Each year, starting in the fall, the Cape Verdean-Jewish Passover Seder is organized by a planning committee of both Cabo Verdean and Jewish volunteers, led by Cabo Verdean and Jewish co-chairs, all committed to continuing the bridge-building begun in 2006. They have ranged in age from high school students (Several years ago a high school student was a co-chair.) to people in their seventies. Since the planning meetings became virtual, starting in 2020, our meetings have involved people in Cabo Verde, Portugal, California, Florida, Georgia, and Indiana, as well as people in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The Seder event itself is led by a Jewish and a Cabo Verdean emcee.

We welcome volunteers to join the Planning Committee!

Because all our meetings are on Zoom, you don’t have to be in the Boston area. If you want to help with this wonderful event, please contact capeverdeanjewishseder@gmail.com.

Members of the 2023 Planning Committee / Ménbrus di Komité di Planeamentu 2023


Cynthia Mendes Joel Schwartz Kayla Shamayev

Emcees/Méstri di Serimonía

Dora Simas  Noah Winer

Committee Members/Ménbrus di Komitê

Alize Cabral
Alma Gottlieb
Aviva Weinstein
Carlos Ethan Ben-Ami Spinola
Devorah Phillips
Gerson Sergio Monteiro
Jadine Reis
Joshua Lakin
Peri Levin McKenna
Rebecca Ottinger
Rita Fernandes
Sheila de Oliveira
Stephen Hodin
Steven C. Siegel
Tillyruth Teixeira