On April 14, the first evening of Pesach, Interfaith Paths to Peace hosted a most unusual interfaith Seder dinner. The event took place at the Drepung Gomang Institute, Louisville’s Tibetan Buddhist community. The dinner, led by Allan Weiss of the Jewish community in Louisville and members of his family, included a Buddhist monk, along with Hindus, Muslims, Baha’is, Christians, Jews, Quakers and Mormons
Most of those attending had little knowledge of Passover or of the meaning of a Seder dinner. Everyone who participated (30 people in all) expressed their appreciation not only for the food that was shared but also for the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the Jewish faith.
The dinner was so successful that Interfaith Paths to Peace now plans to host and interfaith Seder every year, moving it among the houses of worship of a variety of different faiths.