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 (“order”) and a festive meal; the prohibition of Chametz (“leven”); 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 Hagadda (“telling”) which contains the order of prayers, rituals, readings and sogs 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.
Come Celebrate Passover at TBI
- Morning Service on the First Day of Passover
- Community Seder on the Second Night of Passover
- TBI presents a Second Night Seder in a family-friendly format. Please join us as we tell the Passover story using a haggadah which was specially selected by Rabbi Kupetz. Enjoy a delicious traditional meal and the wonderful familiar and contemporary music that we always include at this special event. All are welcome – you, your family, and your friends.
Sample Seder Menu (from a previous year):
Seder Plate, Matzah, Wine and Grape Juice at each table
First Course – Egg with Salt Water; Charoset; Gefilte Fish; Parsley
Main Course – Matzah Ball Soup; Potato Kugel; Chicken Picatta; Tsimmes with Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Prunes, and Apricots; Vegetarian Entree, Butternut Squash (if requested)
Dessert – Almond Torte and a Chocolate Dipped Strawberry; Coffee (Regular and Decaf), Tea
Space is limited. Reservations required.