Jewish Community Center of Northern NJ to Host Passover Events

Bergen County Passover Events

Bergen County Passover Events: The Jewish Community Center of Northern NJ will host a series of Bergen County Passover Events.These Bergen County Passover Events will be held at Temple Beth Or, 56 Ridgewood Road, Washington Township, New Jersey.

The eight-day festival of Passover (Pesach) is the major Jewish spring festival that commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery. This year, Passover will be celebrated from the evening of Friday, March 30 through Friday April 7, 2018.  Passover is observed by avoiding leaven (yeast), retelling the story of Exodus, and by special Seder meals that include matzah and bitter herbs.

A free lecture series Moses Didn’t Drink Manishewitz will be held on Thursdays, March 8, 15 and 22 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm. Rabbi Daniel Pernick will conduct this lecture series on the origin and evolution in Passover observances. Rabbi Daniel has served Beth Am Temple in Pearl River (NY) since 1985 and has previously served as president of the Pearl River Interfaith Council and the Rockland County Board of Rabbis.  To register for kosher senior lunch (suggested donation $4), contact Ruth at ruthb@jccnnj.org or 201-666-6610 x2 by Thursday, March 22).

Charoset from Around the World will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 11:30 am-12:00 pm. Learn about and sample three very different charoset recipes.  Charoset, a relish made from a wide variety of fruits, nuts, and sweeteners, is part of the Passover Seder plate.  This program is free. To register for kosher senior lunch (suggested donation $4), contact Ruth at ruthb@jccnnj.org or 201-666-6610 x2 by Thursday, March 22).

A Senior Seder with Cantor Mark Biddelman will be held on Thursday, March 29 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm. This full Seder will feature food, songs and fun. Suggested donation is $4. To register, contact Ruth at ruthb@jccnnj.org or 201-666-6610 x2 by Tuesday, March 15).

For more information, call 201-666-6610 or visit www.JCCNNJ.org.

The Jewish Community Center of Northern NJ (formerly the Bergen County YJCC), a 100-year old organization, embraces Jewish values and heritage, while maintaining an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity and welcomes the community at large to enhance mind, body and spirit through cultural, educational and recreational opportunities, without regard to race, religion or ability. The JCC of Northern NJ is in the process of realigning its goals and mission with the greater community and has embarked on a significant process to develop a long-term strategic plan to redefine the organization to meet the evolving needs of the community. For more information, call 201-666-6610 or visit https://www.facebook.com/JCCNorthernNJ/

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