Pesach, 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 chametz (leaven); and the eating of matzah (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 haggadah, 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.


A Place at Your Seder

What makes this night different than all other nights? Friday, March 30, is the first night of Passover, and we are looking for congregants interested in inviting members of the Temple community to their homes for seder.

Do you have an extra spot or two at your Passover table? Please let us know HERE or email Rachel Opatowsky at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have a seat for someone to partake in the Mitvot of Passover and enjoy a delicious Passover meal.