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City Winery Seder

April 2, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

$85 – $125

CITY WINERY SEDER featuring Bettye Lavette, David Broza, Betty, Paul Shapiro’s Ribs & Brisket, Basya Schechter, Mark Vincent, Gary Lucas, Terrence Floyd, and the Golem, Comedian Modi,and Special Guests Dr. Ruth, Congressman Max Rose, Jason Flom/Lorenzo Johnson from the Innocence Project and More!

 

City Winery presents the annual City Winery Downtown Seder on Sunday, April 2nd at 1 PM.

Featuring Musicians: Bettye Lavette, David Broza, Betty, Paul Shapiro’s Ribs & Brisket, Basya Schechter, Mark Vincent, Gary Lucas, Terrence Floyd and the Golem, Comedian Modi,
Special Guests Dr. Ruth, Congressman Max Rose, Jason Flom/Lorenzo Johnson from the Innocence Project and More!

This annual tradition goes back thousands of years, but our interpretive Seder transcends Judaism and takes the themes within the Passover story of tyrants and governments harboring lethal hatred for outsiders and immigrants, the liberation struggles, the histories of oppression, bigotry, anti-Semitism and racial injustice, even pandemics and plagues represented in the timeless Passover story, and make it relevant for our time.  We need to remember our past and celebrate our freedom with this fun event that allows people to break bread (matzah), drink wine, and laugh, sing, and contemplate the issues of our world.  
 
Our Seder’s have had many artists, actors, comedians, political figures from Perry Farrell to Jerry Stiller, from Dr. Ruth to Congressman Jerry Nadler, from Al Franken singing “Go Down Moses” to Lou Reed reading Marley’s Exodus.  Activist Ruth Messinger speaking about Darfur’s genocide to comedian Judy Gold’s annual rendition of Dayyenu.  “Half postmodern religious ritual and half cabaret” -Jewish Learning Magazine; “More dreadlocks than yarmulkes, with Lou Reed as the “bad child”, Phillip Glass and more, it felt like a cross between summer camp in the Catskills and a progressive jazz concert,” -The New York Times, April 27, 1997 (That’s right, been doing it a long time!) “The hippest Seder on Earth, more deconstructionist than Reconscructionist”       -The Forward

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