Hate crimes are rising across America. According to the FBI, more than half of the religion-based hate crimes are directed against Jews and Jewish institutions. 2 for Seder: In the Sukkah is an active way to strengthen our friendships and push back on the hatred and anti-Semitism we are seeing while we are apart.
When Joyce Fienberg, Mother-in-Law of one of 2 for Seder’s founders, was murdered for praying as a Jew at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA on October 27, 2018, this hate became personal and she knew it was time to take action.
This year, 2 for Seder is encouraging all North American Jews to invite a few friends from another faith to participate in this tradition. In a year where the High Holidays will be celebrated differently, Sukkot is a home-based holiday that is ready to be rediscovered during COVID.
If you already have a Sukkah, are thinking of getting one or just plan to “fudge it” on your porch, this is the time for beginning a new family tradition of interfaith co-existence. Take part in this important initiative and let 2 for Seder guide you to make new traditions at home, including a way to safely build bridges to our neighbors of different faiths – directly combating the rising anti-Semitism we see around us.
Join 2 for Seder’s In the Sukkah: https://2forseder.org/in-the-sukkah/