On Friday night, March 30th Rabbi Steve Blane of Sim Shalom, the online synagogue, led a Passover seder to a sold out crowd at the Knickerbocker Bar and Grill in New York’s Greenwich Village. Dozens of wandering Jews enjoyed a typical Passover meal while also celebrating a joyful seder with Blane on the ukulele. Watch here.
Passover is the season and celebration of the Hebrew people’s liberation from bondage in Egypt. Sim Shalom honors the Jewish love of freedom by providing unique services online for those who need or choose to worship outside of a brick and mortar synagogue. Sim Shalom broadcasts services online led by Rabbi members of the Union of Jewish Universalist Communities each weeknight at 7:00pm EST for persons to “Sing Kiddush and Say Kaddish” from wherever they are. Rabbi Blane streams the Friday evening Shabbat services each week.
Twice a year, however, he steps out on the town and leads services in iconic Greenwich Village locales – a Passover seder at the Knickerbocker Bar and Grill and this will be the 5th year that Sim Shalom High Holiday services will take place at the Bitter End – an iconic music venue. Tickets will be available in June. For more information and to watch last year’s services click here.