Passover – Apr. 19


Passover Seder | April 19 | 5 p.m.

The time is NOW to purchase your Seder tickets for 5779!  We have a very limited capacity and tickets will be on a first come first seated basis.  Please register through the link above and pay for your tickets to make sure that your seat is guaranteed. 

We will be hosting the Congregation Beth Hatikvah Community Seder at the Synagogue again this year.

Join us for a full Passover Menu including:
Israeli Salad
Gefilte Fish
Boiled Eggs
Matzo Ball Soup
Kosher Brisket
Roasted Potatoes
Honeyed Carrots
Pomegranate Coleslaw
Apple Kugel Dessert
and at least four glasses of wine!

Tickets are $25 per person for members, $35 for non members and $15 per child.

There are many volunteer opportunities available. 
We need people to:

  • Help with bringing tables up from the basement, setting up tables and chairs, 
  • Help with decorating the room and setting the tables
  • Help with kitchen cleaning and chametz clear out.
  • Help with food preparation
  • Help with launduring of table linens afterwards.
  • Help with dishes – would you be willing to claim a tub of dirty dishes to take home, wash and bring back?
  • Act as table hosts, providing the ritual items and the guidance for your table.

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 eve of the fifteenth day of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar, we read from a book called the hagaddah, meaning “telling,” which contains the order of prayers, rituals, readings and songs for the Pesach seder. The Pesach seder is the only ritual meal in the Jewish calendar year for which such an order is prescribed, hence its name.

The seder has a number of scriptural bases. Exodus 12:3-11 describes the meal of lamb, unleavened bread, and bitter herbs which the Israelites ate just prior to the Exodus. In addition, three separate passages in Exodus (12:26-7, 13:8, 13:14) and one in Deuteronomy (6:20-21) enunciate the duty of the parents to tell the story of the Exodus to their children. The seder plate contains various symbolic foods referred to in the seder itself.

While we each have our own traditions and memories of Passover, the CBH community creates new ones together by filling our family seder plates our ‘famous’ seder plate bar, round-the-room reading from the Haggadah,  and a community-cooked meal starting with homemade matzoh ball soup and ending with a dessert buffet!

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