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Celebrating Passover

Celebrating Passover

The eight-day festival of Passover begins with the first seder on Friday, March 30. A second seder is held Saturday night, March 31; Passover concludes on Saturday night, April 7. The following organizations will hold seders open to the community: 

Temple Beth Am, Parsippany — A second-night seder open to Parsippany-Troy Hills-area residents will be held on Saturday, March 31, at 5:30 p.m. The traditional seder will include creative songs, special readings, lively discussions, and a kosher-style meal. 

Contact Debbie Lesser at 973-887-0046 or

Congregation Beth Israel, Scotch Plains — A family-friendly seder will be held on March 30 at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $40 adults, $20 for ages 2-12, free for under two. Contact 908-889-1830 or 

B’nai Shalom, West Orange — A community seder will be held on March 31 at 8 p.m. Cost is $58 adults, $28 children under 13; register at and scroll to “second seder” flyer.

Chabad Center of Northwest NJ, Rockaway — “User friendly” seders with bilingual texts will be held March 30 and 31, both at 7:45 p.m. RSVP to 973-625-1525, ext. 202, or or go to for more information.

Chabad of West Orange — A seder will be held Friday, March 30, at 8 p.m. Cost is $60 adults, $25 children, free for under 3. Go to or call 973-325-6311.

Temple Emanu-El, Westfield — A community seder will be held March 31 at 6 p.m. Cost for non-members is $60 adults, $25 children 12 and under. To check availability, contact Brian Chartock at 908-232-6770, ext. 114, or 

Jewish Labor Committee and Community Relations Committee of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ — The New Jersey Labor Seder will be held at Congregation Ahavas Sholom in Newark on Monday, March 26, at 6 p.m. 

The seder will focus on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike; traditional holiday texts will be connected to current issues of social justice: immigrant rights, the Dreamers, the fight for a $15/hour minimum wage, paid sick leave for all, and the proliferation of gun violence as a modern-day plague.

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