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North Shore Temple Emanuel

a Progressive Jewish Congregation

Pesach

Pesach, which falls on the 14th day of Nisan, celebrates our people's freedom from bondage under Pharaoh in the land of Mitzrayim, as recounted in the Book of Exodus (Shemot).  For seven days, we eat matzah and consume no leavened products, to remind us of our biblical forebears who fled before their bread could rise.  We also share a ritual meal, a Pesach seder, in which we retell the story of our exodus.  

Our synagogue is cleared of all leavened products during the days of Pesach, and we gather for a communal seder on the 2nd night of Pesach.  We also hold a Pesach morning festival service, and a 7th day Yizkor service.

"In every generation," reads our Haggadah (order of service for the seder), "each person must see him or herself as having personally gone forth from Mitzrayim (Egypt)."  Each year, we are to remember that we were slaves and strangers in a strange land, so that we will each work to end oppression of all peoples, in every era.

This year we look forward to welcoming all who would like to celebrate Pesach in community, whether at our annual communal seder, or in the sanctuary with our choir, or at our evening Yizkor service, or at the beach.  There’s something for everybody, in this season of our redemption (and school holidays!).

COMMUNAL PESACH SEDER - SATURDAY 16 APRIL 6:15pm AT NSTE
Join us for our Communal Pesach Seder on the 2nd night of Pesach, Saturday 16th April, beginning with Havdalah and with a delicious three course meal and great company.
Please click here for more information and to RSVP here for what is always a warm and festive celebration of our freedom, our peoplehood, and our commitment to free the world of tyrants and plagues. For catering purposes, please book by Thursday 31 March.

PESACH MORNING SERVICE - SATURDAY 16 APRIL 10:00am IN THE SANCTUARY
Join us for a beautiful Shabbat and festival morning service in the sanctuary with the rabbis and NSTE choir, including Hallel.  This service will also be livestreamed.

EREV 7th DAY PESACH SERVICE WITH YIZKOR - THURSDAY 21 APRIL 6:30pm IN THE SANCTUARY
Join us for a poignant evening service in the sanctuary with the rabbis and choir, including Yizkor prayers for those we’ve lost in the past year since last Pesach.  This service will also be livestreamed.

We look forward to sharing the Pesach season with you.

 

Sun, 3 July 2022 4 Tammuz 5782