Spirituality is Served: USD Community Experiences Interfaith Passover Seder

The University of San Diego’s April 11 Spirituality is Served provided a wonderful opportunity for members of the campus community to have an interfaith experience.

Spirituality is Served - Seder 4/11/17

Torero students, staff and faculty participated in the start of Passover by participating in a traditional Seder, which took place in Maher Hall’s Salomon Lecture Hall. A Seder involves gathering together to share in Jewish readings, drinking grape juice, telling stories, singing and eating specific and special foods.

The event was co-hosted by University Ministry, USD’s Jewish Student Union and the Hillel San Diego.

Among those who spoke at Tuesday’s Seder were USD graduating senior Austin Jacobs, an Honors Program student and double major in business finance and marketing, and Amy Maltz, a junior.

"It was a wonderful experience being able to share a cultural tradition that is an essential part of who I am to those that are interested about the Jewish faith," said Jacobs. "Being able to 'pull back the curtain' and show people what goes on during a seder is always fun to do. It provided a great opportunity to showcase the Jewish faith to the USD community as I feel that many people are curious about the culture and traditions, but rarely get the opportunity to experience them. I would love to do more events like this on campus in the future."

Added Maltz: "I thought the Seder was a great way to showcase the commonalities between two different faiths. It was a wonderful opportunity to join together and build bonds within the USD community."

— Ryan T. Blystone

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