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The Long Road to the Promised Land: Social Justice Perspectives on Home Seders - Description

Naomi Abelson and Rabbi Sue Levi ElwellJoin Naomi Abelson, Social Action Specialist, and Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell, Worship Specialist, for a webinar on March 23, 2010.

Is participation in the seder ritual a liberating experience for you? Martin Luther King Jr. wrote, "We still have a long, long way to go before we reach the promised land of freedom" and challenged us to envision a world of greater justice (The Open Door Haggadah, p. 62). Join Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell, Worship Specialist, and Naomi Abelson, Social Action Specialist, as we explore several ideas for deepening the experience and raising the consciousness of those gathered around your seder table.


Lea Reiter

March 17, 2010
11:57 AM

I suggest raising awareness of the plight of immigrants in this country. Over 1,000 immigrants go into "detention" each day. They are housed mostly by private prison companies without the rights afforded to a dog. They are routinely denied medical care and basic human rights while Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents look the other way. 107 immigrants have died in detention in the past 5 years, many due to lack of proper medical care while ICE agents have gone to great lengths to cover up their neglect and abuse. Don't take my word for it. Read Nina Bernstein's articles in The New York Times. Our draconian immigration laws deny due process to immigrants and require mandatory detention for those fighting deportation. This treatment applies to the asylum seeker who is sure to face torture and abuse back in their native country. It's an outrage and it must be stopped. Follow me on twitter for the latest immigration news and spread the word. @leareiter


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