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The Freedom Seder: Tradition Collides with Social Action (Scholar Series: CU at the J)

Thursday, October 22
Date: October 22, 2015Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Boulder JCC
3800 Kalmia Ave
Boulder, CO 80301
Contact: Kathryn BernheimerPhone: 303-998-1021Email: kathryn@boulderjcc.org

Professor Moshe Kornfeld.

Is the Freedom Seder a book or an event? Both. In 1969, on the anniversary of Martin Luther King's death, 800 people gathered in the basement a black church in Washington, D.C. There, Jews and Christians, rabbis and ministers, black and white, used activist-turned-rabbi Arthur Waskow's newly published Freedom Haggadah to hold the first Freedom Seder. This fall, CU’s Program in Jewish Studies will host a symposium, featuring Arthur Waskow, focused on his reinvention of Passover to address the contemporary concerns of blacks and Jews. Professor Kornfeld, who is one of the organizers, will discuss this exciting project.

Thursday, October 22 | 7 pm

$12 online | $15 at the door | Free for Students

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