The Cape Verdean-Jewish Passover Seder was created in 2006, when a group of Cape Verdeans and Jews discovered that, while, on the surface, our situations and histories are very different, beneath the surface, we actually have so much in common! We share histories of enslavement and liberation, far-flung diasporas, the challenges of migration to the United States, and heritages of prevailing over tremendous hardships.

And, in fact, we’re cousins! Today many Cape Verdeans have Jewish ancestors. Due to two waves of Jewish immigration to Cape Verde, Cohen and Levy are Cape Verdean names! One researcher has estimated that 60% of the people on one of the islands (Brava) have Jewish ancestors! Yes, the histories of Cabo Verdeans and Jews are intertwined. First, in the 15th and 16th centuries, Portuguese Jews arrived on the islands, many escaping religious oppression and others forcibly sent there by the Portuguese Crown. Then, from 1850 to 1890, Moroccan Jews came, fleeing hardships in Morocco.

Seder di Páskua Judaiko-Kabu-Verdianu foi kriadu na 2006, kuandu un grupu di kabu-verdianus y judeus deskubri ma, embora, na superfísie, nos situason y stórias e txeu diferente, dibaxu di superfísie, na verdade, nu ten txeu em komun! Nu ta partilia mesmus stórias di skravizason y libertason, diásporas remotus, dezafius di imigrason pa Estados Unidos y eransas di superason di enormes difikuldades.

Y, na verdade, nós e primus! Oje txeu kabu-verdianus ten antepasadus ​​judeus. Devido a dós ondas di imigrason judaiku pa Cabo Verde. Cohen y Levy e nomes kabu-verdianus! Un investigador stima ma 60% di pesoas nun di kes ilías (Brava) ten antepasadus ​​judeus! Sim, stórias di kabu-verdianus y di judeus sta interligadus. Primeru, na sékulu XV y XVI, judeus portugês txiga na kes ilías, txeu ta fuji di opreson relijiozu y otus mandadu pa la á forsa pa Koroa português. Depos, di 1850 a 1890, bem judeus marrokinus, ta fuji di difikuldadi di Marrokus.