Online! Or Emet Humanistic Passover Seder on April 11

Or Emet Seder Celebrates Passover in the Humanistic Tradition 

UPDATE: Due to the current health crisis, Or Emet’s Passover Seder will be an online event using the Zoom online meeting platform.  Attendees must register in order to attend the meeting. If interested in attending, email

The following in-person event has been cancelled:  On April 11, 2020 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Or Emet’s Passover Seder will be held at The First Unitarian Society, 900 Mt. Curve Avenue, Mpls, MN 55403

Or Emet’s Seder celebrates Passover with a Humanistic Jewish service led by Eva Cohen, Rabbinic Candidate and Ritual Leader. We read from a Humanist Haggadah, which includes both the legendary tale of the exodus from Egypt and modern Jewish exodus stories. Children from the Jewish Cultural School, adults and families all share in the festivities.

Or Emet members and visitors are invited to join us for a catered meal of traditional Passover foods, roast turkey, and vegetarian alternatives. Attendees can volunteer to bring beverages and/or desserts to accompany the catered dishes.

Suggested fees for members: children <5 free, children 5-13 years $10, adults $15, family maximum $50.

Suggested fees for non-members: children <5 free, children 5-13 years $15, adults $25,  family maximum $75.

Reservations are open from March 21 – April 3  or until at capacity. Reservations are required and members receive priority. If interested in attending, email or call 612-787-7812 during the reservation period.

We depend on people pitching in to help since this event is planned, organized, and staffed by volunteers. Please sign-up to help with tasks such as welcoming, arranging table place settings, helping with food, and cleanup.

We look forward to celebrating Passover with you!

Adult Program with special Purim celebration

On March 8 at 10:00 am, Or Emet’s program will be about Jewish LGBTQ+ identity, including historical and contemporary issues and how to be an advocate.

A Purim celebration will follow from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This year, as a special Purim treat, Or Emet will host a performance by the Eisner Klezmorim presenting a rendition of Megillah, with costumes, live music, storytelling, groggers, dancing, singing, laughter, and of course, hamantashen. There will also be an abridged offering of carnival activities.