We have come together to celebrate the oldest holiday on the Jewish calendar. During this Seder service, we shall recall and retell the thrilling story of our ancestors going out from slavery to freedom.

As we remember this moving chapter in our people's past, may we learn to appreciate more deeply the freedom we enjoy. May we also learn to care about all those who are not yet free. May we join in working for the day when all people everywhere shall be free from tyranny, from poverty, and from war.

In gratitude to God, who wants all people to be free, and who has put the love of freedom in our hearts, we rise to recite the Kiddush over the first of the four cups of wine.

haggadah Section: Kadesh