Fighting hate with a Seder

by | Feb 13, 2020 | What’s Happening

Tuesday, March 24, 7:30 pm
Kehillat Bet Hamidrash, Free

Following the murder of her mother-in-law, Joyce Fienberg, at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Marnie Fienberg embarked on a journey from victim to activist. Fienberg switched careers from business consulting for the Federal government to focusing on social action—fighting hate and anti-Semitism at the grassroots level.

Her first project, along with partner Lauren Kline, is “2 for Seder” encouraging Jews across the United States and Canada to invite at least two people of other faiths to their first Seder, fighting hate through first-hand experiences about Judaism.

Fienberg will conduct a workshop, Darchei Shalom: Building Paths of Peace, to empower people to put positive language into the national dialogue by engaging with neighbors and building bridges of support—for the good times and the bad.

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The Milton “Mickey” Kramer Scholar-in-Residence Fund of the Congregation Beth El Foundation’s Tidewater Together series is a collaboration between the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and area synagogues, including B’nai Israel Congregation, Congregation Beth Chaverim, Congregation Beth El, Kehillat Bet Hamidrash, Ohef Sholom Temple, Temple Emanuel, Temple Israel, and Tidewater Chavurah, to provide opportunities to connect Jewishly on a variety of topics, offering something for everyone.

To learn more about Tidewater Together, including other upcoming events, visit, or contact Sierra Lautman, director of Jewish Innovation, at (757) 965-6107 or