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Keith Koster (left) and Rita Gelacke of PS 48 on Staten Island enjoy the Seder wMiller PhotographyKeith Koster (left) and Rita Gelacke of PS 48 on Staten Island enjoy the Seder with their children, 4-year-old Luca and 6-month-old Isabelle.
Sarah Evens of MS 172 in Queens breaks matzo with her dad, Marc Evens.Miller PhotographySarah Evens of MS 172 in Queens breaks matzo with her dad, Marc Evens.
George Altomare, a UFT founder, leads the singing of “Dayenu” with his friend, VMiller PhotographyGeorge Altomare, a UFT founder, leads the singing of “Dayenu” with his friend, Vera Campbell.
The traditional Seder plate this year included an orange to symbolize gender equMiller PhotographyThe traditional Seder plate this year included an orange to symbolize gender equality.
Sharing a horseradish sandwich are Teri Buch (left) of PS 226 in Manhattan and JMiller PhotographySharing a horseradish sandwich are Teri Buch (left) of PS 226 in Manhattan and Josie Levine, a veteran ESL teacher and member of the UFT Bilingual Committee.
Smiling with their matzo ball soup are Manhattan educators Farrah Alexander of PMiller PhotographySmiling with their matzo ball soup are Manhattan educators Farrah Alexander of PS 64 and Raphael Tomkin, the chapter leader at PS 333.
The group sings “Dayenu,” a Passover song about gratitude for one’s blessings.Miller PhotographyThe group sings “Dayenu,” a Passover song about gratitude for one’s blessings.
 Yona Adika, a UFT retiree, asks the traditional four questions about Passover.Miller Photography Yona Adika, a UFT retiree, asks the traditional four questions about Passover.

Nearly 80 UFT members and guests came to 52 Broadway on April 9 to celebrate Passover and recognize the holiday’s connection to labor activism and social justice. There was singing, food and a special tribute to Denise Koster, a UFT staff member who was an integral part of the annual Seder before her passing this year.

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