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Sat, Mar 27


FED House

Passover Seder: Night 1: Empowerment

Join us in person (Harlem, NYC) OR virtually for a thought-provoking, participatory Passover Seder uncovering themes of empowerment, historically/traditionally and in our times.

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Passover Seder: Night 1: Empowerment
Passover Seder: Night 1: Empowerment

Time & Location

Mar 27, 2021, 6:30 PM EDT

FED House, 307 W 121st St 4, New York, NY 10027, USA

About the event

The Empowerment Seder Haggadah was written by Deborah Fishman Shelby and explores themes of reaching your own inner potential, your vision for yourself, and our personal and collective freedom. The Seder will be an interactive, hybrid event co-facilitated by Deborah Fishman Shelby and Abby Eisenberg, with Deborah leading those joining in-person and Abby leading those joining virtually.

Note for in-person attendance: We will be operating at limited capacity as well as respecting all NYC indoor gathering requirements. Dinner and wine will be served! Please list any dietary restrictions in the registration form.

Note for virtual attendance: Below are the items you might consider sourcing to viscerally and experientially enhance your Seder experience. Important: if you are not able to, or wish not to, source any or all of the items on this list, please do not panic. Most important is that you join us and participate!

  • 4 cups of wine or grape juice
  • Hard boiled egg
  • Parsley
  • Salt water
  • Horseradish (or something else bitter)
  • Lettuce
  • Matzah (or flat cracker)
  • Charoset (a sweet paste of apples, cinnamon, walnuts, and sometimes dates)
  • Charred shank or other bone (vegetarians can use a roasted beet)
  • Cup of water and a bowl (that can hold the water in the cup)
  • Dinner of choice!

Bios of Facilitators

Abby Eisenberg is a NYC-based independent Jewish educator and life cycle officiant who works with curious learners around the globe. Abby has an MA in Judaic studies from The Jewish Theological Seminary and is passionate about engaging humans of all ages and stages in creative, meaningful, and highly engaging Jewish learning experiences that resonate uniquely for each person. Learn more about Abby's work at

Deborah Fishman Shelby, Founder of FED, is Network Manager and Arts & Culture Subnetwork leader for Hakhel: The Jewish Intentional Communities Incubutor, of which FED is a member. Deborah previously was Director of Communications for The AVI CHAI Foundation, Network Animator for PresenTense and Editor & Publisher of PresenTense Magazine, and an ROI Community grassroots Igniter. She holds a Master's in Jewish Professional Studies from Spertus Institute and BA from Princeton University.


  • Attend in-person

    Includes Seder Dinner, wine or grape juice, participation in Seder

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  • Attend virtually

    Virtual participation via Zoom

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