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The Los Alamos Jewish Center will hold its annual community Passover Seder at 5:30 p.m. April 20 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The event is open to anyone interested in attending.The Seder is a ceremonial dinner filled with rituals designed to celebrate the Jewish people’s exodus from Egypt. The Seder, which is Hebrew for order, ushers in the week of Pesach in which Jews refrain from eating Chametz, or leavened breads. The celebration of Passover commemorates the miraculous delivery of the Jews from years of slavery, ultimately culminating in the birth of the Torah, the Five Books of Moses at Mount Sinai. Thus, for Jews all over the world, this annual time of renewal is a time to look at our selves and our society through the lens of the slave once again. It is a time to let go of all prejudice, intolerance, closed- mindedness and limited thinking. It is a time for renewed inspiration to help create a world that is free for all peoples and all religions.This year the president of the Los Alamos Jewish Center, Andrew Dattelbaum, and Rick Light will lead the Community Seder as a fun evening of ritual dedicated to the memory of the Exodus from Mitzrayim, or Egypt, and the importance of freedom and respect for everyone. The event will be catered by Simple Elegance, owned and operated by Lindsay Alexander of Los Alamos.
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