Why

“That any participant near and far will feel as if they themselves were present at the birth of the state of Israel.”
— Yoel Rappel, “Haggadah Shel Yom Hatzmaut” (TheHaggadah of Israel Independence Day) an essay in Mahzor Karen L’Yom Hatzmaut edited by Rabbi Benyamin Lau and Dr Yoel Rappel, published Karen 2013

Our primary goal is to deepen positive engagement with Israel. The Israel Seder encourages the celebration of Israel and offers participants the opportunity to engage seriously in exploring, understanding, and celebrating the values, history, and contemporary reality of the Zionist vision brought to life through the state of Israel. Through ritualizing this encounter we will develop experiences that touch the hearts, minds and souls of people of all ages.