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 eve of the fifteenth day of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar, we read from a book called the hagaddah, meaning "telling," which contains the order of prayers, rituals, readings and songs 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.
Passover at WRT:
Women of Reform Judaism's 17th Annual Women's Seder
Thursday, March 30, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
As the Israelite women danced into freedom after the parting of the Red Sea, they ushered in a time of great learning and sacred education for the Jewish people. We invite you to join in this Passover celebration as we gather and pay tribute to the daughters of Israel. Guided by the WRJ Women’s Haggadah, they will retell the Passover story with an emphasis on the feminine and join together to sing, pray, dance and share a ritual meal. All mothers, sisters, daughters, ECC moms, post Bat Mitzvah teens and J-lective students are welcome! Download a flyer for more information
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WRT Men’s Club Annual Men’s Seder
Thursday, April 6 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm
This year’s seder is open to all males of Confirmation age or older. All young men below the age of 21 must be accompanied by an adult. The event is $36 per person. Please make check payable to: Men’s Club and write “seder” in the memo. Mail to: MC/WRT, 255 Mamaroneck Rd., Scarsdale, NY 10583. Include NAME(s) of persons attending, contact phone # and email. Or pay by credit card here.
Passover Festival Morning Service
Tuesday, April 11 at 10:00 am
Passover Yizkor Service
Monday, April 17 at 10:00 am