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Passover Seder this Friday

April 22 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dear Campus Community,

We would like to invite you to a Wheaton Passover Seder this Friday, April 22nd.  Wheaton’s Hillel, the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, the Center for Social Justice and Community Impact, the Office for Institutional Equity and Belonging, and the Office of the President are excited to extend this invitation.

The Jewish holiday of Passover celebrates the exodus of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt.  The Passover Seder and recounting of the exodus story fulfill the biblical commandment to pass this story of liberation down to the next generation.
Wheaton’s Seder will be held in Emerson Faculty Dining from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22nd.  Professor Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus and student leaders will read the Haggadah and a catered kosher meal will be provided.  No registration is required.

This community Seder is open to all–you do not have to be Jewish to attend.  Hillel and all staff offices involved are committed to creating welcoming and supportive spaces for students and all community members to practice their faith and respectfully learn about the rich traditions that exist at Wheaton and beyond.

This time of year features several major holidays in addition to Passover: Ostara, the Spring Equinox in Wiccan and Neo-Pagan practices; Easter in the Christian tradition; and this year the holy month of Ramadan in Islam spans from April 1 to May 1.  For more information on how to connect with other students observing these holidays, or with any questions, feel free to reach out to Interfaith Engagement Coordinator Caleigh Grogan: grogan_caleigh@wheatoncollege.edu or 508-286-3372.

Sincerely,
Caleigh Grogan, Interfaith Engagement Coordinator
Katie Hodes and Chloe Geller, Hillel Co-Presidents
Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus, Professor of Religion
Lenny Breton, Director of the Centers for Social Justice and Community Impact and Religious and Spiritual Life
Shaya Gregory Poku, Associate Vice President for Institutional Equity and Belonging