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Temple Bat Yam to hold Passover Seder celebration

By Staff | Mar 25, 2019

Bat Yam Temple of the Islands will hold its community Passover Seder on April 19 at 6 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.

Rabbi Stephen Fuchs will lead the Seder, with the musical assistance of Cantor Murray Simon.

There will be a catered dinner, including all the favorite traditional foods, supplemented by some homemade dishes and desserts. Guests are encouraged to bring their own personal Seder plates, matzo covers, Elijah and Miriam cups, and any other traditional table items; the food items for the Seder plates will be provided.

The family-oriented Passover Seder meal is steeped in tradition and ritual. The focal points are matzo to remember the hasty departure, bitter herbs as a taste of the bitter slavery in Egypt and wine to celebrate freedom. The “Haggadah” is the special textbook that describes the events that bring the Israelites from slavery in Egypt to freedom. Reading the “Haggadah” fulfills the biblical obligation to make the story known to the children so that the message and meaning are not forgotten.

Space is limited; reservations are required by April 5.

The cost is $50 per person for members and their immediate families, and $65 per person for non-members; children from ages 5-14 are $25 per child, and children under 5 are free.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Annette.pacyga@gmail.com or 941-740-1650.