Cheryl Dorchinsky’s 2022 Passover Message

Cheryl Dorchinsky’s 2022 Passover Message

Cheryl Dorchinsky shares her inspiration and thoughts on this year's Passover holiday with the community.

Cheryl Dorchinsky
Cheryl Dorchinsky

Getting to the Other Side …
Passover is a time of remembrance for me. It’s not only about oppression and slavery; it is also about freedom and redemption.

It is about taking responsibility for our own destiny and fighting back. It is about standing up and speaking out. More than ever, we need to unite and stand up for the Jewish people and fight back against antisemitism and hate.

This holiday connects me personally to the Jewish state, our history, and the struggle the Jewish people have experienced for thousands of years. May we always retell this Passover story, so we can understand our people’s past, appreciate our present, and strive for a better future.

Over the past two years, COVID-19 has kept most of us from traveling to Israel. Our proclamation of “next year in Jerusalem” at the Seder table always has a profound impact on me, as Israel is vital to my spiritual health and wellbeing.

Israel is once again open to travelers, so I am grateful that I, once again, have the opportunity to visit my homeland to reenergize by spiritual self.

Let’s hope that we are “getting to the other side” of this pandemic. Let us always pray for good health for our loved ones, and the ability to freely celebrate our holidays in the U.S., Israel and all over the world.

Here’s to a very happy and healthy Passover. May you enjoy meaningful Seders and a special holiday.

Wishing you and your family a “Chag Pesach Sameach.”

Cheryl Dorchinsky is founding executive director of Atlanta Israel Coalition.

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