- This is the only time when everyone is involved in a Jewish ritual!
- We are also out own audience; what makes this OUR story - turn it into an experience, and a personal experience
- Don't just have symbols - but eat them, beat them, experience them
- Get people to ask real questions - so do strange things, and encourage people to ask about things. That's what freedom is!
- Be interested in others and in their input; open up space for them to share, to learn
- The text is there to elicit responses
- What aspects of a college student do you want to utilize? Start from what speaks to others from their life experiences
- What is the title of our Symposium/Seder?
- The beginning is the most important - the first 15 minutes is where you sell the deal and set the tone. Show everyone what it will be and what you're expecting of them
- Start with a mixer, everyone going around saying something - e.g. What is free/enslaved about a character (e.g. clown, professor, Wharton undergrad)
- Share a family story - have people bring their family, their ancestors, their lives to the table
- Just as we start by introducing the table of contents to frame the actual Seder, frame the story of Pesach (Slavery --> Freedom)
- Find allies at the table who can help lead things, get others involved. Empower them! - have them lead a song or a blessing
- Be confident! It's contagious!
- Have fun and enjoy it - because if you don't, no one else will