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Apr
8
Wed
First Night Young Professional Passover Satellite Seders
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Seder Plate

Not making it home for Passover this year? Want to attend or host a seder?

Our Satellite Seders are Wednesday, April 8 and our EDCJCC Community Seder is Thursday, April 9. If you’re sticking around DC, you won’t be alone this Passover!

Register by March 30: http://bit.ly/satellite-seders-2020

EntryPointDC is once again running our Satellite Seder program! For the first night of Passover we’ll set you up with the other 20-and-30-somethings looking for a Seder around your age and near your neighborhood.

Satellite Seders are for people who:

  • Want to attend a Seder at a 20-and-30 somethings home
  • Want to host a Seder
  • Want to do a mitzvah and include a new face (or several) at their Seder

Unsure about hosting? We can connect you with everything you need to host a Seder including: nourishment options to help provide ingredients and food items for your Seder through OneTable, suggestions about how to host a Passover potluck, and any Passover Seder materials you may need. Email stacym@edcjcc.org for more information.


IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER:

  • One person per registration form. Your friend/spouse/neighbor/cat/alien-from-outer-space must fill out their own form.
  • If requesting to be placed with another person, that person must also request you. We will do our best to fulfill requests.
  • Registration closes Monday, March 30. No late registrations will be accepted.
  • If your situation changes please let me know immediately so the groups are accurate. We will not be able to make changes after groups have been assigned.
  • Note all Seders may not start at 7:00 pm, times will vary depending on host

The EDCJCC is also hosting our annual Second Night Community Seder on Thursday, April 9. There will limited tickets at a special young professionals rate and we will seat all young professionals together at tables. Register Here.

Satellite Seders has a $5 administrative fee as we personally match our groups based on age, location, and observance level. If this would prevent you from participating please email me.

Apr
9
Thu
EDCJCC Virtual Second Night Seder 2020
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Due to COVID-19, we’ve had to rethink Seder 2020.

This year, Jewish Life & Learning and GLOE – the Kurlander Program for GLBTQ Outreach and Engagement, have joined forces to bring our community seders to the safety of your homes. Our community seder will be the same open, welcoming, pluralistic celebration of freedom you’ve come to expect from the EDCJCC – but this year it’s virtual!

Throughout the seder, there will be opportunities for sharing in small groups, building community, and reflecting together or individually. Throughout the Seder, we will break out into small “tables” of people to allow for socializing. When you register, you will be able to request to be at an  EntryPointDC (20s and 30s young professionals) table or a GLOE table or to list another family/friend group.

As always, we welcome interfaith, LGBTQ, and other traditionally marginalized voices to our virtual seder table. This year’s seder will be led by Amanda Herring, Manager of Jewish Life and Learning at the EDCJCC; Ari Jacobson, song leader; and members of the GLOE Committee.

We will go through the steps of the Seder, skipping over the meal, and then break into our tables at 8:00 PM where you’ll have the chance to eat over video or go offline to eat with your household. We will provide resources for completing the prayer after the meal and the search for the Afikomen on your own after the meal.

Click on the TICKETS button to the right to register and get the login information!

Seder Leader Bio:

Amanda Herring, MA
Manager of Jewish Life and Learning

Amanda joined the EDCJCC in January 2020, she has been educating through immersive experiences and food-related programming for the past ten years in Virginia, DC, and New York. She completed her master’s in Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts at the George Washington University and her undergraduate studies in Political Science, Jewish Studies, and International Studies at Virginia Tech. Amanda has worked at Hillel, Birthright, OneTable and most recently started a publishing company designing educational tools for Jewish Educators, she is the co-creator of The Jewish Planner. Amanda is thrilled to bring her passion for Jewish education, sustainability, and embodied experiences to the EDCJCC.

Seder FAQ

Joining by Zoom:
Try to log in about 5 minutes before Seder starts to ensure you’re all set up. Make sure you have adequate lighting on your face, not behind you creating shadows. You will be on mute when you enter, and unless you’ve been asked to lead a portion of the Seder, we ask you to remain on mute as long as we are in a full group. When you go to your breakout rooms, you’ll be unmuted and can share at your virtual “table”.

Do I have to be Jewish to attend? (Observant? Old? Young? Ashkenazi? Sephardic? etc.)
Nope. We welcome everyone who would like to join our community-wide Seder and celebrate Passover’s lessons of freedom! In fact, every year, we have a beautiful mix of people. Some are Jewish, some are not. All are welcome, and (if they choose) can easily participate in a variety of ways – singing, reading, discussing ideas, or just generally being among the community.

What if I don’t read Hebrew?
Not a problem. Most of the Seder is in English, and readings in Hebrew also appear in English transliteration.

Is there a dress code? What should I wear?
There is no official dress code. Most people dress as they would for a family Seder or holiday – dressed nicely, a little dressed up, but not overly formally. (For many people that could mean a button-down or sweater, a skirt/dress, a jacket, slacks, etc. Most people do not wear jeans.) Please wear what feels appropriate to you to celebrate the holiday.

Is it appropriate to have kids in the room?
Yes! The Seder is not specifically a “kids” Seder, but our atmosphere is fun and festive! We welcome all who would like to participate.

Was your question not answered? Email Amanda so we can help!