JCRC Atlanta presents...
Let All Who Are Hungry, Come And Eat
Atlanta Interfaith Hunger Seder 2023
Atlanta Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) invites you to the 13th Annual Atlanta Interfaith Hunger Seder. Rabbi Larry Sernovitz, joined by Reverend Sean Smith and The Venerable Carole Maddux, will lead us through a seder program focused on alleviating food insecurity. We will partake of a delicious, vegetarian meal, learn and come together with leading organizations in the community working on the front lines.
Monday, April 10th, 6pm
at the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
Buy your tickets at the link below. If you are able, you may also purchase a seat for someone who may otherwise be unable. Registration will close prior to the event, so get your ticket while you can!
Children (6 and under)
up to 30 yrs of age
If you wish to participate in the Seder but can't afford a ticket or need help with registration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Seder, the Hebrew word for order, is a ritual feast at the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover that includes reading, telling stories, eating symbolic foods, singing, and other holiday traditions. This year, the Atlanta Interfaith Hunger Seder takes place amidst several holidays, including Passover, Ramadan, and Easter. Our Interfaith Hunger Seder follows Jewish tradition by sharing the retelling of the Israelites’ escape from slavery in ancient Egypt alongside a delicious vegetarian meal, and strays from tradition by inspiring a conversation about hunger in our community and steps we can each take to address it.
What is the Interfaith
Sustainable Nutrition is a Human Right
We are excited to welcome the interfaith community of Atlanta to our Seder table to be part of this special event, highlighting the tireless work toward food justice occurring in the Metro area.
At 6 p.m., the Marketplace opens, filled with our community partners that fight hunger and food insecurity every day. Come learn about their efforts and ways to be involved in their essential work. Immediately thereafter, we will enjoy our meal and program; we are looking forward to breakout conversations and diving deeper into ways we can make an impact on food insecurity across Metro Atlanta. Once again, we will be led by Rabbi Larry Sernovitz of Temple Kol Emeth, assisted by other respected clergy leaders.
Rabbi Larry Sernovitz
Rabbi Larry Sernovitz joined Temple Kol Emeth in July 2020. He is an entrepreneurial rabbi, teacher, writer, speaker, and community organizer. He focuses on education, interfaith matters, prayer and spirituality, social justice, and reconnecting those who have given up on Judaism. He has received several awards and serves on multiple boards. Rabbi Sernovitz holds degrees in Hebrew Literature, Education, and rabbinic ordination. He believes in the Jewish people's eternal hope and enjoys cycling, yoga, running, and coffee.
Venerable Carole Maddux
Carole Maddux is an experienced advocate and leader with a passion for pursuing God's mission in the world. She has 24 years of nonprofit management experience and currently serves as archdeacon of the Diocese of Atlanta. Maddux founded the Georgia Interfaith Public Policy Center and has served on multiple boards. She holds an undergraduate degree in communications from Georgia State University and a master's degree in Health Care Policy and Administration from Mercer University.
Rev. Sean Smith
Rev. Smith, a graduate of Georgia State University and the McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, has served in various roles within the Church and community. He co-founded the non-profit organization 3 Essentials and is involved in initiatives beyond the US, including orphanages in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Rev. Smith is affiliated with various organizations, including the United Way’s VIP program, the Atlanta Ministers Union, and the NAACP. He is also the proud father of two daughters and originally from Brooklyn, NY.
What is it?
Before dinner begins, the Marketplace provides you with the opportunity to walk around and meet the leading organizations fighting food insecurity. Come learn what they are doing, how they are impacting our community, and how you can help make a difference.