Chabad Center to hold community seder

Passover seder 

Chabad Center will hold a Passover seder open to the general community on the first night of the holiday, Wednesday, April 5. Festivities will begin with services at 7:30 pm followed by the seder; services and the seder will be held at the Chabad Center, 420 Murray Hill Rd., Vestal.

The seder will include all of the traditional observances, a full-course dinner, handmade shmurah matzah and mystical insights. The haggadah will be read with participation from all present in both Hebrew and English, and the many customs and traditions of the seder will be explained. “Our seder is open to anyone who wants to attend a traditional seder – no previous knowledge or level of observance is required,” explained Rabbi Aaron Slonim, executive director of Chabad. “Be prepared to be welcomed – just are you are – as part of the family.” 

There is no charge for the seders, but donations to help defray the cost are appreciated and can be sent to Chabad before or after the holiday. “We will be serving a full course, traditional holiday dinner, but I do urge participants to have a bite to eat earlier in the evening to tide them over the ceremonial, opening portion of the seder, which precedes dinner,” added Rivky Slonim.

For more information and reservations, e-mail or call the Chabad office at 797-0015.

Shmurah matzah available

Hand-made shmurah matzah will be available for purchase through the Chabad Center for $18 a pound, or three matzahs for $10, as long as the supply lasts. Interested parties are urged to place their orders as soon as possible. To order shmurah matzah, call the Chabad Center at 797-0015.