Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Passover Seder

Last Sunday, Rabbi Amy Rossel from synagogue Bet Chaverim joined our children at 9:30 to share with us about the Jewish holiday of Passover. We enjoyed singing songs and hearing the story of the holiday.

We then shared a special meal, including some of the ritual foods from the Seder Plate. A Seder is a special meal where the story of Passover is told, using special foods to represent different parts of the story.

Each Seder plate includes a shank bone, a roasted egg, haroset (a mixture of apple, nuts and wine), horseradish, a second bitter herb (often romaine) and parsley (or other greens). Each of these items has a ritual significance in the story of Passover. Many modern Seder plates also have an orange and/or olives. Click here to find out why!

For a flash presentation to learn more about Passover, see http://www.chabad.org/holidays/passover/flash/flash.html. chabad.org has several really interesting videos.