Saturday, January 03, 2015

A New Kind of PyCon Dinner: Passover Seder

A guest post by Stephen Jacobs.
How many of you would be interested in a Friday night Passover Seder at PyCon?
PyCon overlaps this year with an eight day-long Jewish holiday (Passover) that commemorates the Biblical exodus of Egypt. For those of you who’ve never been to one, a Seder is a table-side, family run service with a period of story and prayer, a big meal and a shorter wrap up section interspersed with song and wine. The Seder is a teaching service, so you don’t need to know what to do before you get there. Non-Jews welcome :-)
If we went forward with this, we’d try to hold it at the Hyatt (walking distance from the Palais Du Congress). It would be more expensive than the other PyCon Dinners (Kosher food and wine for the Seder raises the price considerably). A similar one held in San Francisco a few years ago ran about $80 a head, and that had sponsors defraying the costs.
We can’t set it up, or cost it out, until we know how many of you would be likely to attend, so please RSVP here by January 15th If we get enough people to move forward, another post will follow.
Seder RSVP
For those wanting more info on a Seder, try this link below. It's generally aimed at one in someone’s home however, so you don’t need to bring anything, and the usual conference attire is all that’s required :-)
See you in April!

1 comment:

Cleo said...

I am not Jewish, and I only ask this because of my ignorance. Google tells me the Seder meal falls on Friday April 3rd, which is before Pycon.
Would this Seder be on April 3rd, or April 9th (which still falls during the Passover period).