The Los Alamos Jewish Center will hold its annual community Passover Seder this year at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
The event is open to the public.
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 (food with leavening).
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 the 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 Jack Shlachter 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.
Seating is limited so reservations should be made by March 30. Admission includes a full dinner and is $30 per adult LAJC member, $40 per adult non-member. Admission is $10 for member children 5-12, $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, lamb stew or salmon or butternut squash with vegetables and macaroons, chocolate dipped apricots and flourless chocolate squares for dessert. Walter Burke Catering of Santa Fe will cater the event.
To register, contact Abe Lederman at 505.690.3271 or firstname.lastname@example.org.