Seder, we will explore what it means to be enslaved, how we can work to free ourselves and others and how we can use the customs that tie us together to strengthen our communities as we move into the future.
Surrounded by friends and family, Jews and non Jews, we will celebrate Passover with mouth watering food, rituals that have been passed down over centuries, eye opening conversation and plenty of wine (we’re obligated during Passover to drink at least 4 cups!)
Now more than ever in an era of fake news and digital media silos where you never have to read or hear a differing opinion, it's important to be able to talk about the issues and be exposed to perspectives different than your own to have a more well-rounded and informed view about topics.
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Mental health issues will impact each of us in some way throughout our lives; yet many people are unable to get the support they need and deserve. We're gathering around the Shalon table to explore the stigmas surrounding mental health in order to understand how we can expand our perspectives and care for our families, our neighbors and ourselves.
After a long work week, the Shalon offers community, inspiration and nourishment - enabling each of us to step away from our daily responsibilities and focus on an issue larger than ourselves. As we enjoy incredible food and drinks, we are encouraged to open our hearts and our minds to what is happening around us. Each Shalon is led by moderators who encourage us to ask questions, share our thoughts and identify the ways we'd like to get involved.
Discussing death, how we live or how we prepare for the end of life, can be challenging, but it doesn't have to be. On Friday, November 2nd, we're bringing people from all backgrounds together around the dinner table, to reflect, share ideas and inspire hope and joy.