This year Passover, the Jewish celebration, and Easter, a Christian one, were celebrated on the same weekend. These two rites are inextricably connected; Christ’s “Last Supper” was a Jewish seder, a ritual meal on the first night of Passover. In our eclectic circle of friends and family, Christians, Jews, believers and non-believers came together to celebrate these annual religious rites and to herald the arrival of Spring.
A beautiful passage from the Song of Songs is part of the seder readings:
“Lo, the winter is past, flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing of birds is come and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.”
These photos are from Susan Popik’s always-fabulous seder for twenty-two friends and family as well as Kamiko Hanson’s sixth birthday party on Easter Sunday.