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Explanatory Community Passover Seders In North Metro Denver

Guests at a previous Seder hosted by Chabad of NW Metro Denver
Guests at a previous Seder hosted by Chabad of NW Metro Denver

Few Jewish holidays evoke the same warm sentiments as Passover. Memories of family and friends gathered as the four cups of wine are poured, the four questions asked and the Matzah served, all contribute to Passover’s popularity in the Jewish community. Bringing the warmth and tradition of this festival to the public Chabad of NW Metro Denver is inviting all residents to participate in community Seders to be held on Monday night, April 14, and again on Tuesday night, April 15.

The Seders take participants through the wondrous liberation of our ancestors from Egyptian bondage, while sharing the relevance and beauty of the age old festival in our modern lives. Included in the Seder will be a delectable catered dinner paired with a variety of fine wines and handmade round ‘Shmurah’ Matzah from Israel. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available upon request.

“Passover is not simply a celebration of the historic liberation of an ancient people,” said Rabbi Benjy Brackman, executive director of Chabad of NW Metro Denver “Passover is about our own personal liberation – physically, emotionally and spiritually. Passover inspires us to break free from the shackles restraining us from reaching new heights – in our lives, relationships and connection with G-d.”

The first night Seder on April 14th is geared for singles, couples and families of all ages who appreciate an early-finishing Seder but don’t want to miss out on the beautiful Seder traditions and meaningful commentary.  In addition a children’s Seder program will be held including a children’s menu, arts and crafts and clown show.  This Seder is held in the Rocky Mountain room at Front Range Community College in Westminster.

The second night Seder on April 15th is unique in that Rabbi Benjy and Leah Brackman open their family Seder to the community. This Seder will include all the traditions including a nightfall start. The younger members of the Brackman family enrich the Seder experience by providing commentary, explanations and songs.

All are welcome to join the community seder, regardless of Jewish affiliation or background. Reservations and more information can be found online at www.COJewish.com/seder.  Cost: Before April 4th $25 adult Child $12 – After April 4th $30 adult and $15 child

 What is the holiday of Passover?

The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated this year from sundown on Monday night, April 14, until after nightfall on Tuesday, April 22 (2014). Passover commemorates the exodus of the Jews from Egypt and will be celebrated with festive “Seder” dinners on April 14 and 15 (2014). Other holiday observances include restricting the consumption of leavened products such as bread and pasta, instead eating unleavened matzah. Additional information about the Passover holiday is available at www.COJewish.com/Passover.

About the Sponsoring Organization

Chabad of NW Metro Denver offers Jewish education, outreach and social service programming for families and individuals of all ages, backgrounds and affiliations. For more information, contact Chabad of NW Metro Denver at 720-984-5805 or visit online at www.COJewish.com

 

About Rabbi Benjy Brackman

Rabbi Benjy Brackman
Benjy Brackman is the Rabbi/Executive Director of Chabad of NW Metro Denver in Westminster, Colorado.

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