Welcoming Passover
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Welcoming Passover

Pesach’s almost here!

Spring starts on March 20. Usually that means that Passover is a few weeks away, but this year ““ uh oh! We have just a few days to get ready. The first seder is on the evening of Monday, March 25; Passover ends on the evening of Tuesday, April 2.

Communual sedarim

Some local synagogues offer seders that are open to the community. This is the list of shuls that have sent us their information by press time. Check with your local synagogue to see what will be going on there on the first two nights. (Also check the listing to see if you have to make a reservation, and if there is a deadline.)

First seder – Monday, March 25

Clifton

The Daughters of Miriam Center/The Gallen Institute welcomes the community to a seder; there are three options, at 4:30, 6, and 8 p.m. 155 Hazel St. Call for reservations; (973) 253-5211.

Wayne

The Chabad Center of Passaic County hosts a seder in English and Hebrew at the center, 194 Ratzer Road, at 7 p.m., with hand-baked shmurah matzoh. (973) 694-6274 or rabbi@jewishwayne.com.

Hoboken

Chabad of Hoboken hosts a community seder there – 556 1st Street, #3 – at 7:30 p.m., with hand-made shmurah matzah, a variety of wines, and a three-course meal. ChabadHoboken@gmail.com.

Second seder – Tuesday, March 26

Clifton

The Daughters of Miriam Center/The Gallen Institute welcomes the community to a seder; there are three options, at 4:30, 6, and 8 p.m. 155 Hazel St. Call for reservations; (973) 253-5211.

Jersey City

Temple Beth-El offers a seder for families, couples, singles, and seniors at 5:45 p.m. Make reservations by March 17. 2419 Kennedy Boulevard. (201) 333-4229 or office@betheljc.org.

Wayne

Temple Beth Tikvah invites both members and non-members to a seder led by Rabbi Steven Wylen at 6 p.m. Dinner will be potluck; for an additional fee, a kosher dinner can be arranged. Make reservations by March 20. Hope, (973) 305-6870 or hopehaiman@yahoo.com or Michelle, (973) 201-8741 or mdsilodor@optonline.net.

Glen Rock

Glen Rock Jewish Center hosts a community seder led by Rabbi Neil Tow at 6 p.m. Vegetarian dinners ate available upon request. BYO kosher for Passover wine. 682 Harristown Road. Make reservations by March 19. Judi, (201) 445-1963 or judi.forer@gmail.com.

Wyckoff

Temple Beth Rishon in Wyckoff offers a congregational seder led by Rabbi Ken Emert and Cantor Ilan Mamber at 6 p.m. Make reservations by March 19. 585 Russell Ave. (201) 891-4466 or www.bethrishon.org.

Bayonne

Temple Beth Am in Bayonne offers a seder led by Rabbi Gordon Gladstone and catered by Lox, Stock & Deli at 6:30 p.m. 111 Avenue B. (201) 858-2020 or TempleBethAm@optonline.net

Cliffside Park

Temple Israel Community Center/Congregation Heichal Yisrael, offers a seder after Ma’ariv, which starts at 6:30 p.m. It will be led by Rabbi Shammai Engelmayer, using his own scripted haggadah. Make reservations by March 18. 207 Edgewater Road. (201) 945-7310.

Hoboken

United Synagogue of Hoboken holds a seder led by Rabbi Robert Scheinberg at 7 p.m. Babysitting is available. 115 Park Ave. (201) 659-4000 or office@hobokensynagogue.org.

Wayne

The Chabad Center of Passaic County hosts a seder in English and Hebrew at the center, 194 Ratzer Road, at 7:30, with hand-baked shmurah matzoh. (973) 694-6274 or rabbi@jewishwayne.com.

New Milford

Rabbi Bob Mark will lead a community seder at Congregation Beth Tikvah/New Milford Jewish Center at 8 p.m. Make reservations by March 18. (201) 261-4847 or office@bethtikvah.net.

Hoboken

Chabad of Hoboken hosts a community seder there – 556 1st Street, #3 – at 8:30 p.m., with hand-made shmurah matzah, a variety of wines, and a three-course meal. ChabadHoboken@gmail.com.

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