Tag Archives: Passover

Widening Our Capacity: Lessons from the Passover Story in the Time of COVID-19

By Sarra Alpert, Avodah National Program Director The word mitzrayim, the Hebrew name for Egypt, is often defined as “narrow straits,” framing the Exodus story that we recount at Passover, a narrative of emerging from a constrained existence as slaves … Continue reading

Passover and Israel’s Independence: Reflections on Mimouna

Alizah Benchetrit is from Vaughn, Ontario and attended the University of Toronto. She is a Community Advocate at Apna Ghar, an organization which provides culturally-appropriate, multilingual services, including emergency shelter, to survivors of domestic abuse with a primary focus on the South Asian and … Continue reading

Cherry Blossoms and Jewish Advocacy

Michal Rosenoer is from the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from UC Berkeley. As a DC Corps member, she is a Behrend Builders Community Service Coordinator at the DC JCC. This piece originally appeared on The Blog at 16th and Q. With the Cherry Blossom Festival commencing … Continue reading