A sense of where you come from as a pathway to who you are as a person and participant in a community.

I don’t think you can fully be a member of The Jewish people and, creatively, a member of humanity, without knowing who you yourself are... [To] achieve a deep sense of self is to know your own beginnings... (Rabbi Chaim Potok)

“We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a ‘thing-oriented’ society to a ‘person-oriented’ society.” (Dr. Martin Luther King)

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” (Audre Lorde)

Tonight will be an exploration of the Passover story as a framework to examine the ideals of freedom. Throughout the night, let us reflect on your own origins and how they apply to your sense of self and your idea of community.

haggadah Section: Introduction
Source: Rabbi Chaim Potok (pg 19 of A Night to Remember) / MLK + 50 Interfaith Freedom Seder