Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Black-Jewish Seder

I documented the second annual American Jewish Committee's Black-Jewish Unity Passover seder, in conjunction with Operation Understanding and other local groups, at the 6th & I Historic Synagogue, in Washington DC.

The Passover seder was co-led by Rabbi Shira Stutman of Sixth & I Synagogue, Pastor William  Lamar IV of Metropolitan AME Church, and Pastor Daryl  Kearney of Turner Memorial AME Church. Discussions relating to the holiday, focused on themes of liberation and social justice, were led by program director Avi Edelman and students from OUDC. Combined choirs from Sixth & I, Metropolitan AME Church, and Turner Memorial AME Church performed sacred music rising from the African-American and Jewish traditions.

Peace. Shalom.

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