Glen Rock, Ridgewood shuls join for siyyum for fast of the firstborn 
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Glen Rock, Ridgewood shuls join for siyyum for fast of the firstborn 

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.

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