In a few days we will be telling the story of the exodus of Egypt at our Passover seder. But can we relate to our enslaved ancestors who lived more than 3,300 years ago?
Slavery Past and Present – A Pre-Passover Presentation
In a few days we will be telling the story of the exodus of Egypt at our Passover seder, recalling how “we were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt”. But living in the comforts of the US in 2010, can we relate to our enslaved ancestors who lived more than 3,300 years ago? Well this year you can!
This coming Thursday morning, March 25th, Mr. Francis Bok will retell his story of his own experiences as a child slave in present-day Sudan. His story will fascinate you but more importantly allow you to relate to the Passover story with a whole new meaning. The event will be held at the Westin Westminster, 10600 W. Westminster Blvd., Westminster from 7:00 am to 9:00 am and the cost is $13.00. SPACE IS LIMITED so please register at www.theChabadHouse.com.
The Jewish Agency for Israel will hold a special Passover seder for hundreds of Ukrainian refugees who are staying at the organization’s Aliyah (immigration to Israel) processing centers in the region and are preparing for their departure to Israel. In addition, The Jewish Agency will also host special seders in Ethiopia for its future olim (immigrants) set to make Aliyah.
Some 3000 years ago, we were an enslaved people yearning for liberation from a tyrant. With the Haggadah, every year we gather to start our calendar anew by retelling the saga of the birth of the unbreakable soul of our nation.