NuRoots’ fourth annual Collective Escape is a reimagined citywide Passover festival. We’ve put together a diverse variety of offerings aimed to celebrate the holiday in a way that’s accessible, unique and relevant. Our hope is that you walk away from these experiences feeling a genuine connection with the Passover story.
This year, we’re finding Order in Disorder.
We are consumed by the constant chaos around us, overwhelmed by the things out of our control. We fall into patterns and habitual tendencies leaving us no time to pause, reflect, and refine. We are slaves to our daily grind.
We invite you to escape with us, to leave the grind behind, and to reflect on what freedom means to you.
Through retelling the Exodus story and finding newfound strength in oppressive times, we can escape from what’s enslaving us and find a sense of community, power, and order in the face of disorder.
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.