It’s a tradition of many synagogues, including the Glen Rock Jewish Center and Temple Israel of Ridgewood, to hold a siyyum on the morning before Pesach begins, when first-born sons are supposed to fast, remembering the 10th plague. A siyyum is a ceremony that marks the completion of a course of study. On Friday, April 22, both shuls will gather for a program at the Glen Rock Jewish Center at 7 a.m.
One of the rabbis, Rabbi David Fine of Temple Israel, will teach during the service, and then, as is traditional, participants will share a meal to celebrate the learning. This seudat mitzvah takes precedence; once people have broken their fast there, they can eat for the rest of the day. For information, call (201) 652-6624.