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Seniors enjoy pre-Passover Seder

April 6, 2015

Over 75 seniors attended a pre-Passover Seder and luncheon to celebrate the start of the holiday a little early on March 31 at the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse. The Seder, led by Rabbi Daniel Fellman of Temple Concord, Syracuse, was followed by the JCC Bobbi Epstein Lewis Senior Adult Dining Program’s special holiday baked chicken meal.

Guests were treated to a delightful retelling of the story of the Israelites’ liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt. Rabbi Fellman kept everyone engaged and participating in the Seder with his thoughtful and colorful delivery of ritual’s prayers, stories and singing.

Photo of Bea Carroll (right) passing the matzah to Alan Doshna during the JCC's pre-Passover Seder.“The atmosphere and turnout of this year’s Seder and lunch was absolutely wonderful,” said Marci Erlebacher, JCC of Syracuse executive director. “It was great to see so many regular program participants along with some new faces come together and share in this Seder with Rabbi Fellman this year. Because of family or other circumstances, this is the only Seder that some of our seniors are able to take part in.”

The JCC of Syracuse’s Bobbi Epstein Lewis Senior Adult Dining Program offers seniors, age 60 and over, a delicious, well-balanced kosher meal weekdays at noon for a $3.50 suggested contribution. It’s the only senior nutrition program available in Upstate New York serving kosher meals five days per week. The program is funded in part by the Onondaga County Department of Aging and Youth and the New York State Office for the Aging and Administration for Community Living. For more information, and to RSVP for a lunch, call 315-445-2360.