Freedom Rings at City Winery Seder

Freedom Rings at City Winery Seder

David R. Cohen

David R. Cohen is the former Associate Editor of the Atlanta Jewish Times. He is originally from Marietta, GA and studied Journalism at the University of Tennessee.

The Freedom Seder is an annual tradition for City Winery founder Michael Dorf, and on Sunday night, April 17, the New York-based entrepreneur hosted the first such event in Atlanta at Ponce City Market, where his latest City Winery is due to open in June.

With a focus on celebrating freedom and the civil rights movement through a Passover lens, the Freedom Seder featured musicians and speakers who had unique connections to the proceedings.

Headlined by Jewish folk singer and activist Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary and Israeli singer-songwriter and activist David Broza, the seder showcased a wide variety of musical talent. Atlanta musicians Doria Roberts and Ricky McKinnie performed lively versions of civil-rights-inspired tunes, and local Jewish artists Beth Schafer, Sammy Rosenbaum and Prodezra Beats delivered Passover-themed performances.

The festivities were held just 1½ miles from the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr., leaving all who attended just a bit more inspired.

Photos by David R. Cohen

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