Residents of South Brunswick and surrounding areas are warmly invited to attend an authentic Public Passover Seder. All Jews, regardless of affiliation or background, are encouraged to participate in an evening replete with the Mah Nish Tanah, traditional hand made Matzah, Four Cups of wine, lively dialogue, and an exquisite Kosher for Passover meal. This Seder is sure to provide an inviting atmosphere of warmth and acceptance.
“This Seder is an opportune time to bring unity to the Community, and just get together to enjoy each others company,” said Carrie Weiss. “It’s the Seder that has kept families together for thousands of years.”
The theme of the Seder will be how to overcome the limitations prevalent in society today.
“The concept of ‘freedom’ is needed and relevant in America now more than ever,” said Rabbi Levi Azimov, director of the Chabad Jewish Center of South Brunswick. “Passover is the ideal time to celebrate freedom. This Seder will focus on being liberated from the daily challenges and tribulations that bind and confine us, by encouraging personal growth and self development. What a great way to relive the Exodus - people walking away feeling freed from their problems.”
Passover teaches, inspires, empowers and challenges us to leave “Egypt” each day, from our self imposed “slavery." It illuminates how to subdue the “Pharaoh” within, i.e. the impulse to live a life which does not conform to who we truly are, said Rabbi Azimov.
“This is an exciting opportunity to meet new people, share and enjoy great food,” said Goldie Azimov, Seder Coordinator. “The Seder meals will be interactive, warm and vibrant, interspersed with lively discussion through group participation as well as individual involvement.”
To introduce the theme of this highly anticipated Passover Seder, Chabad Jewish Center of South Brunswick is distributing a ‘How To’ Passover Guide as an appetizer to the event.
“Everyone of all ages will feel comfortable at this Seder,” Goldie said. “It will be an experience to remember for a lifetime.”
The Seder will take place at the Chabad Jewish Center of South Brunswick, One Riva Avenue, South Brunswick, on Friday, April 6, 7 p.m.
For more information and reservations, please contact Rabbi Levi or Goldie Azimov at (732) 398-9492 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year on Passover (“Pesach” in Hebrew) we recount the humble birth of the Jewish nation. Forged out of the harshest slavery, we were redeemed from corrupt Ancient Egypt through G-d’s open miracles. In powerful Egypt, the Jews prospered until forced by their jealous hosts into slavery.
Egyptian barbarism increased, until king Pharaoh decreed that every male child born be drowned. One child saved, Moshe (Moses), emerged as the agent of our redemption – bringing the Divine call to worship, promising freedom. Pharaoh’s stubbornness incited ten miraculous plagues to God’s omnipotence on the idolatrous Egyptians.
Finally, He smote their first-born, “Passing over” the Jewish homes. The Jews marched out, only to be trapped by the Egyptians and the Red Sea; but God parted its waters and they passed to freedom. But this is not jus an epic tale: Passover is the “Time of our Freedom” and in every generation, the Passover season brings with it a new liberation.
Its highlight is the Seder, with colorful, tasty symbolism – Matzah, Four Cups of Wine, Bitter Herbs – that brings to life the power and the wonder of the Exodus, as we discover anew the freedom that is ours to bring to the world. For more information, visit www.passover.net.
--Chabad of South Brunswick