February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm| $25
The National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Houston Section will hold its annual Women’s Seder on Monday, February 26. This will be the 26th year in which they invite the Greater Houston community, men and women, Jewish and non-Jewish, grandparents and parents with their children, to retell the story of the Exodus from a woman’s perspective. Once again, NCJW will honor and celebrate the part women have played in the history of the Jewish people and in the spiritual history of all people with original readings, uplifting songs, and delicious food.
The Seder will be led by Cantor Marilyn Ladin with music by Marcia Sterling and Dr. Isabelle Ganz. Cantor Ladin’s Women of Wisdom ceremony, which she created expressly for this Seder to honor women over 70, will again be featured. Laykie’s Gourmet Café at the J is catering dinner for this event. Special thanks to Sharon Rance who is a sponsor of this year’s event.
The Seder will include the tradition of reciting a special prayer for those enslaved today, a prayer NCJW urges the entire Houston Jewish community to include in their Seders as the Hillel Sandwich is eaten. The following is an excerpt from the prayer: “As we recall our time of slavery in Egypt, we place an extra portion of marror in our Hillel Sandwich to remember that in our lifetime we were also slaves during the Holocaust. Slavery continues today in the form of human trafficking. We remember those entrapped by criminals who promised them a better life here. . . . We, who are free, understand the bitterness of today’s slaves. Let us resolve to educate ourselves and the community to end human trafficking for all time.”
Check-in will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, 5600 South Braeswood. The two-hour Seder will start promptly at 6:30. The fee is $25 with no charge for children under 18. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To reserve your place, visit www.ncjwhouston.org and click on the event under “upcoming events.”
Non-perishable Passover food items will be collected and given to needy families through Meals on Wheels at the ERJCC.
To reserve your place, click here.