We have come together this evening for many reasons. We are here because Spring is all around, the Earth is reborn, and it is a good time to celebrate with family and friends. We are here because we are Jews and friends of Jews. We are here to honor the Jewish nation’s deep historic roots and its old important memories. 

Tonight we will visit three important themes for the Passover Seder.

The first is freedom where we will recount the old story of the liberation of ancient Hebrews from slavery in Egypt - a great struggle for freedom and dignity.

The second is wine and the obligation to drink four cups throughout the evening.

The third is the Seder plate and the symbolic foods we will eat.

And so we invite you to our Seder tonight to eat, sing reminisce, and learn.

haggadah Section: Introduction