Chabad of Shelton to host Passover Seder

Chabad of Shelton will host the Passover Seder on April 15, 2022.

Chabad of Shelton will host the Passover Seder on April 15, 2022.

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SHELTON — As Passover approaches and the world grapples with the largest humanitarian refugee crisis in decades, Chabad of Shelton will join Chabad centers around the world in announcing that all are welcome at their Passover Seders — the festive dinners celebrating the holiday — on April 15.

Chabad of Shelton will host the Passover Seder at 7:45 p.m.

The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated this year from sundown on April 15 until after nightfall on April 23. Passover commemorates the exodus of the Jews from Egypt and will be celebrated with festive “Seder” dinners on April 15 and 16.

“This year, as we sit down to our Seder, we will be welcoming those in need locally, and the needs of those suffering across the globe will be on our minds as well,” said Rabbi Shneur Brook, who co-directs Chabad of Shelton.

“In Kabbalistic teachings, Matzo is referred to as the ‘Bread of Faith’ and the ‘Bread of Healing,’ and we will share Matzo with the community at a time when faith, hope and healing are needed more than ever,” Brook added.

The Seders take participants through the story of the liberation of the Jewish people from bondage in ancient Egypt, Brook said, while sharing the relevance and beauty of the age-old festival in the modern world. Included in the Seders will be a delectable catered dinner paired with a variety of fine imported wines and Ukrainian handmade round “Shmurah” Matzo.

Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis throughout Europe will be hosting more than 30,000 refugees from Ukraine at their Passover Seders as part of a massive humanitarian effort that Chabad has led in response to the crisis, Brook said.

Thousands more refugees will receive Passover food packages, according to Brook, enabling them to celebrate the holiday despite the difficulties they face.

The Seder costs $40 per adult, $20 per child, but Brook said no one will be turned away for lack of ability to pay. Reservations can be made online at JewishShelton.com/passover.

For more information, call 203-364-4149 or visit www.JewishShelton.com.

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