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Dena

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PostSubject: Non-Jews attending a Seder   Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:12 pm

I know that in Orthodoxy there are sometimes issues with non-Jews attending seders for several reasons. I'm wondering if this is ever a concern withtin other communities? I personally haven't heard of it but that doesn't mean it isn't.
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PostSubject: Re: Non-Jews attending a Seder   Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:48 pm

I don't think it is a concern outside of Orthodoxy. It was not a concern of most members of my very observant Conservative minyan, except perhaps by the few Orthodox members*. I was invited to many Passover seders at minyan members' homes in the years before I converted.

(*These are the members who self-identify as "Orthodox" and at least some members of those families are also members of Orthodox shuls. I'm not counting those who grew up in Orthodox homes, but do not call themselves Orthodox today because they attend our Egalitarian minyan and send their kids to Conservative day schools. The true "Orthodox" members have had very special reasons for affiliating with my minyan. The son of one of those members recently became an Orthodox rabbi, so I think it would be silly to say that his father is not Orthodox just because he maintains a membership in my minyan along with his other membership in an Orthodox congregation. Both the father's late wife and his current wife have been Conservative.)
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PostSubject: Re: Non-Jews attending a Seder   Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:46 am

Debbie B. wrote:
I don't think it is a concern outside of Orthodoxy. It was not a concern of most members of my very observant Conservative minyan, except perhaps by the few Orthodox members*. I was invited to many Passover seders at minyan members' homes in the years before I converted.

(*These are the members who self-identify as "Orthodox" and at least some members of those families are also members of Orthodox shuls. I'm not counting those who grew up in Orthodox homes, but do not call themselves Orthodox today because they attend our Egalitarian minyan and send their kids to Conservative day schools. The true "Orthodox" members have had very special reasons for affiliating with my minyan. The son of one of those members recently became an Orthodox rabbi, so I think it would be silly to say that his father is not Orthodox just because he maintains a membership in my minyan along with his other membership in an Orthodox congregation. Both the father's late wife and his current wife have been Conservative.)


From what I've heard as well, I don't think it's an issue outside Orthodoxy. The Reform synagogue across the street from my Catholic school specifically invited us to volunteer at their Passover Seder last year. Also, I have a friend who said that his Conservative synagogue invited non-Jews to their seders.
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