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Photo Credit: Matthew Christopher

Rabbi Arthur Waskow, leader and author of the original 1969 Freedom Seder, welcomes guests to the Museum's 2013 Freedom Seder Revisited

2nd Annual Freedom Seder Revisited

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 6:30 pm


*Can’t join us in-person tonight?  Join us virtually!  Click here for the live stream.*


What does freedom mean to you? Inspired by the original 1969 Freedom Seder, where hundreds of people of all backgrounds gathered to explore and celebrate freedom in the context of the Civil Rights Movement, this communal event invites you to the Passover table for an evening of commemoration, stories, and a community exploration of freedom in America today.

Featuring stories and performances by:
Jay Ansill, Fiddle
Nero Catalano, Mandolin
Alice Gatling, Performer (Gidion's Knot, Interact Theatre)
Kitty Hailey, Private Investigator and Storyteller
Eliza Hardy Jones, Vocals
Justin Jain, Performer (The Berserker Residents)
Khalil Munir, Tap Dancer and Storyteller
Andrew Nelson, Music Director, Bass
Romona Riscoe Benson, Manager, Corporate Relations, PECO
Leah Walton, Performer (Gilda Radner in Bunny Bunny, 1812 Productions)

With on-screen participation from:
Cabaret Performer Dito van Reigersberg/Martha Graham Cracker
Rabbi Arthur Waskow*, founder and leader of the original 1969 Freedom Seder
Our Museum visitors

Emcee: R.H. Levin, NMAJH Community Relations Liaison

*Rabbi Waskow served on the advisory committee for the Museum’s first 2013 Freedom Seder Revisited, and is expected to attend.

Advance registration strongly encouraged.
Kosher dinner included. 

$25/$18 Members
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Sponsored by PECO, the Louis N. Cassett Foundation, the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation, and the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation

In partnership with First Person Arts and Operation Understanding

Community Partners: Art Sanctuary, Hillel of the University of Pennsylvania, Historic St. George's United Methodist Church, Jews in ALL Hues, Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas, Inc., Repair the World: Philadelphia, Taller Puertorriqueño, and The Shalom Center

About the 1969 Freedom Seder

On the first anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the third night of Passover, the Jewish holiday that commemorates the story of the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt, this ancient Jewish story of liberation was intertwined with a current struggle for liberation for the first time: Black America’s fight for equal rights, at what is now known as the original Freedom Seder. This tradition has continued. Experience a piece of history and help to create the next chapter.


Event type:Lectures & Discussions
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