Young Adult Seder
Below are a couple of my photos from the Young Adult Seder that took place last week in Berlin. It was a beautiful and inspiring evening. While I was home last weekend spending time with my family, Sarah wrote a moving piece about the Seder that we had organized with our friends, which she shared on her blog and which was also featured on JDC: In Service!
Returning home after our Seder in Berlin to Columbus, Ohio, where numerous mainstream grocery stores have aisles dedicated to Pesach food (getting Matzah and kosher for Pesach goods in Berlin was a total operation in itself!) and a family that stems from a long, unbroken chain of Jewish tradition, I felt incredibly grateful. Grateful for growing up in a strong Jewish community and family. But also grateful for the opportunity to celebrate in Berlin with peers who didn’t come from such a community or family, but are working to build that for the future. Their desire to bring to life the traditions that were lost in their own families and communities through decades of devastation and corruption is inspirational. Pesach is the perfect holiday to celebrate being Jewish, as we work toward liberating this community from its dark history.