Passover

Sunset, April 3 – Evening, April 11, 2015

Passover is a weeklong, ancient Jewish holiday with both agricultural and historical associations: the celebration of the spring harvest and a reminder of the period when the ancient Israelites were miraculously freed from Egyptian bondage. The customs associated with the holiday include holding a gathering called a seder, a ceremonial dinner that comes with an interactive script and includes eating symbolic foods such as unleavened bread (more like a cracker than bread) called matzah, telling stories, asking questions and thinking about the meaning of freedom.

Celebrate Passover at the JCCSF with the following programs:

No Worries Passover Seder
Cooking class with Michele Pfiefer, Community Table Head Chef
Monday, March 23 • 6:30 – 9:30 pm

The 19th Annual Passover Freedom Seder
Tuesday, March 31 • 6:30 pm

The 36th Annual First Night Community Seder
Led by Rabbi Batshir Torchio
Friday, April 3 • 6:30 pm

Émigré Passover Seder
Wednesday, April 8 • 3:00 pm

Older Adult Passover Seder Lunch
Tuesday, April 7 • 11:30 am