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11th Annual National Rainbow Seder: Reflections on Resistance
Human Rights Campaign
Sunday, March 18, 2018
6:00 PM — 9:00 PM
1640 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington DC, 20036 United States
Now in its eleventh year, the National Rainbow Seder is one of the nation’s largest and longest-running Passover seders for the queer Jewish community and its allies, co-presented by GLOE – The Kurlander Program for GLBTQ Outreach & Engagement at the Edlavitch DCJCC and the HRC’s Religion & Faith Program. this year’s program will feature a full Passover Seder complete with a specially-commissioned haggadah (the Jewish text containing the Passover story) retelling the traditional tale of Jewish triumphs of resistance alongside the hard-fought progress made by the LGBTQ equality movement over the past decade since the National Rainbow Seder’s inception. Leading our Seder is NYC-based transgender activist, blogger, and speaker Abby Stein, the first woman—and the first openly trans woman—to be ordained by an Orthodox institution, having received her rabbinical degree in 2011, before coming out as transgender.
We’ll enjoy a special Passover meal as we read our own Haggadah and perform its festive rituals with the Jewish LGBTQ community and our friends – finding inspiration from Jewish history to continue our own acts of resistance to adversity that empower and liberate our communities today.