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 people’s deep historic roots and to remember the story of the liberation of ancient Jews from slavery in Egypt—a great struggle for freedom and dignity.

We are here because the struggle for human freedom never stops. We are here to remember all people who have struggled and are struggling today for their freedom.

Group sings:

Hee-nay ma tov oo-ma na-yeem She-vet a-kheem gam ya-khad.

Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brothers and sisters to live together in unity!

haggadah Section: Introduction
Source: Adapted from A Humanist Modern Version Haggadah for Passover