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How to Have a Seder That You and Your Guests Will Love
April 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rabbi Gardenswartz will run a practical workshop on how to run a seder that you, and all of your guests, will love. The seders can be the most magical nights of the year. All it takes is a little forethought and planning.
Most of us have memories of a Maxwell House seder, where the seder consisted of people reciting passage after passage in Hebrew or in English; where stomachs grumbled and people complained about being hungry, prompting inevitable pleas of can we eat yet. Then came the meal. The end. Time to go home.
How do we have a different kind of seder? Consider a seder where:
- The point is not to recite every passage, but to have thoughtful conversations about issues that concern people around the table
- It’s not only a few people reading while others are tuned out; rather, everyone is participating, everyone is engaged, everyone has something to say and is heard
- No one complains about hunger because there are delicious and filling appetizers around the table
- People of every age and stage, people of different backgrounds, including people with no background, all connect and all engage.
- The time flies by. Before you know it, three or four hours have passed, and people say that was one of the best seders I ever attended.