Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch
On April 8, 2006 the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported, "Muslims, Buddhists and Christians joined Jews at the Seder table for a Passover meal. It was the first Seder for many of the non-Jews there... Thursday's model Seder was sponsored by the Interfaith Council of Greater Richmond, an organization that represents 21 different area religious denominations. The council's purpose is to develop understanding, respect and cooperation among religious faiths, said Lynn Johnston, a member of Unity Church of Richmond and the council's president-elect. Congregation Or Atid, a conservative synagogue in western Henrico County, hosted the meal. Merrill Shapiro, rabbi of Or Atid, guided the 55 participants through the two-hour Seder... Michael Greenberg of Or Atid said the model Seder is a way of learning about one another's traditions and cultures."