Jewish Currents Launch Party — The Escalation Seder

Join Jewish Currents and the New Jewish Culture Fellowship to celebrate the end of Passover and a new era in Jewish revolution.

Music! Comedy! Politically-inflected burlesque! A dizzying array of performers including Morgan Bassichis, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Fancy Feast, Una Aya Osato, Ethan Philbrick and the New Jewish Culture Fellows! Dance to klezmer legends Isle of Klezbos and DJ Nick AM!

Doors 8pm
Performance 9pm
Party until 2am

50 years ago, Rabbi Arthur Waskow hosted the first Freedom Seder, a template for how to incorporate social justice into a modern seder. This year, we bring you the Escalation Seder, a variety show and bacchanal lovingly deconstructing all of Jewish history. Building on Walter Benjamin's observation that "behind every fascism is a failed revolution," the variety-show-slash-seder will follow the order of a conventional Passover seder, using music, art, (occasionally nude) performance, a choral adaptation of the Communist Manifesto, and pathbreaking Jewish artists to explore the connections between our rituals, history, and liberation.

After the seder, we’ll have an Afikoman in the pre-rabbinic sense of the term: not a piece of matzo, but a debauched afterparty of music, revelry, and art. Just the kind of post-seder bacchanalia the Talmudic sages feared.

Founded in 1946, Jewish Currents is a magazine committed to the rich tradition of thought, activism, and culture of the Jewish left.

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Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 8:00pm to Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 2:00am



Alpha Space
1467 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11216


Recommended donation on entrance

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