The Los Alamos Jewish Center will hold its annual community Passover Seder this year at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 at the Betty Ehart Senior. The event is open to anyone interested in attending.
The Seder is a ceremonial dinner filled with rituals designed to celebrate the Jewish people’s exodus from Egypt. The Seder, which is Hebrew for “order,” ushers in the week of Pesach in which Jews refrain from eating Chametz. (Chametz means “leaven” and is any food that’s made of grain and water that have been allowed to ferment and “rise.”)
The celebration of Passover commemorates the miraculous delivery of the Jews from years of slavery, ultimately culminating in the birth of the Torah, the Five Books of Moses, at Mount Sinai.
Thus, for Jews all over the world, this annual time of renewal is a time to look at themselves and society through the lens of the slave once again. It is a time to let go of all prejudice, intolerance, closed mindedness and limited thinking. It is a time for renewed inspiration to help create a world that is free for all peoples and all religions.
This year, Rabbi Stephen Landau will lead the Community Seder as a fun evening of ritual dedicated to the memory of the Exodus from Mitzrayim, or Egypt, and the importance of freedom and respect for everyone. The event will be catered by Walter Burke Catering of Santa Fe. Seating is limited, so make reservations by April 8.
Admission includes a full dinner and is $30 per adult LAJC member or $40 per adult non-member. Admission is $10 for member children 5-12 or $20 for non-member children 5-12 and free for children 4 and under.
The dinner will be Kosher, and will include gefilte fish, matzo ball soup, salad, chicken or salmon or butternut squash with curried vegetable, with macaroons, chocolate dipped apricots and flourless chocolate squares for dessert.
To register, contact Abe Lederman at 505.672.2758 or firstname.lastname@example.org.