Please join us on Thursday April 6 for a special celebration of Passover, the Jewish festival of freedom, at the Holot “open” detention center in the Negev. The event will consist of a seder and other activities in order to raise awareness of the detention center and the African asylum seekers currently detained there. Together, we will call to close the detention center and to release the asylum seekers while making the connection between Passover and the meaning of freedom and liberty in Israel.
Background: After visiting the Holot detention center and becoming involved in the issue of African asylum seekers in Israel, the pre-military academy Telem decided with Rabbis for Human Rights and the pre-military academy Binah to conduct a Passover seder there bringing together Israelis and asylum seekers. This year’s event will once again continue the decade-long tradition of holding a “refugee seder” in Israel.
Schedule of Events
15:30: Gathering at the lot outside of the detention center
16:00: Joint reading of an alternative Passover haggadah
16:30: Dialogue circles and African drum circles
The evening will conclude with an uplifting concert
UPDATE: Transportation is completely booked up. You can add your name to the waitlist here.
UPDATE FROM THE EVENT: