Thank you all, for sharing this occasion with the Jewish Board of Deputies to witness the essence of the Passover, a central Jewish Festival that we remember daily in our prayers.
On behalf of the Board of Deputies, I thank you Lord Mayor for being our patron and co hosting this occasion. Thank you, Community Relations Commission chairman Stepan Kerkysharian, for sponsoring the ‘Understanding Judaism’ booklet which is on your table for all of you to take home with you, and for contributing to this Seder…
Working together for many years we have formed friendships and learned to understand and respect each other’s differences, a microcosm of how we would like the world to be. With special people like all of you, I know that together we will continue to make a difference in creating understanding and breaking down barriers for an inclusive society.
In the words of Psalm 133, a Song of Ascents, ofDavid. How good and how pleasant it is for brothers and sisters to dwell together in unity!
This is to say a very sincere and heartfelt ‘Thank You!’ for the invitation you extended to me to take part in the Interfaith Passover – A Celebration of Freedom! All the faiths, beliefs, cultures coming together in such a spirit of peace and good fellowship, sharing and experiencing in joy… Everyone felt included and there was such an enthusiastic response, that it was just simply wonderful.
Sincerely and lovingly,
Divine Word Mission
Thank you and your community for a very successful, educational, entertaining and enjoyable evening of the Interfaith Passover Celebration… This will go a long way to increasing understanding and mutual respect. Congratulations!
Graeme Lyall AM
President – Amitabha Buddhist Association of New South Wales
President – University Buddhist Education Foundation
A quick note to thank you for the Passover Dinner last night. I found it informative, entertaining, moving, and engaging. I am sure it has done a lot for building better understanding and goodwill among all the participants.
Wishing you blessings at Passover (and Easter).
Peace and Joy,
Fr Patrick J. McInerney
Columban Mission Institute
Many of us were privileged to participate in last night’s Board of Deputies Interfaith Seder service… The many people to whom I spoke at the end of the night sang the praises of the Board. One gentleman from the Muslim community even commented to me that what the night managed to achieve had been an eye-opener for him, and it had inspired him to work towards closer relationships between our two communities. He said he would do it because of the benefit such an association would bring to those of his faith.