Congregation B’nai Israel offers community Passover Seder

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Congregation B’nai Israel, the Reform Jewish synagogue in Fayetteville, is having a Community Passover Seder on Saturday, April 4. 

With guest Rabbi Matt Dreffin leading the service, the evening will be an interactive and fun-filled way to experience holiday.

The annual Jewish holiday of Passover begins on Friday, April 3, at sundown. Jews around the world will set aside seven days to remember the biblical story of the Exodus from slavery in Egypt to freedom. The Passover observance parallels the exciting narrative of Moses, the Egyptian Pharaoh, and the ten plagues found in the Torah, the Jewish scroll of the five books of Moses.

A special Seder, or ordered service, is conducted with symbolic foods and rituals that Jews recall the past, celebrate their freedom, and reflect upon ways to make the world a peaceful place for all inhabitants. 

The Seder service includes eating matzah, the unleavened bread of the Exodus, as well as sampling bitter herbs and parsley dipped in salt water to remind participants of the harshness and tears of slavery.

The festivities include songs, a retelling of the Passover story, a festive and delicious meal, and reflections of hope, peace and prosperity for all.

The community is invited to join the celebration and catered dinner, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are required.  For more information, please call the office at 678-817-7162.