Easter and Passover might seem unrelated, but did you know that Jesus’ Last Supper was actually a traditional Passover meal? Or that when Jesus introduced communion, He was fulfilling a traditional Passover element that had been practiced for thousands of years by Jews? The mysterious links between the first Passover meal and Jesus’ Last Supper will be revealed during the upcoming annual CommUnity Passover Seder presented by Beth Hallel Birmingham on April 11, 2020. The spectacular event features not only the traditional Seder elements revealing the rich Hebraic roots of the Christian faith, but also a full banquet meal in an elegant setting in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt/Wynfrey Hotel.
Beth Hallel’s CommUnity Seder is a participatory event where guests will experience, taste and smell all while learning connections between the Old and New Testaments, between ancient paths and current practices. Guests will have the opportunity to dance with Beth Hallel’s Davidic Dance Team, and to rejoice to sounds and prayers from the first Century until the present. The sound of the shofars (ram’s horn trumpet) of Beth Hallel’s Shofar Team will beckon young and old, Jew and Gentile, to enter in to the celebration. This is a joyous event also for interfaith couples, and for Jews and Gentiles curious about the Jewishness of Jesus, whose name in Hebrew, “Yeshua,” means “salvation, or the one who saves.”
Beth Hallel will also offer a Judaica and Resources table from their Courtyard Books and Gifts Shop, for those who want to take home a unique item, a Jewish Bible translation, or a shofar to get started in the ancient sound of war and praise! The CommUnity Seder is always a sell-out event, so get your tickets now.
Invite your friends for a dedicated table of 10 guests through online sales at www.shalombirmingham.com. At that website, you also can see our weekend Shabbat Services on livestream. You may also order tickets at $55.00 each by calling Beth Hallel’s office 205-822-2510 or by mailing a check to Beth Hallel Birmingham, 2230 Sumpter St., Birmingham, AL 35226. A reserved table for 10 is the best option!
“Come join us for the experience of a lifetime. All are welcome!” says Rabbi David Schneier.
-Rabbi David and Rebbitzen Leslye Schneier
Beth Hallel Birmingham, a Messianic Jewish Congregation