We thought it was time for an update and a check-in with our community. How has this year sat for you? What learnings and new edges have you experienced since we last gathered during the Days of Awe?
We at Nishmat have been sitting with our own individual and collective learnings about our orientation to this incredible project. We have been using the pandemic-induced slowdown to take stock of ourselves and our growth over the last three years in which we have created this space with all of you. This spring we are doing some internal organizing work, assessing our capacity, and working to create structures that support the sustaining of this project.
We are so proud of the work we’ve accomplished with you all and the worlds we’ve been able to explore because of the container of Nishmat Shoom. And we look forward to letting you know what we’re doing next.
Stay tuned for more information this coming summer about Days of Awe 5782! In the meantime, let’s turn to Passover, which is just around the corner!
Were you with us for the huge Nishmat Shoom seder in 5779?
Although we can’t be together this year, we thought we could be together in spirit by sharing our updated Haggadah for 5781. Feel free to use and adapt it for your own seders. On our Haggadah 2021 page, you’ll find a PDF of our 5781 Haggadah and a SoundCloud supplement for the melodies.
Additional Resources from JVP
We also thought you might be interested in the Jewish Voice for Peace Passover 5781 guide. It contains a lot of resources for our times—including several from Nishmat Shoom founders. Inside it, you’ll find:
- A pre-Passover ritual from the Queer Mikveh Project
- Invitations to virtual seders with Kol Tzedek, JVP Boston, and others
- A playlist from Sol Yael Weiss and a song from Margot Seigle
- Haggadah supplements, including one from Dori Midnight about garlic on the seder plate
- And an opportunity to Count the Omer with Jewish Voice for Peace.
We hope these resources help to enrich your observance of Passover this year.
Chag Pesach Sameach!