Letters to the Editor

Gay or straight, LGBT Seder is great experience

I was very fortunate this year to attend the LGBT Seder put on by the Jewish Inclusion Project [sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona] and held at Congregation Or Chadash.

I am straight, and I initially attended mainly because of a (lesbian) friend who is new to town and wanted to go to a Seder with her partner. However, it turned out to be one of the best Seders I have ever attended. Rabbi Miri Fleming and Marc Paley did a great job making the Passover story relevant to today.

Additionally, it turned out to be a very positive first Jewish experience for both my friend’s partner and my girlfriend (who is very much an athiest but thought it was great). I plan on making it a second Seder tradition in the future.

—Tony Zinman