“Saturday Night Seder” is the Passover gift that keeps giving. The virtual event, in which a host of celebrities—Jewish and non-Jewish—told the Pesach story in comedy and song, raised $3.5 million for the CDC Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund. Now, two songs from the program, “When You Believe” and “Next Year,” have been released by Ghostlight Records, and all sales proceeds will benefit Jews for Racial and Economic Justice.
“They’re an organization that really believes in Jewish people standing up as allies for other marginalized communities,” said “Next Year” co-writer Shaina Taub. “In Judaism, there’s a principle called Tikkun Olam which means to repair the broken world and to be of service to people, and so in this current moment of Black Lives Matter and to continue with that spirit of service, it was about how we could use our Tikkun Olam.”
As previously reported “Saturday Night Seder” has launched an Emmy Awards campaign for nomination in the variety category. Now “Next Year, with Skylar Astin singing lead, is a contender for best original song as well.
Emmy nominations will be announced July 28, and the ceremony is scheduled to take place Sept. 20.