JCUA celebrates Passover with the popular Freedom and Justice Seder. We remember and celebrate the important work of social justice and that work that remains to done.
As the Haggadah says, “from generation to generation, each of us is obligated to see ourselves as though we personally had just been freed from slavery.”
We must remember the past to understand today and to protect our tomorrows. Therefore, in each generation and each year, we retell the story of the exodus to our children and to our grandchildren, in order that they, too, will understand the pain of slavery and the value of freedom.
Our story is the story of all people who have ever been in bondage, and this story compels us to work toward freedom for those who remain physically, spiritually, or economically enslaved”
Please feel free to use this haggadah or pieces of it at your own seder. As we celebrate our freedom from slavery, let us remember our commitment ending current oppressions. A happy and healthy Pesach to all.
At 31 pages in a free downloadable PDF, the Haggadah includes all the elements of a traditional Passover Seder, with a social justice focus.
In the JCUA Haggadah, the four cups of wine represent:
- Food justice
- Economic justice
- Housing justice
- Immigrant justice
The Haggadah includes:
- Miriam’s Cup
- The origin of the orange on the seder plate
- Inspiration from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel
At this season of Passover, Easter and the birth of a new spring, JCUA wishes you and your family the best.