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.
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.
Four Seasons Golf Club, 949 Church St., Landisville
Contact Aaron Zinner, Brotherhood President, for additional questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAIN COURSE OPTIONS:
Homemade Beef Roast Brisket, served in sauce with carrots and potatoes
Homemade Vegetable Matza Lasagna
Homemade Matza Ball Soup
Gefiltefish (from Baltimore Deli)
Choroset / Horseradish
Kosher-style Desert Buffet from Sweet Street
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.
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 email@example.com / 717-392-1245 if you plan on attending.
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:
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org.