Unitarian Society of Germantown hosts all faiths seder

On April 7, the Unitarian Society of Germantown (USG), at 6511 Lincoln Drive, will host its annual Passover Seder from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Even though USG is not a Jewish congregation, they celebrate Passover to pay homage to the creation of their religion, which comes out of Judeo-Christian tradition.

“For us, we very intentionally honor the living tradition of our religious roots,” said Reverend Kent Matthies. “We consider all parts of our ancestors and we feel integrity and goodness in honoring and celebrating these rich traditions”

Referring to USG church as “a people’s church” because of its diverse neighborhood, Matthies said the meal is important to the community because it provides a platform where people with different stories and focal points can discuss the issues that afflect the community such as poverty and violence.

“The Seder meal helps us to make a place where we can all talk about what type of liberation we need,” said Matthies. “I do think it is beautiful in that way because there is not one definition of oppression that we are fighting against.”

 The seder is open to the public. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. Each attending family is asked to bring a bottle of kosher wine or apple cider.. To RSVP, send an email to admin@usguu.org before April 1st.

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