Thursday, April 7, 2016

Davis and Marist Enrich the AJC's 30th Annual Black Jewish Seder

For the 3rd consecutive time, Davis Academy student leaders have had the honor of participating in the American Jewish Committee's Biannual Black Jewish Seder. This year they were joined by some of their interfaith peers from The Marist School as part of an ongoing partnership between the two schools.

This year's seder opened with Davis and Marist students singing the original version of Hinei Mah Tov that was written for our 2nd album of original Jewish music, A Palace in Time. You can download it for free here. Later in the seder, Davis students led the 4 questions and Dayeinu.

I told the kids and really do believe that even with the incredibly impressive array of civil rights leaders, politicians, and interfaith clergy in attendance, that the presence of young people helping lead the seder meant a great deal to the participants in the room. Davis and Marist students represent the next generation of leaders and it will be up to them to take up the torch of Tzedek ("Righteousness") from those that came before.

Here's a video of the kids singing the 4 questions and a few pictures from the event.

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