Photo credit: Southern Foodways

Put a Tomato on Your Seder Plate

Photo credit: Southern Foodways
Photo credit: Southern Foodways

This Pesach join us in putting a tomato on your seder plate to draw attention to those in this world who are still in bondage. This past March, Tuv Ha’aretz, the Boulder JCCCongregation Bonai Shalom, and others hosted a screening of the movie Food Chains, a documentary film about the struggles of farm workers in this country, especially those who pick your tomatoes in Florida. Rabbi Marc Soloway, of Bonai Shalom, and Amy Tisdale, of Red Wagon Organic Farm, helped the audience digest the film afterward and gave ideas about what to do now in order to make a difference to these issues.

Rabbi Marc mentioned his time working with Truah, the rabbinic call for human rights, and visiting the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in Florida. Truah has created a Haggadah insert and many other Passover resources, including putting a tomato on the seder plate, to help us understand modern day slavery.

Rabbi Marc Soloway and Amy Tisdale
Rabbi Marc Soloway and Amy Tisdale

Red Wagon Organic Farm has created a fund for their farm workers, which you can donate to when you sign up for your CSA share.

Happy Passover and may we all work toward creating a more just society.

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