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Religion briefs 3-27-15

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Passover observance to be celebrated April 2

Passover, or Pesach, is the first of the major Jewish festivals mentioned in the Bible. Passover celebrates God freeing the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt — a story told in the book of Exodus. Each year, families gather to retell the story of their deliverance to pass along its message of hope, redemption and faith to their children.
The observance of the Last Supper Seder will be 6:30 p.m. April 2 at The Christian Church, 92 East Road.
The observance will be a family-oriented dinner and celebration, which places special emphasis on Jesus’ use of the elements from the Passover meal to inaugurate the commemoration of His sacrifice. Patrons are encouraged to bring a Passover themed main dish and salad or dessert. However, the items should be in keeping with Paschal regulations. There are only two basic restrictions: (1) No Pork, (2) No Leaven. Googling “seder or passover recipes” should offer plenty of ideas. The church will provide drinks, paper supplies and the special meal elements used in celebrating the Passover.
A sign up list will be in the church’s foyer, or can call 662-6468 or send an email to thechristianchurch@msn.com to RSVP.

LAJC to host community Seder

The Los Alamos Jewish Center will have its annual community Passover Seder this year, April 4 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event is open to to the public.
This year Rabbi Jack Shlachter 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 Walter Burke Catering of Santa Fe.
Seating is limited so make reservations by March 30. Admission includes a full dinner and is $30 per adult LAJC member, $40 per adult non-member. Admission is $10 for member children 5-12, $20 for non-member children 5-12 and free for children 4 and under.
The dinner will be Kosher and will include gefilte fish, matzo ball soup, lamb stew, or salmon, or butternut squash with vegetables. Macaroons, chocolate dipped apricots and flourless chocolate squares will be offered for dessert. To register, contact Abe Lederman at 690-3271 or via email at abe@deepwebtech.com.