SAYDER

April 4
6:30-8:00 PM ET
Online

Special Guests: Inheritance Theater Project’s Jon Adam Ross, Executive Director and Zhailon Levingston, Artistic Director

Passover 2024 will be different from all other Passovers we’ve known.  The violent  death toll and displacement  of Israelis and Palestinians, and the rising political tensions worldwide continue to inflict pain, rupture lives and relationships, raising critical questions of identity, solidarity and the ongoing struggles for human liberation.

Lab/Shul proposes FOUR NEW QUESTIONS  to help us hear each other’s truths, engage in honest conversations, raise our cups to healing,  life and peace, together.

SAYDER 2024 is our redesigned Everybody-Friendly, God-Optional Passover Seder Insert with four new questions to integrate into your Haggadah, however works best for you.

This Passover, let’s designate our Seder tables as sacred and safe spaces for sharing stories and questions, honoring all voices, and start to heal tensions as we invoke visions for repair.

Join us for some or all of 4 weekly online sessions exploring the question: How do we bring this complexity to Judaism’s oldest sacred storytelling ritual that celebrates legacy, survival and optimism?

Sessions will be led by Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie, Lab/Shul Ritual Team & feature special guests including Aliza Kline, Jon Adam Ross, Zhailon Levingston, Jo Kent Katz, Rebekka Goldsmith, Libby Lenkinski, Mushon Zer-Aviv, and David Broza!

Dates: Thursdays March 28, April 4, April 11 & April 18

Cost:
Per session: $20 /  $15 for Partners
All 4 sessions: $60 / $45 for Partners
(All recordings will be provided to registered guests following the event)
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About the Inheritance Theater Project
The inheritance Theater Project works with intersectional, intergenerational, and interfaith communities to build relationships across divides through a participatory playmaking process inspired by shared cultural touchstones. Their latest project is The Juneteenth Seder Project”.

Jon Adam Ross, Executive Director
Jon Adam Ross has spent more than 25 years making art with communities around the country as an actor, playwright, and teaching artist and the last 8 years as a co-founding artist and Executive Director of the In[HEIR]itance Project. Jon has served as an artist in residence at Union Theological Seminary, The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and many other religious and educational institutions. Jon has been a Covenant Foundation Fellow, a LABA Fellow, a Pedagogies Research Fellow with M², a Cogenerate Innovation Fellow, and a Spielberg Fellow in Theater Education with the Foundation for Jewish Camp. Jon holds a BFA in Acting from NYU/Tisch. With the Inheritance Theater Project, a national arts non-profit that works with communities to build relationships across divides through collaborative theater projects inspired by shared cultural touchstones, Jon has co-created original plays in communities all over America. As an actor, Jon has performed in over 90 cities around the globe. His stage credits include: a dog, a 2,000-year-old bird, an elderly orthodox Jew, a spurned housewife, a horse, a British naval officer in 1700s Jamaica, a goat, Jesus Christ, a lawyer, a wrestler, a hapless police chief, and a cyclops.

Zhailon Levingston
Zhailon is a Louisiana-raised storyteller, director, and activist whose work has developed original work in New York and throughout the country. He co-created and serves on the Board of the Broadway Advocacy Coalition where he helped create the curriculum of their Theatre of Change course, started at Columbia Law School. Zhailon has done work with organizations like Idina Menzel’s A Broader Way Foundation, and co founded the Arts/Advocacy campaign #WordsonWhite. He was the Resident Director for “Tina: The Tina Tuner Musical”, the Associate Director of “Hadestown” in Korea, and became the youngest Black director in Broadway history when he directed “Chicken and Biscuits,” one of the first shows to open on Broadway after the shutdown. Zhailon recently directed “Patience” at Second Stage Uptown. Zhailon is the Co-director of “Reconstruction” with Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin, and the upcoming New York revival of “CATS” at PAC NYC.