13th Annual Cape Verdean-Jewish Passover Seder

Top Pick March 21, 2018 Boston Free
Vila das Pombas in Santo Antao, Cape Verde (Photo: cinoby/iStock)
Vila das Pombas in Santo Antao, Cape Verde (Photo: cinoby/iStock)

Cape Verdeans and Jews. Jews and Cape Verdeans. What do we have in common? The Cape Verdean-Jewish Passover Seder is an annual event of cultural connection between these two groups that previously had little contact with each other in Boston. Since 2006, this extraordinary occasion has brought together Jews and Cape Verdeans to share and celebrate what we have learned are wide areas of commonality between our two communities:

First, we are both diaspora peoples, with the majority of each group living far from its homeland.

Second, we share a common immigrant experience here in the U.S. Third, both groups are peoples that have prevailed over tremendous hardships. Finally, surprising to some, we have a shared history: Due to two waves of Jewish immigration to Cape Verde and generations of intermarriage, many Cape Verdeans have Jewish ancestors.

The event is structured around the Jewish holiday of Passover, whose theme is the “journey from slavery to freedom,” a theme that has a resonance with the history of each group.

Join us as we celebrate the connections and shared history between the Cape Verdean and Jewish communities. At this special seder, we will share the liberation stories and songs of both Jews and Cabo Verdeanos as we explore the histories and cultures of both groups.

Tickets, as always, are free, but quantities are limited. Please be sure to order enough tickets for your guests! For tickets and additional information, click “Go.”

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
* Registration closes on March 20th
Hibernian Hall
184 Dudley St
Boston, MA 02119

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