Date(s) - Apr 19, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FRIDAY, APRIL 19
SPECIAL EVENT, “FREEDOM SEDER”
Begins 7:00 PM
FREE but due to limited seating, reservations are strongly recommended. Reserve:
If you have no plans for the first seder night, please join New Yiddish Rep. Their free, informal seder celebrates the struggle of all oppressed people to be free, remembering that on April 19, 1943, on the night of the first seder, the last chapter of the Jewish armed struggle began in the Warsaw Ghetto. If you want to bring food or drink, great. If you want to make a donation, beautiful. Just come, you’ll be welcome, but reservations are strongly recommended because seating is limited.
This will not be a formal seder, so don’t expect one. Eat, drink and schmooze; there are no restrictions or rules, “Khad Gadyo” if you like, or “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” Phil Ochs or The Beatles. Quote the Haggadah, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, orLao Tzu. Eat matzo or bread.
From “The Ghetto Fights” by Marek Edelman
“…during the Easter Holidays of 1940, pogroms lasting several days were instigated. The German Air Corps engaged Polish hoodlums for 4 zloty per “working day”… On the fourth day the Bund militia carried out revenge actions. Four major street battles resulted…Comrade, Bernard Goldsztejn commanded all of these
battles from his hide-out.It was…our determined stand that momentarily checked the Germans’ activities and went on record as the first Jewish act of resistance.”
Read the entire, remarkable eyewitness account at: http://www.writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis/Holocaust/warsaw-2uprising.html.