Friday, April 22, 2011

It's not over yet...

The Second Seder is not always as exciting as the first night's experience, since everyone is not as hungry and because and you already read the Hagadah the previous night. Well, I can honestly say that if you would have been at our Seder at Boca Raton Synagogue, you would have been inspired. For the second year in a row we hosted an outreach "beginner" Seder. Almost a hundred people attended the program and everyone had a great time. The difference between last years experience and this year's program was clear. Last year, we were just starting and had to advertise and really promote the Seder in order to attract enough people to participate. Even when people finally signed up, we didn't know the participants all that well.

This year, everyone that came had been participating in our programs on a regular basis. It was like joining your extended family at a large celebration. There was no advertising required because of the genuine relationships that we have built over the past few months. I want to thank NJOP for all providing the Beginner Hagadah's and providing the material for Passover Across America. I also want to thank Eli & Shula Amsalem for catering the delicious meal, Matthew, and the office staff for all of the logistics, and my family for helping make the Seder so enjoyable. The Seder was both educational, meaningful and lots of fun and we are all looking forward to Passover next year - hopefully in Jerusalem!!

Even if you couldn't join us, I hope that you had a meaningful Passover Seder and if you have any great stories to share please email them to me. This Friday night is the last Friday Night Live before I leave on the March of the Living for two weeks, so I really hope to see you at 6:00pm for a fantastic program.

Inspire yourself to inspire others...

Shabbat Shalom and may God bless you.

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