Passover is coming up! Start celebrating early with Brooklyn by the Book‘s Bronfman Haggadah event this Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m.
The event will include a Passover wine tasting from Slope Cellars, delicious treats from Gefilteria (a Brooklyn start-up that is reinventing seder food), and a conversation with Edgar M. Bronfman, Jan Aronson, and Rabbi Andy Bachman about The Bronfman Haggadah just out from Rizzoli. Community Bookstore will be on hand to sell the book.
Neighbor and blogger Louise Crawford got in touch to tell us a bit more about the history of the event, which she expects to be “a very interesting discussion about the meaning of Passover and issues of Jewish identity and theology”:
Rabbi Bachman and Edgar M. Bronfman go way back. From 1998-2004, Rabbi Bachman was the Executive Director of the Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life: Hillel at NYU. [...] Edgar M. Bronfman, 83, has devoted his life to Jewish causes. He founded the Samuel Bronfman Foundation, which supports a wide variety of causes, programs and initiatives including, Birthright Israel, 92nd Street Y, Hebrew Union College, Interfaith Family, My Jewish Learning, American Jewish World Service, Congregation Beth Elohim and much more.
The Bronfman Haggadah written by Edgar M. Bronfman and illustrated by Jan Aronson [pictured above] is a provocative and stunningly visual retelling of the Passover story, the Bronfman Haggadah has been called “a revolutionary Haggadah for the 21st century” for the way that it tells the story of the Jews’ dramatic journey from slavery to freedom, in a way that will captivate generations to come.