Open Spirit and Ma ‘yan Tikvah Co-Hosting Seder During Passover

FRAMINGHAM – Ma’yan Tikvah – A Wellspring of Hope and Open Spirit will co-host a Seder on the Second Night of Passover in an Interfaith setting.

For the second year, Rabbi Katy Allen, will lead an interactive Seder on the second night of Passover on Tuesday, April 11, from 6:30- 9:00 p.m. at Open Spirit, Edwards Hall, 39 Edwards Street in Framingham.

Seder means “order” and it’s a dramatic yet playful dinner rich with stories, food and song.

Gabi Mezger will co-lead the Seder.

Rabbi Allen, also a member of the Open Spirit Steering Committee and the Facilitator of the One Earth Collaborative at Open Spirit, ( said that “the Passover Seder is a time to celebrate the Jewish people’s redemption from slavery. Celebrating freedom is especially meaningful during these challenging times and it’s important to celebrate this universal message with people from many faiths. The Seder begins by reliving slavery and ends by imagining what the world will be like when all people are free.”

Pastor Debbie Clark, Pastor of Edwards Church and Interfaith Coordinator of Open Spirit said “I am so excited to have this Passover Seder here, in an interfaith setting.  I love experiencing the richness of the Jewish tradition, and discovering how this powerful story relates to our world today. The food and the singing bring the story to life in such an evocative way. “

Ma ‘yan Tikvah is an independent congregation literally without walls that provides a home for those seeking a unique way of encountering Judaism though regular outdoor service.  It provides a place of hope and trust for those seeking a meaningful connection to Judaism and personal and communal experiences of the sacred through ritual and holiday observance, study, prayer, encounters with the natural world, care of the environment, righteous acts, and loving kindness.

Open Spirit is a place of hope, health and harmony – a multifaith community wellness center in the Saxonville neighborhood of Framingham offering a place to celebrate and strengthen connectedness-  between people of different spiritual traditions, between mind, body and spirit, and the earth and web of life. This program is generously funded by a Combined Jewish Philanthropies Metrowest Community Grant.

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