passover seder

 In every generation, one is obligated to see oneself as though they, personally, went out of Egypt.

- Babylonian Talmud, Tractate P'sachim 116b, quoted in the Haggadah


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 History and Origins of Passover  


Our traditional Seder is held the first night of Passover on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required, contact Michelle at

Passover Yizkor Service held at 9:00 a.m. on the last day of Passover, Monday, April 17, 2017.

For more information about our Passover Programs or to receive our email newsletter, please contact Kathy at Also see our holiday calendar.


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