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    OFJCC Women's Seder

    In English

    When: Wednesday, 3/29/2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Where: Einstein Meeting Room (Bldg E) Room E-104

    The Seder will be held in English. For the Hebrew Women's Seder on March 27, click here.

    OFJCC Palo Alto

    This year's topic is "Choice."

    The story of the exodus from Egypt is a story about freedom.

    The women's Seder ritual creates an opportunity to infuse the Passover narrative with a woman's voice and experience.

    Join us for a warm evening of sharing, singing and reading inspirational words and stories. We will celebrate the Passover traditions from a feminist perspective, and think about ways to increase freedom in our world. A vegetarian kosher-style dinner will be served.

    Facilitated by Tova Birnbaum and Elan Loeb. 

    OFJCC Palo AltoTova Birnbaum is the Director of Jewish Content at the Oshman Family JCC. She was born in B'nai B'rak in an Ultra-Orthodox home and was one of the founders of the BINA Secular Yeshiva in Tel Aviv. Tova is also a faculty member of the Mandel Educational Leadership Program and a Senior Jewish Education Specialist at JCC Association. She has previously served as the Central Shlicha (emissary), Director of the North America Region of the World Zionist Organization. Tova is a Judaic studies teacher, Theater Midrash workshop facilitator, and a secular Jewish life cycle ceremonies officiant. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and Jewish philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a master's degree in theater from Tel Aviv University. She and her husband, Yishay, are the proud parents of six-year-old Arya and baby Talya.

    OFJCC Palo AltoElan Loeb (they/them) is a musician and educator based in the Bay Area on Ramytush land. They are the Music Specialist and Song Leader for the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto. Elan is proud to be in the second cohort of the Creative Facilitator Training through Jewish Studio Project. They received their BA from Cornell University in 2017. In 2020, they created Tzedakah Songs: Jewish Songs for Justice, a project that hosted musical fundraising events for social justice causes. They are on the organizing team for Kol, a retreat for Jewish music across the diaspora.



    סיפור יציאת מצריים הוא סיפור על חירות.

    סדר נשים הוא הזדמנות עבורינו ליצוק בתוך סיפור הפסח את הקול והחוויה שלנו, הנשים.

    מוזמנות בחום לערב שכולו קהילה, חיבור, שיתוף, שירה ושאיבת השראה ממילים של נשים חכמות . נציין את מסורות הפסח מנקודת מבט פמיניסטית, ונשוחח על הדרך בה גם אנו יכולות להגדיל את החופש עבור נשים בעולם.

    תוגש ארוחת ערב צמחונית (כושר סטייל)

    הארוע מתקיים פנים אל פנים (לא וירטואלי)


    Wednesday, March 29
    7:00–9:00 PM
    Einstein Meeting Room (Bldg E) E104
    Contact: Tova Birnbaum | [email protected]


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