Thank you for inviting 2 guests to their first Seder, either in your home or community. You are giving your guests a unique, first-hand experience about Judaism that gives them a “counterweight” when they hear a cruel stereotype or anti-Semitic joke. This will be a way to deepen your relationship with a friend or acquaintance as well as an opportunity to build bridges of understanding in your own neighborhood.
If this is your first time participating in 2 for Seder, we suggest you invite a friend, neighbor, co-worker, or student who you know well, but with who don’t discuss religion. This may be your first time discussing it together! Next year, consider inviting one person and ask them to invite the other.
When inviting your guests, keep in mind that this may be a little out of their comfort zone.
- Let them know you value their friendship and would like to invite them to one of the most important meals in the Jewish year.
- Explain what a Seder is to you and what it will probably look like this year (especially if you are modifying your usual plans due to the Coronavirus).
- Ask them if they and their spouse/partner would be interested in joining your family for the Seder. It is always easier trying out something new with a friend.
- If they say yes, send them the 2 for Seder Guest Kit, providing them a bit of background on the Seder itself.
- Have fun and send us your #sederstories.
If you are lucky enough to receive a reciprocal invitation to Easter, Iftar or Dwali you know that you have made a true impact. Please thank your guests for participating from us! Together we can fight back against anti-Semitism year after year.