Annual Cape Verdean-Jewish Passover Seder | April 13

Cape Verdeans and Jews.  What do they  have in common?  The Cape Verdean-Jewish Passover Seder is an annual event of cultural connection between these two groups that previously had had little contact with each other in Boston.  Since 2006 this extraordinary occasion has brought together Jews and Cape Verdeans to share and celebrate what they have learned are wide areas of commonality between the two communities:  

  1. First, they are both diaspora peoples, with the majority of each group living far from its homeland.  
  2. Secondly, they share a common immigrant experience here in the U.S.  
  3. Thirdly, both groups are peoples that have prevailed over tremendous hardships.  
  4.  Finally, surprising to some, they have a shared history:  Due to two waves of Jewish immigration to Cape Verde and generations of intermarriage, many Cape Verdeans have Jewish ancestors.  

The event is structured around the Jewish holiday of Passover, whose theme is the “journey from slavery to freedom,” a theme which has a resonance with the history of each group.  Over the past 8 years our Seder has doubled in size from 100 participants to 200.  


When: April 13, 2016 @ 6:00pm

Where: Hibernian Hall
(3rd Floor Ballroom)
184 Dudley Street, Roxbury, MA


To register click here