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Edgewood to host Seder

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Anyone interested is welcome to attend a Passover Seder, the traditional Jewish festive meal celebrating the first night of Passover, April 12 at the Edgewood Tahoe Clubhouse or April 13 at Temple Bat Yam, depending on available space. Reservations should be made as soon as possible to ensure a seat.

Send paid reservations for the Seder at Edgewood, which will include a gourmet dinner, by April 1 to Temple Bat Yam, P. O. Box 5099, Stateline, NV 89449. Tickets for the Seder at Edgewood are $50 for adult members of Temple Bat Yam, $25 for children 5 to 12 years old, and $10 for toddlers. Non-member prices are $65 for adults, $40 for children 5 to 12 years old and $20 for toddlers. There is limited seating with a first-come, first-serve policy. To find out if there is any space left, call Rabbi Jonathan Freirich at (775) 588-4503 or e-mail: rabbijonathan@yahoo.com. From the Carson Valley call (775) 267-2761.

To find out about the second Seder on April 13 at the temple, call Charna Silver at (775) 588-8112. If there are still seats left, she will tell you what to bring, as it is a potluck with specific items requested.

The Passover Seder re-tells the Exodus of the Ancient Israelites from the slavery of Egypt with symbols, many of them edible, and begins the eight-day celebration of Passover. The celebration of Passover reminds Jews that all people should be free, and that as former slaves we must always work for those with less than us. Songs are sung, both new and old, and the women of Temple Bat Yam will present a dance of celebration to one of them. A piece of matzah is traditionally hidden and children are invited to find it before the dessert is served, in order to receive a prize.


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