If the Passover story is new to you, or in case you need a little refresher, check it out:
Circa 1300 BCE in Egypt, the Israelites and the Egyptians were living in coexistence. Most cool! But then, a tyrant-like Pharaoh came to power and he started to see the increasing Israelite population as a threat. Giving into his fear and xenophobia, Pharaoh decided to enslave the Israelites and kill their firstborns. One mother said “no f*$%ing way!” and sent her baby down the river in some sort of raft. Luckily, the floating baby was saved by the Pharaoh’s daughter, who named him Moses, and made him part of the royal family. Moses eventually learned his true identity and decided it was his duty to save his people, the Hebrews, from Pharaoh's oppressive forces. Sidenote: God spoke to him and told him it was time to step up. With God as his super helpful sidekick (remember those 10 plagues? The supernatural parting of the Red Sea?), Moses eventually led the Jews out of Egypt, through the Sinai desert to safety…except it took a whole 40 years. But we MADE it. And that’s what counts.
During Collective Escape, we won’t just tell the same old story -- we will be part of it. We will examine where we are enslaved both personally and collectively and we will forge a path to freedom. It’s about you and your exodus. In each of our various Passover-inspired gatherings, a new side to our old story will be revealed.
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