Chabad offers community Seders


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The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated this year from sundown on Friday night, April 19, until after nightfall on Saturday, April 27. Passover commemorates the exodus of the Jews from Egypt and will be celebrated with festive Seder dinners at two local Chabad organizations.


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  • Logan, Joseph, Asher and Sammy are ready for Passover (Photo courtesy of Rabbi Meir and Rivkie Borenstein)




  • Sofia Greenberg of Goshen receives hand-made shmurah matzah as well as a Passover kids magazine from Chabad’s Rabbi Pesach Burston, as her grandfather, Alan Friendman of Pine Bush, looks on (Photo courtesy of Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston of Chabad)




  • Chabad of Orange County’s Bar Mitzvah Club recently visited an authentic shmurah matzah bakery. Pictured with Rabbi Pesach Burston and Gabbai Ira Kanis are (from left): Ben Friedman of Monroe, Daniel Askenazy of Highland Mills, Ariel Koyfman of Chester, Evan Leeds of Chester and Amir Mosker of Monroe (Photo courtesy of Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston)




  • Chabad Hebrew School students display the Passover Seder Plate they made through the art of wood burning (Photo courtesy of Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston)




  • Juliana Loftus of Goshen learns about some of the Passover traditions at Chabad Hebrew School, including the Plague of Darkness (sunglasses), the Seder Plate, and the tradition of dipping a vegetable in salt-water. Salt water is a reminder of the tears of the Jewish people as slaves in Egypt. (Photo courtesy of Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston of Chabad)




  • Heather Sentell of Monroe shows the Passover Seder Plate she designed at Chabad Hebrew School (Photo courtesy of Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston)




  • The Goldenberg family of Warwick receive hand-made shmurah matzah as well as a Passover kids magazine from Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston (Photo courtesy of Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston)




  • Getting ready for Passover, with a gluten free Passover cooking demo at Chabad’s Jewish Women’s Circle, from left: Samira Galler, Becky Benezra, Michelle Sentell Chana Burston, Anita Reich, all of Monroe, Lisa Merksamer of Warwick and Lana Shmulenson of Cornwall. (Photo courtesy of Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston)




  • Getting ready for Passover, with a gluten free Passover cooking demo at Chabad’s Jewish Women’s Circle, led by chef and food blogger Sylvia Fallas of Brooklyn, pictured with Chana Burston (Photo courtesy of Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston)



“Passover is not simply a celebration of the historic liberation of an ancient people. Passover is about our own personal liberation — physically, emotionally and spiritually. Passover inspires us to break free from the shackles restraining us from reaching new heights."
Rabbi Pesach Burston


Chester and Goshen. Few Jewish holidays evoke the same warm sentiments as Passover. Memories of family and friends gathered as the four cups of wine are poured, the four questions asked and the Matzah served, all contribute to Passover’s popularity in the Jewish community.

Two local Chabad organizations are offering the warmth and tradition of this festival.

Goshen

The Chabad Center of Orange County, led by Rabbi Meir Borenstein and Rivkie Borenstein, is offering an elegant catered Passover dinner at 12 North Church St. in Goshen.

Relive the exodus, discover the eternal meaning of the Haggadah, and enjoy a community Seder complete with hand-baked Shmurah Matzah, wine, and dinner spiced with customs. Share songs, stories, and traditions.

First Seder: Friday, April 19, at 7 p.m.

Second Seder: Saturday, April 20, at 7:45 p.m.

The cost is $36 for adults, $10 for children, or $100 for a family. No one will be turned away for lack of financial means.

RSVP by emailing chabadoc@aol.com or call 845-291-0514, or reserve online on Facebook. Also visit chabadoc.com.

Chester

Chabad of Orange County, led by Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston, is hosting two community Seders at 1170 Route 17M, Suite 1, in Chester. Enjoy a delicious, meaningful, interactive, fun, and educational Seder, with interactive activities, stories, song, and humor.

First Seder: Friday, April 19, at 6:45 p.m.

Second Seder: Saturday, April 20, at 8 p.m.

The cost is $45 for adults, $25 for children ages 3-13. No one will be turned away for lack of financial means.

RSVP by emailing RSVP@ChabadOrange.com, or register online at ChabadOrange.com. Visit chabadorange.com.



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