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North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation hosting Passover Seder

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Religious school families help read during the Passover Seder at the North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation in 2014.

TAHOE VISTA, Calif. — In 2015, Passover begins at sundown on Friday, April 3, and ends the evening of Saturday, April 11. During this time, Jews worldwide remember the story of the Exodus.

At Passover (Pesach), Jew tells the story of the Exodus from Egypt of the Israel slaves from the Pharaoh. God instructs Moses to go to Pharaoh and tell him "Let my people go."

When the Pharaoh refuses, 10 plagues are brought upon the Egyptians. During the last plaque, the Slaying of the Firstborn, the Israelite children were "passed over." After these plaques, Pharaoh agreed and the Israelites were set free.

Join the North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation on Saturday, April 4, for its annual 2nd Night Passover Mountain Seder at Granlibakken Resort in Tahoe City. Seating begins at 5:30 p.m., with services begin promptly at 6 p.m.

The Seder includes the reading of the Haggadah, including the Four Questions, searching for the Afikoman, and all the typical Passover foods, including Matzah (unleavened bread) Charoset (symbolizing mortar used by the Jew in building during their slavery) and Maror (horseradish).

Seder traditions and rituals are presented by Rabbi Beth Beyer. All are welcome to this family friendly event.

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Please make your reservations by March 30. Tickets for adults cost $65, and students 5-12 cost $25. No charge for children under 5.

RSVP to Ernie Grossman at 530-550-0570 or ernestgrossman@sbcglobal.net; or Rose Orenstein at rlorenstein@gmail.com. Major credit cards accepted.

The North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation is located at 7000 Latone Avenue in Tahoe Vista, with Shabbat Services weekly each Friday at 7 p.m. often with potluck before services, or dairy Oneg following. Check the calendar at tahoetemple.org.

SOUTH TAHOE SEDER

Also this year, in South Lake Tahoe, the Chabad Jewish Center is opening its doors for a community-wide public Passover Seder.

It takes place at 7:15 p.m. April 3, and the unique Seder experience will be led by Rabbi Mordey and Shaina Richler and will feature explanation and commentary based on mystical and Kabbalistic insights, humor and song.

A sumptuous four-course holiday dinner will be served with hand-baked Matzah and choice of wine. Suggested donation: $50 for adults, $25 for children.

This special event is open to all — no membership is required. RSVP is required. For information, call 530-314-7677, or visit JewishTahoe.com. 

The Chabad Jewish Center is located at 1898 Venice Drive in South Lake Tahoe.