Big Jewish Ideas for Passover: A Day of Learning and Art Exploration

Top Pick April 3, 2022 Boston $18.00 - $25.00
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The Vilna Shul and the Hadar Institute have teamed up to help you prepare for Passover. Join us for a community-wide lecture, parent-child learning, a puppet-making workshop and a community lunch outdoors. From multiple perspectives, we’ll explore key questions of memory and identity at the Passover seder.


10:30 a.m.

Remembering Our Exodus: An Interactive Workshop for Families with Children Ages 5-12
Rabbi Ethan Tucker, president and rosh yeshiva at Hadar

Remember that time your parents woke you up in the middle of the night to rush you out of Egypt with just a backpack full of belongings? Remember all those crackers you had to eat? Remember when the sea split? No? Well, that’s funny because the Torah says that we all left Egypt! During this family learning session, we’ll discuss the importance of remembering the Exodus as if we were all physically there. Bring your questions, memories and curiosity!

12 p.m.

Community lunch on Patio Plaza

12:30 p.m.

Open House or Members Night: Whom to Invite to the Seder? A Community-Wide Lecture
Rabbi Ethan Tucker

During the Passover seder, Jews all over the world narrate their story in the first person, proclaiming, “We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt,” literally reconstructing our identity and purpose each and every year. And yet, precisely for that reason, the seder is an evening where so many Jews have the instinct to share this story and bring others into the narrative. Which is it? Should the seder focus on the particular qualities or on universal themes? We will explore this question by examining sources about non-Jewish attendance at a seder and how to think about the competing values behind the details.

Puppet-Making Workshop: Passover Edition
Rotem Goldenberg, CJP/JArts Community Creative Fellow

Join us for a hands-on puppet-making workshop! Leave with a handmade object for your Passover seder. While children engage in play-based programming led by a local puppeteer and supervised by Vilna staff, parents are welcome to attend the community lecture in The Vilna’s historic sanctuary.

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Sunday, April 3, 2022, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
18 Phillips St
Boston, MA 02114
$18.00 per adult
$25.00 per family

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