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Seder at Chabad of NW Metro Denver in 2010 - (Photo taken before the holiday)
Seder at Chabad of NW Metro Denver in 2010 - (Photo taken before the holiday)

Early Start and Early Finish for Westminster Community Seder

Chabad of NW Metro Denver will be bringing to the community the warmth and tradition of the Passover Seder, the four cups of wine, the four questions, the delicious food and authentic hand baked matzah with two public Seders to be held on Friday evening, April 22, and again on Saturday night, April 23.

The Seders invite participants to re – experience the wondrous liberation of the Jews from Egyptian bondage, while sharing the relevance and beauty of the age old festival in our modern lives.

“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 freedom – physical, emotional and spiritual – and breaking free of the shackles of life that might be restraining us from reaching our potential. This universal message of personal freedom is what is at the heart of America and what makes Passover such a celebrated holiday by people of all backgrounds.” Included in the Seder will be a delectable catered dinner paired with a variety of fine wines and handmade round ‘Shmurah’ Matzah. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available upon request.

The first night Seder on Friday April 22nd is geared for singles, couples and families of all ages who appreciate an early finish to the  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 Saturday April 23rd is unique in that Rabbi Benjy and Leah Brackman will be opening their family Seder to the community. This Seder will include all the traditions including a nightfall start and a midnight finish. 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 affiliation or background. Reservations and more information can be found online at www.COJewish.com/seder.  Cost: Before April 15th $30 adult Child $15 – After April 15th $35 adult and $20 child.

What is the holiday of Passover?

The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated this year from sundown on Friday evening, April 22, until after nightfall on Saturday, April 30 (2016). Passover commemorates the exodus of the Jews from Egypt and will be celebrated with festive “Seder” dinners on April 22 and 23 (2016). Other holiday observances include no consumption of leavened products such as bread and pasta during the entire eight days, 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 affiliation. For more information, contact Chabad of NW Metro Denver at 720-984-5805 or visit online at www.COJewish.com

About Rabbi Benjy Brackman

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

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