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8th Annual Freedom Seder: “Rooting and Uprooting”

Monday, March 26, 7:00-9:00 PM, Milstein East
The Freedom Seder was originally held in 1969 after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. African­ Americans and Jews came together to celebrate the freedoms we have achieved and to reflect on the important social justice work that remains unfinished. This year’s Freedom Seder will be an opportunity for such celebration and reflection. Student affinity groups will reflect on this year’s theme, “Rooting and Uprooting,” and professors and students will converse in smaller, intimate table discussions.
Tickets for the Seder–a three-course meal including the traditional four cups of wine–will sell out, so don’t wait!  Tickets are available here.
(Or save Eventbrite fees by Venmo-ing $10 to @HLSAPALSA and email to confirm your RSVP.)
Thank you to this year’s generous sponsors: DOS Grant Fund, Harvard Hillel, Latham & Watkins LLP, and Jenner & Block.

JLSA Board Transition Meetings / Elections

Tuesday, February 20, 7:00 PM, WCC 1019
The Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA) is the representative body for Jewish students at Harvard Law School. The Board is responsible for planning social, educational, and religious events of interest to Jewish students at the law school. It also works with the Dean of Students Office and the administration to voice the concerns and advocate on behalf of Jewish students. In addition, the Board is sometimes called upon to draft or sign social or political-interest statements. Beyond the responsibilities associated with their positions, Board members are expected to attend Board meetings and all JLSA events.
The Board transition meeting (and elections as needed) will take place at 7 PM on February 20th in WCC 1019, and the new board will take over immediately. The old board will be available throughout the semester to answer questions and help transition the new board into their new roles. Food will be served!
To review the positions on the JLSA board and to apply for a position, please fill out this form:

Public Accommodations, Sexual Orientation, & Religious Liberty: Jewish Teaching about the Real Sin of Sodom

Wednesday, January 24, 12:00 PM, WCC 3034
Professor Joseph Singer will discuss the issue of religious freedom and public accommodations, focusing on Masterpiece Cakeshop and similar cases. The discussion will explore how the Jewish tradition views the real sin of Sodom according to the prophet Ezekiel and the Midrash. Kosher and non-Kosher lunch.
Sponsored by the Progressive Jewish Alliance.
Co-sponsors: Lambda and JLSA.

End-of-Semester and Chanukah Study Break

Wednesday, December 6, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Lewis 102
Please join JLSA for an End of the Semester/ Early Chanukah study break with coffee and kosher donuts from Donuts with a Difference (recently voted Boston’s #1 donut shop!). Come by and hang out anytime between 10am and noon, before we all head out for a much needed winter break. Hope to see you all there!