, known as Passover in English, is a major Jewish spring festival, commemorating the Exodus from Egypt over 3,000 years ago. The ritual observance of this holiday centers around a special home service called the seder (meaning "order") and a festive meal; the prohibition of (leaven); and the eating of (an unleavened bread). On the fifteenth day of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar, Jews gather with family and friends in the evening to read from a book called the , meaning "telling," which contains the order of prayers, rituals, readings, and songs for the Passover seder. Today, the holiday is a celebration of freedom and family. Read more about Passover at the URJ Website.
Get Set for Seder!
Sunday, March 26, 12:15-2:00 pm
This year our Temple family will be making Passover seders in our own homes, or going as guests to others. We will not have a community seder at the Temple this year. If making a seder makes you nervous, join Rabbi Harris for workshop with the basics of how to “Get Set for Seder.” Topics will include
Sunday, April 9, 10:30 am
Join us for a morning “Cater a Seder” workshop. Volunteers in the kitchen will help you prepare Passover charoset and matzah ball soup. No need to fear – our Seder Mavens are here!
Judaism praises hospitality to strangers and guests based largely on the examples of Abraham and Lot in the Book of Genesis. The practice is called hachnasat orchim, or “welcoming guests”. If you’re still nervous about making a seder or would like to attend another Temple family’s seder, click here: “We'd like to be invited to a seder” and we’ll find a seder for you to attend. If you have space at your home seder for someone to join, click here: “We have space at our table”. Just fill out the forms and we’ll play Yenta the matchmaker for a Passover seder.