In My Father’s House

We find ourselves in houses, temples, buildings and enclosures of all types. The holy scripture tells us that we are the very temple of God and should maintain some semblance of order and grace. Do we find God where we go, live, or work? Or do we seek to leave our Father’s house and become citizens of a capricious and uncertain existence without faith?

There will be a Seder following the 2nd service. The Passover Seder is one of the most important celebrations on the Jewish calendar. Seders also have a universal appeal because of the values being celebrated: freedom, striving against oppression, and the enhancing of liberty for all. The Haggadah, the book that serves as a guide to the Seder, comes in many versions to respond to different needs, historical circumstances and to many different people: Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist and Secular Jews; feminists, gays and lesbians, even Christian-oriented.