Pre-Rosh Hashanah Sephardic Community Seder

THURSDAY, September 2nd AT 5 PM PDT – 6:30 PM PDT

For over 2,000 years, Middle Eastern and North African Jews celebrated the Jewish New Year by incorporating a unique seder into their Rosh Hashanah meal. The traditional Sephardic Seder includes symbolic foods (simanim), special blessings, and ancient songs known as piyyutim. With our friends from the Sephardic Educational Center SEC, JIMENA is excited to invite families and people of all ages and backgrounds to join together in community as welcome the Jewish New Year of 5782 with a special, online seder. We hope is to see as many children and elders as possible during this gathering! Rabbi Daniel Bouskila is the Director of the SEC, an international organization promoting Classic Sephardic Judaism’s blend of tradition and modernity, specializing in translating the moderate halakhic approach and tolerant worldview of classic Sephardic rabbis. Rabbi Bouskila will lead the seder with Asher Shasho-Levy is an oudist, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist. Asher is a Syrian Jewish musician and scholar of Sephardic heritage and culture, who seeks to spread the beauty of the Sephardic tradition through his writing, recording, research, and concerts.All are invited and welcome to join.

The zoom link will be emailed to participants just prior to the program.