Passover

LET'S TALK PASSOVER...

 

There are a lot of different ways you can experience Passover at Congregation Shaarai Shomayim or in your home.

Explore the upcoming events, additional resources, and donation opportunities below.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

A SPECIAL PASSOVER COMMUNITY-WIDE EVENT

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!

Reserve your seats today to the 33rd Annual Second Night Seder and register online here.

If you haven't joined us yet, beware - - it may become a new tradition in your home! This event, coordinated by the Shaarai Shomayim Brotherhood, is a traditional Community Family Seder Celebration that is open to the public and is conducted by Rabbi Jack Paskoff. It is an interactive seder where you leave spiritually fulfilled, and belly-filled.

Tickets are required to attend this event, and you can make seat requests. Adult tickets are $25 each, children tickets, ages 7-12, are $15 each, there is no cost for those children ages 6 and under, and there is a $100 maximum per family.

When you complete the online registration, you will also be asked to tell us which kosher-style meal you would like reserved for each guest. Want to know what's on the menu? Continue looking on this web page for the full menu. 

April 11

5:30PM

Four Seasons Golf Club, 949 Church St., Landisville

Banquet Room

 

Contact Aaron Zinner, Brotherhood President, for additional questions at alz17522@comcast.net.

 

MAIN COURSE OPTIONS:

 

Homemade Beef Roast Brisket, served in sauce with carrots and potatoes

 

Homemade Vegetable Matza Lasagna

SIDES:

 

Homemade Matza Ball Soup

 

Applesauce

 

Gefiltefish (from Baltimore Deli)

 

Matza

 

Choroset / Horseradish

DESERTS:

 

Kosher-style Desert Buffet from Sweet Street

 

Coffee

MEN's SEDER / WOMEN's SEDER

There are certain expectations that only men (or only women) can share. There are specific expectations that only men (or only women) have. There are certain challenges that only men (or only women) face. And there are certain things that can only be understood by men (or only by women). Men need the company of men, to be men; Women need the company of women, to be women. Where does a contemporary man (or woman) go find male (or woman) bonding? ... To the Men's / Women's Seder at Shaarai Shomayim!

Join us in the social hall for gender-divided Seder as we follow the Men of Reform Judaism's Men's Seder Haggadah and the Women of Reform Judaism's Women's Seder Haggadah. Neither Seder will include dinner; however dessert will be shared.

April 3

7:30PM - 9:00PM

Social Hall: The men will be congregating in the small side, and women congregating in the large side of the social hall.

 

RSVP to Miriam Baumgartner at miriam.ag.baumgartner@gmail.com / 717-392-1245 if you plan on attending.

PASSOVER RESOURCES:

INTEGRATE SOCIAL JUSTICE INTO YOUR SEDER

People of all ages enjoy the holiday for many reasons - the food, the opportunity to celebrate as a family and the creative, interactive components of the Seder. Yet, delve deeper, and certain themes contained within the Exodus story and the observance of the holiday may resonate on a personal level and provide motivation to perform mitzvot. These themes, many of which have social justice implications, are indeed what make the holiday so poignant within, if not the centerpiece of, the Jewish experience.

Download "Passover: A Social Justice Guide" from RAC to learn different ways to incorporate social justice into your Seder.

PASSOVER-SPECIFIC DONATION OPPORTUNITIES:

PASSOVER PROJECT

Don't let families go hungry this Passover! With your support, boxes of food will be delivered to hungry families and those confined to nursing homes and assisted living facilities. 

Please sign up to bring in your donations of matzah, matzah ball soup mix, gefilte fish, horseradish, and macaroons and more to the Mitzvah Closet by Friday, April 7. If you would rather give a financial donation, please send your donation, payable to Jewish Family Service, 75 East James Street, Lancaster, PA 17602.

The Passover Project is a community project supported by Jewish Family Service of Lancaster, Congregation Shaarai Shomayim, Degel Israel, and Temple Beth El. For additional questions, contact Alyssa Gottlieb at 717-951-1372 / usy@tbelancaster.org.

Thu, 30 March 2017 3 Nisan 5777