JCUA’s Passover Seder Highlights Urgent Need for Immigration Reform

Nearly 200 people attended this year’s Freedom and Justice Seder, an annual pre-Passover event produced by the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs. This year’s Seder was led by Rabbi Alison Abrams, JCUA’s Director of Organizing; and Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann of Mishkan Chicago.

“This year, as we shine a light on detention, violence and discrimination—urgent issues that plague Chicago and our country—we strengthen our resolve to end the injustices that afflict the lives of our neighbors,” said Judy Levey, JCUA executive director, in her introduction.

Held at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, the Seder included all of the symbols of a traditional Passover celebration, combined with a call to use our collective power in pursuit of meaningful immigration reform. Participants read from JCUA’s customized Haggadah (view or download it here).

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Too many people are still on their journey toward the promised opportunity and liberation. JCUA’s Seder marks our collective commitment to continue the work for achieving justice and securing basic human rights for all.

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