Visiting Artist to Attend IWU's Annual Passover Seder

April 3, 2006

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan University will host its annual Passover seder dinner celebration Tuesday, April 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Main Lounge of Memorial Center (104 University St., Bloomington).  The event is free and open to the public and no advance reservations are required.

Guest lecturer Akiva Segan, an artist whose work commemorates the victims of the Holocaust, will attend the event after speaking at 4 p.m. in the Beckman Auditorium of The Ames Library on two of his art series, "Under the Wings of G-d" and "Sightseeing with Dignity."

Passover Seder is a Jewish ritual that takes place on the first evening of Passover for practitioners in Israel and on the first and second evenings of Passover for practitioners outside Israel.  The Seder is a remembrance of the Hebrew slaves' exodus from Egypt that is part of the holiday meal and includes symbolic foods, prayers and songs to commemorate the exodus tradition.

For more information, contact Alissa Sherman, president of Hillel, the Jewish student life association, at asherman@iwu.edu.

Contact: Rebecca Welzenbach, (309) 556-3181