Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Brooklyn, NY (March 28, 2017) - New York City's diverse communities will come together at  The Bridge Multicultural & Advocacy Project (MCP) for a mock Interfaith Unity Seder on Sunday April 2, 2017, at its flagship location: 1894 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn (near Kings HWY) from 5PM-9PM. The Seder Program starts promptly at 6PM. Guests will enjoy FREE hot international gourmet foods and live music featured by Zach Fredman and the Epichorus Band. 

"The Interfaith Unity Seder will host diverse religious leaders, dignitaries and representatives of all faiths united at one table. The evening will include official greetings and teachings from the Passover Seder, focusing on the theme of PEACE", said Mark Meyer Appel, founder of The Bridge MCP.  For the past five years, The Bridge MCP has served as the epicenter for various communities of New York City to come together in the pursuit of a common ground and unity.  Honored guest include;  Public Advocate Letitia James, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez, Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, Council Member Mathieu Eugene, Assemblyman Dov Hikind,  Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte, State Senator Jesse Hamilton and State Senator Kevin S. Parker.  The opening Seder will be presented by the Executive Vice President from the New York Board of Rabbis, Rabbi Joseph Potasnik.  Sharing the Passover tradition is an outstanding way to unify people of all beliefs.  

"It is an honor to be part of this community Interfaith Seder. Our focus and passion is to bring people together, people of different faiths and cultures to share experiences and grow in friendship. We are delighted to partner with The Bridge MCP on this endeavor", states Abu Khaliquzzaman, a prominent leader in the Muslim community and the President of The Interfaith Dialogue Project Peaceheals

"We are excited to united New Yorkers as we celebrate Passover, Easter, Ramadan and all faiths as we unite through hope. The Bridge MCP is founded on unity for all," said the Bridge founder Mark Meyer Appel. "We are blessed to live in a nation that not only celebrates but guarantees us so many liberties. I cannot think of a better theme for coming together as diverse communities during this moment in our nation's history," proclaims Appel. 

For the past 20 years, the leadership of The Bridge Multicultural Advocacy Project has played a historic role advocating for social change in our nation. That impact has been most evident in its ability to petition and legislate social issues and health initiatives into laws. Its strong advocacy movement has been extremely successful in effecting the local community for change. It has supported more effective laws to protect children from sexual abuse as well as leading an aggressive push for expanding services for children of special needs. Its work in fighting serious health issues including; Diabetes, Asthma, and Obesity has lead to changes and the expansion of city-wide programs in addressing these issues.

Please join us!