TAKE THE PASSOVER JOURNEY...
This year, will be a special Passover Journey for us. It will, likely, be our last in our current Gesher home. Passover is always a journey, a rumination on the past, a vision for the future. This year, more than most, we focus on wandering. We will feast our way through the Passover journey with the theater and whips that we always do, but we will also invite you to share your Gesher journey. Please come prepared, warm clothing, a pillow, for comfort. A hunger. Let all who are hungry come and eat!
First Night Community Seder: Friday, April 19, 5:30 pm
This is the most important story that we live: the passage from slavery to freedom defines us as a people. It cultivates our soulful search for justice. We confront the Pharaohs of our day and frolic in freedom. Gesher will provide the slave clothing, exit visas and a feast for our Passover seder journey from slavery to freedom. Children and adults are invited into a participatory celebration. We will role play our jobs in Egypt, build pyramids, find our way through the desert, escape through the sea and feast in freedom, (while both seriously and humorously contemplating what this means to us.) Bring pillows to sit on and warm clothing for sitting in a heated tent part of the evening. All are welcome. RSVP necessary!
Second Night Community Seder: Saturday, April 20th 4:00 pm (Especially for families with young children!)
Everyone knows "make believe." Gesher will provide the slave clothing, exit visas and a feast for our Passover seder journey from slavery to freedom. Children and adults are invited into a participatory celebration. We will role play our jobs in Egypt, build pyramids, find our way through the desert, escape through the sea and feast in freedom, (while both seriously and humorously contemplating what this means to us.) Bring pillows to sit on and warm clothing for sitting in a heated tent part of the evening. This seder is especially for families with children 8 and under. All are welcome. RSVP necessary!
Adult Seder/Shabbat Dinner: Friday, April 26, 6:00 pm
This Passover Seder is not “encumbered” by children and thus offers adults the opportunity to dig deeper into meaningful memory - into the Jewish people’s and our own individual life journeys from our own “Egypts.” Plenty of joy, and a festive, nourishing meal is assured. The Seder will be led by Rabbi Gary and Rabbi Laurie. Bring a pillow and dress warmly for Gesher’s Passover tent. RSVP necessary!
Women’s Seder: Saturday, April 27, 4pm
The journey of women and girls from Egypt to the Promised Land is one that must include our story as women (and girls) today, whether it is “me,too” or in the pain of seeing women who become leaders vilified, or in celebrating the passion of those who cry out for justice, we live in a time when we must share the fight for redemption. RSVP necessary!
Pre-Passover Work Party, Sunday, April 7, 10am - 2pm Join us in setting the stage for the Passover seder and ridding our home of chametz, transforming the kitchen. Come whenever is good for your schedule. Artistic minds and hands are especially welcome.
Let's Cook for Passover: Sunday, April 14, 10am-2pm. Hands-on Fun for all ages: make charoset, matza balls, matza kugel, and Rabbi Gary's famous homemade Pacific NW gefilte fish. Passover storytelling as we work! Come whenever is good for your schedule. RSVP here.
Bedikat Chametz: Searching for the last leavened products before Passover. Thursday, April 18, 7 - 7:45 pm. Families with Young Children are especially welcome to this Search for chametz , the last vestiges of leavened food not eaten on Passover. We use candles and feathers for searching, and make sure to find some tasty treats before we burn the rest of the chametz in a bonfire. This spiritual and physical exercise is held at Gesher. RSVP to Rabbi Laurie - 503 246-5070 or ourjewishhome.org . No charge.
Adults $36; Children (4-12) $14; Teens and Students $22.
No one is turned away for inability to contribute this much or anything at all.
"Let all who are hungry come and eat!"
Larger donations are very much appreciated as they help us provide for those who cannot pay.