By Kathy Chouteau
Richmond’s Temple Beth Hillel is swinging open its doors to welcome the community to a Congregational Seder Sat., April 8 at 6 p.m. The Passover dinner event is open to all who reserve a spot.
“Join Rabbi Dean Kertesz and Cantor Marney Margules in retelling the Passover story, singing the holiday songs and partaking in the ritual foods and wine,” said the temple in a statement, adding, “Celebrate the sweetness of freedom with family and friends.”
In observance of the holiday, Passover dinner with ceremonial wine will be served, with vegan options available to those who reserve it in advance. Organizers encourage participants to bring their own bottle of kosher wine and also a kosher for Passover dessert to share.
The cost for dinner for members is: Adults $35, children ages 7-12 $20, children ages 3-6 $10 and children under age 3 are free. The cost for non-members is: Adults $55, children ages 7-12 $30, children ages 3-6 $15 and children under age 3 are free. Organizers note that seating is limited and encourage community members to make their reservations early.
Passover, a major Jewish holiday, celebrates the Israelites’ escape from slavery in Eqypt, according to the Bible. This year the holiday begins Wed., April 5 at sunset and ends Thurs., April 13.
Temple Beth Hillel is located at 801 Park Central in Richmond. For more info or to reserve a spot, click here or call 510-223-2560.