Community Seders Passover 2024

Passover 2024

Passover 2024


The events of October 7th, 2023, still hang as a cloud over all of us. Our homeland was attacked and, while the war continues to wage on, there are still over 134 hostages in Gaza with no end date in sight. Never since the Holocaust have nearly 200,000 Jews been displaced and are now refugees in their own homeland!

As spring approaches, this is the time of year that Jews around the world begin to think about Passover planning. The grocery stores will soon be stocked with Kosher for Passover aisles. We will ask ourselves, “How many will be at our Seder table this year?” What will we serve? Do I need to borrow chairs? This year we have another question, unfortunately, “where and how can those displaced individuals celebrate the ancient tradition of celebrating the Festival of Freedom?”

MAKOM Communities, a Jewish National Fund-USA affiliate organization, is working in Israel to create community seders for those who have been living in one room for months, scattered in hotels throughout the country.

There is no indication or time frame for when tens of thousands of people will return to their homes or communities. Surely, they will not sit at their own tables. For many, they will not have the privilege of sitting with husbands, daughters, sons and children as has been the usual practice. Some will be in the army, some displaced to other shelters and still others might be hostages in Gaza. This year, as we read the Hagaddah, the words of “LET MY PEOPLE GO!” has even more meaning.

We all have the opportunity to make an enormous, impactful difference by sponsoring a community seder through MAKOM and adding a virtual seat(s) at your seder. We have set a goal to sponsor a community seder for 300 people in one of these temporary enclaves. We are asking you to sponsor “a seat (or more) at the table” at a cost of $50 per seat.

Please help us reach our goal by making a contribution to our team and sharing this page with your family and friends. Every dollar we raise will make Passover a little sweeter this year!

Together, we can make a difference!


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