A Freedom To Thrive Seder in the Streets


Unfortunately we are at capacity for the event and we're not accepting additional RSVPs, but you can still bring the spirit of our Freedom To Thrive campaign into your Passover by downloading our new Haggadah supplement. We wish you a happy, healthy Pesach and look forward to seeing you soon.

If you have RSVPed to the event, here is more information:

Where: We'll be just inside Prospect Park at the Bartel-Prichard Square entrance. The entrance is one block away from the F/G train station at 15th Street - Prospect Park (not a wheelchair accessible station). The B61 and B68 buses also stop within 1 block of the entrance.

What to expect/food: There will be a program lasting about an hour, and then we will eat! There will be vegetarian/vegan dinners, along with a limited number of strictly kosher meals (vegan & meat options) and a limited number of halal meals (vegetarian & meat options).

What to bring: Bring something to sit on — a blanket or sheet; dress warmly; if you have some charoset, bring it — we will have a limited supply. Bring bottled water or another beverage (no glass bottles please) — we will have a limited supply. If you have favorite Seder plate items or other meaningful items from your ritual practice, bring 'em!

Access: There are sidewalk curb ramps at the traffic circle leading to the park and the park entrance is at street level. We will have a limited number of folding chairs for folks who can't sit on the ground. We will have volunteers who can help you to and from your seat, help you get to a car or nearby bus, and support you around other access needs. If you have any questions or have a specific request regarding access, let us know using this link.
COVID-19 Information: The event is outdoors and masked. We will practice social distancing as much as is practical and we ask your help in protecting others and yourself by remaining masked during the program and being mindful of your distance from others.

Basic Safety Guidelines for JFREJ members who choose to participate in outdoor activities:

  1. Stay six feet apart from each other and wear a mask at all times if unable to maintain six feet distance and if going indoors
  2. If you’ve traveled internationally in the last 14 days, even if vaccinated, the New York State Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control recommend wearing a mask around other people for 14 days after return unless you tested negative 3-5 days after return.
  3. If you have been diagnosed with a COVID-19 infection in the last ten days, have a pending COVID-19 test, or have been exposed to someone with a COVID-19 infection in the last 10 days whether or not you are fully vaccinated, do not attend in-person events.
  4. If you have any of the following symptoms (not attributable to another condition), do not attend in-person events. If you are already at a meeting or event and experience these symptoms, go home, self-isolate, and seek medical guidance. If you experience any of these symptoms after an event, communicate immediately with the event organizer and contact your healthcare provider about accessing care, including COVID-19 testing:
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fever, temperature 100.4 or higher
    • Chills
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Persistent or unusual headache
    • Sore throat
    • New loss of or change in taste or smell
    • Fatigue
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea

If you have requests or questions about accessibility, please submit them here, and we'll get back to you.

Illustration by Rebecca Katz