Annual 2nd Night Community Pesach Seder
Apr 15, 2014 - 6:00 pm
57 Bethune Street
Ma’ariv service will be at 6:00 PM. The Seder starts at 6:30 PM.
This year the central theme of liberation will have extra resonance as we join with RUSA LGBT in offering a special welcome to Russian-speaking LGBT Jews. Along with Rabbi David Dunn Bauer, Director of Social Justice Programming, and CBST Cantorial Solist Re’ut Ben-Ze’ev, the Seder will be co-led by Cantor Maria Dubinsky.
At Passover we remember our people’s slavery in Egypt under Pharaoh and we consider how oppression and liberation have played out over the course of history. The frightening abuse of LGBTQ Russians along with the assault on our people in Uganda and Nigeria remind us that these themes have lost none of their relevance.
The Seder is our opportunity to celebrate courage, resilience, and the joy of community. We’re excited about singing and interpreting the Haggadah in English, Hebrew, and Russian, and sharing a wonderful catered meal (with vegetarian options).
Cost: $80 for Members, $100 for Nonmembers, children 1/2 price.
Register online - The deadline for registration is extended: Wednesday, April 9th :
Note : If you are vegetarian or have any other dietary restrictions we should know about, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Or, you can download our registration form and Chamets forms and mail them back to us:
SEDER MEAL MATCH: If you are hosting a Seder (1st or 2nd night) and have room around your table, or if you are looking to attend a Seder at someone’s home, please contact us and we will do our best to “Match” you! Note this is for CBST members only. Email coordinator Judy at email@example.com
Cantor Maria Dubinsky was born in the former Soviet Union and emigrated to Israel from Moscow in 1990. She attended high school in Tel Aviv, and after service in the Israel Defense Forces, Cantor Dubinsky earned her bachelor degree from the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem. She began studies at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion School of Sacred Music in 2005 and was invested as cantor in 2010. Cantor Dubinsky was student cantor at Union Temple in Brooklyn and most recently was the cantor at North Shore Synagogue in Syosset, NY. In addition to her worship leadership, Cantor Dubinsky has taught students of all ages and has led Pesach services in the FSU, as well as volunteering at elder hostels and for the Israeli police force. She has been a member of the clergy staff at Shaarei Tefila in Manhattan since 2011. In addition to her worship leadership, Cantor Dubinsky has taught students of all ages and has led Pesach services in the FSU, as well as volunteering at elder hostels and for the Israeli police force.