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 fifteenth day of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar, Jews gather with family and friends in the evening to read from a book called the hagaddah, meaning “telling,” which contains the order of prayers, rituals, readings and songs for the Passover seder. Today, the holiday is a celebration of freedom and family.


First Seder

Monday, April 22

Celebrations at home and with friends and family.
Resources: Parts of a Seder PlateLearn Mah Nishtanah – The Four Questions, in Both Hebrew and English, Purchase Haggadot from CCAR Press

Congregational Passover Seder (2nd Night)

Tuesday, April 23 at 6:00 PM

Led by Rabbi Bloch and Cantorial Soloist Robin Koota.
Registration and details at

Seventh Day of Passover Service & Yizkor

Monday, April 29 at 10:00 AM

Led by Rabbi Bloch and Cantorial Soloist Robin Koota.
Contact the Temple office for more information.