Jewish Veg's vegan Passover Seder will return Thursday, April 25 at the Philadelphia Ethical Society!
As one of a series of vegan Seders being held at locations across the country, the Philadelphia event reflects a growing trend towards plant-based living in the Jewish community. In 2017, Jewish Veg released a rabbinic statement signed by 75 rabbis—now endorsed by over 100—urging the Jewish community to go veg. In the same year, Tel Aviv was proclaimed the “vegan capital of the world” by the UK’s Independent, and Israel as a whole has more vegans per capita than any other country in the world.
Featuring a newly created Vegan Haggadah—also to be made available for sale online—and a four-course, fully vegan and kosher meal, the Seder will bring together the Philadelphia community for a night of tradition, discussion, and reflection. “The spiritual themes of the Passover holiday are tightly intertwined with veganism,” said Jeffrey Spitz Cohan, Executive Director of Jewish Veg. “We repeat the Passover story primarily to remind ourselves of our ancestors’ experiences in slavery and to recommit ourselves to ending oppression in our time. The oppression of animals and workers in modern animal agriculture is massive in scale.”
This will be the second Community Vegan Seder to be held in Philadelphia, following a successful, sold-out event in 2018, also held at the Ethical Society. Capacity has been increased this year to accommodate demand.
Tickets for the Philadelphia Community Vegan Seder are on sale now for $48, with an early bird price of $36 through the end of March. Student discounts are available. Purchase at JewishVeg.org/Passover-Philadelphia.