Tickets go on sale March 3 at 10 am.
Virtual NCMA Freedom Seder
The North Carolina Museum of Art and Friends of the Judaic Art Gallery invite you to the NCMA’s second annual Freedom Seder. This special evening is a time for civic and religious leaders and members of the Jewish and African diasporic communities to come together to recognize freedom from slavery, remember stories of liberation, and lift hopes for a future of peace and justice.
About the presenters
As a clinically trained pastoral counselor, Latonya L. Agard, DMin, is committed to helping people find healing and wholeness through spiritually integrated psychotherapy. Her company, BeSpeak Solutions, seeks to transform lives and communities through narrative-informed practices of pastoral counseling, mentoring, strategic planning, and consulting.
A professor emeritus at UNC–Chapel Hill, Marcie Cohen Ferris has taught and written about the South, largely through its foodways, material culture, and the southern Jewish experience. Her publications include Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South and Jewish Roots in Southern Soil: A New History.
Hollis Gauss has been educating Jewish children and their families for almost thirty years. Prior to moving to Chapel Hill in 2009, Gauss was the director of Jewish life at the Jewish Community Project Downtown and director of education at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in New York City.
Gabriel Goldstein, the NCMA’s consulting curator of Judaic art, has worked at the Yeshiva University Museum, Jewish Museum, and Royal Ontario Museum. He is the founder-director of Re-Imagining Jewish Education through Art, a program that trains educators to integrate traditional texts and visual art.
Deborah Sacks Mintz is an educator, practitioner, and facilitator of Jewish communal music, supporting communities and individuals who seek to deepen their practice of empowered song and connective prayer. She released her album The Narrow and the Expanse in 2020.
Sari Srulovitch is a silversmith and Judaica designer in Israel. She has always been fascinated by the customs and traditions connected to Jewish ceremonial objects. Her original interpretations merge contemporary ceremonial pieces with the ageless traditions of their use.
Images courtesy of the presenters
Event Image: Iris Tutnauer, Passover Seder Plate, designed 1996; fabricated 2014, silver, silver-plated copper, and glass, H. 1 7/8 × Diam. 15 3/4 in., Gift of Harriette and Al Weinstein