Students, faculty and the community of La Verne gathered for a model seder in the spirit of Passover, a commemoration of the Jewish exodus from Egypt.
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As a kid, the winter holidays for me were confusing and delightful at the same time. I lit the candles for eight nights on Hanukkah, and then waited for Santa to bring me presents on Christmas. I could play dreidel with the best of them, but still knew every word to “Silent Night.”
The University of La Verne’s tradition of exposing students to various cultures and religions continued Wednesday evening with the Campus Ministry-sponsored Model Passover Seder.
Jewish tradition came to the University of La Verne when roughly 20 students, faculty and staff gathered for a model Passover Seder Wednesday.
The model Jewish Seder attracted about 40 people last Wednesday in the President’s Dining Room, who participated in the ritual Passover dinner.
I do not ascribe to any organized religion. While my family is Catholic, I have chosen to be a religiously and spiritually independent soul.
Last Wednesday, more than 50 people gathered in the West Dining Room for a model Jewish Seder, a ritual dinner that was part history lesson, part sing-a-long and part training session.