A Conservative Juneteenth Haggadah


As Jews, we have centuries of the yearly re-telling of the story of our freedom from enslavement and journey into peoplehood with the right to live, worship, and create families as we see fit. As Black Americans, celebrations of freedom from our enslavement often involve spiritual practice or ritual, and the celebration of Juneteenth that incorporates aspects reminiscent of the Passover Seder by Jewish Black Americans on individual or small community bases is not new. Bringing it into broader community spaces--even within Black Jewish communities and broader Jew of Color communities--is a newer phenomenon. This program endeavors to ensure the voices of those who made the transition from enslaved to free and the stories of their generations remain the central focus as this practice becomes more widespread and moves L'dor v'dor.

This Conservative Juneteenth Haggadah was written by Heather Miller, a USCJ Board Member and rabbinical student, and The Jewish Education Project's B'Yachad Fellowship Faculty member. It features contributions from Juneteenth descendant and historian Sasha King and USCJ Racial Justice Specialist Gulienne Rollins-Rishon, available in pdf printable and e-book formats. 




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