The Deliberation and Liberation of Passover

By Jon Sievert

The Rev. Marti Keller, a lifelong Jewish Unitarian Universalist, celebrates the deliberation and liberation of Passover with an examination of “enough” at this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service. Passover is celebrated by Jewish people all over the world, including Jewish members of UU congregations. Many of us are familiar with the Bible story of escape from slavery in Egypt and the promise of a homeland of peace and prosperity. But there is another part of this story, in what is called the Haggadah, which invites us to celebrate the enough in our lives before the more: more freedoms, more love, more attention, and more things, more, more, more. What are the enoughs and mores in our lives?

UU Service
Dayenju: It Would Have Been Enough
By Rev. Marti Keller
Sun, Apr 5, 10:30am
La Posada de la Aldea
Ancha de San Antonio 15

“Reproductive Justice: Expanding Our Social Justice Calling”
Wed, Apr 8, 10am
Jewish Community Center
Calle de las Moras 47

In addition to this service, Rev. Keller will facilitate a discussion titled “Reproductive Justice: Expanding Our Social Justice Calling” on Wednesday, April 8, at 10 am at the Jewish Community Center at Calle de las Moras 47. Unitarian Universalists and a number of Jewish denominational and affiliated organizations have been in the frontline of women’s reproductive rights for decades, promoting and defending effective contraception and access to birth control and legal abortion. Urged to do so by women of color, member organizations in the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Justice (RCRC) are now engaged in a broader analysis of the racial, economic, cultural, and structural barriers to women’s power. How do we ensure the right to have children, to not have children, and to parent children in safe and healthy environments? This meeting is open to all.

Rev. Keller has served as both a parish and community minister in the southern region of the United States for the past 16 years. She is past president of Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness, co-editor of Jewish Voices in Unitarian Universalism (Skinner House 2014), vice president of the Society for Humanistic Judaism, and a frequent contributor to its journal. Prior to her ordination, she was a cultural reporter, arts critic, and columnist, as well as a director of public affairs and government relations for Planned Parenthood in California. In addition to her journalism and personal essays, she is a published poet, including several recent chapbooks and publication in women’s presses. She also has a long career in social justice work, including reproductive justice and the human rights of women and children.

The UU Fellowship meets every Sunday at 10:30am at La Posada de la Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15 and welcomes people of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Visitors are invited to attend the service and then join the UUs for coffee and snacks afterwards. The room is wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit our website at


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