Temple Beth Am in Parsippany welcomes members of the community, especially interfaith families, to join us at an Interfaith Seder on Thursday evening, March 21 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Temple, 879 South Beverwyck Road. As the community prepares for Passover, the Festival of Freedom and the holiday of spring, the Temple invites participation from our interfaith family members and their extended families as well as unaffiliated interfaith families, friends and neighbors looking to explore the different symbolic foods and customs we associate with this holiday. In addition to the clergy and members of the Temple, three neighboring churches and their pastors will join in the Seder. This event is appropriate for middle school age students and older.
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; prohibition on the eating of chametz (leaven); and the eating of matzah (an unleavened bread). On the fifteenth day of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar, Jews traditionally 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.
The service will be lead by Rabbi Ronald Kaplan and Cantor Inna Serebro-Litvak and is being organized by Sue Gann.
Help Temple Beth Am celebrate as they join together to become a richer community. (If you have a special recipe for charoset or marror, or would like to lend your assistance, please contact Kathy Decker at (973) 887-0046. There is no charge for this special event. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Temple office (973) 887-0046 ext. 10 by March 15.