Passover (Pesach)

27th March – 3rd April 2021

The eight-day Jewish holiday of Passover is celebrated in the early spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan. Passover (Pesach) commemorates the escape of the jewish people from being slaves in Egypt. Pesach is observed by avoiding leaven (rising agents), and highlighted by the Seder meals that include four cups of wine, eating matzah and bitter herbs, and retelling the story of the Exodus.

In Hebrew it is known as Pesach (which means “to pass over”), because the Jewish homes were passed over when God sleighed the Egyptian firstborn on the very first Passover eve.

This year we will be again joining together online for our first night seder, joining with the service in the Haggadah before taking a break to eat and coming back together to complete the story.

The reform Haggadah can be found online here

We will also be concluding passover with a joint Zoom service with other Northern Communities on Saturday 3rd April 2021.