Passover Celebration in Waukesha Includes Traditional Dinner
Chabad Lubavitch of Waukesha is inviting all Jews to participate in this year's Passover celebration.
Editor's note: The following article was submitted by the Chabad Lubavitch of Waukesha.
Few Jewish holidays evoke the same warm sentiments as Passover. The family and friends gathered – the Matzah, wine, and the Pesach melodies, all contribute to Passover’s popularity. This year all Jews, regardless of affiliation or background, are warmly invited to participate in an evening replete with the Mah Nish Tanah, traditional handmade Matzah, four cups of wine, lively dialogue, and an exquisite four-course Kosher for Passover brisket dinner. Chabad of Waukesha will host these communal Passover Seders, on the first and second nights of Passover March 25 and March 26.
“Passover is not simply a celebration of the historic liberation of an ancient people,” said Rabbi Levi Brook, Director Chabad of Waukesha. “Passover is about our own personal liberation – physically, emotionally and spiritually. Passover inspires us to break free from the shackles restraining us from reaching new heights - in our lives, relationships and connection with God.”
“This is an exciting opportunity to meet new people, share, and enjoy great food,” says Fraidy Brook, Seder Coordinator. “The Seder meals will be interactive, warm and vibrant, interspersed with lively discussion, drama acted out by the children, group participation as well as individual involvement.”
The Seders take participants through the wondrous liberation of our ancestors from Egyptian bondage, while sharing the relevance and beauty of the age old festival in our modern lives.
The Seders will be held on March 25 and March 26 at the Chabad Jewish Center of Waukesha, 1222 East Broadway. The unique Seder experience will be led by the local, Rabbi Levi Brook and will feature explanation and commentary based on Kabbalistic insights, infused with stories, humor, and of course joyous song!
Suggested donation: $36 for adults, $18 for children
To prepare for the highly anticipated Passover Seder, Chabad of Waukesha is offering a complimentary “Celebration” magazine, plus free Shemurah Matzah (limited supply) as an appetizer to the event. Chabad of Waukesha is a Jewish outreach, educational and social service organization, serving more than 5000 Jews in Waukesha County.
For more information, call 262-563-9770, or visit www.JewishWaukesha.com.
Each year on Passover (“Pesach” in Hebrew) we recount the humble birth of the Jewish nation. Forged out of the harshest slavery, we were redeemed from corrupt Ancient Egypt through God’s open miracles. In powerful Egypt, the Jews prospered until forced by their jealous hosts into slavery. Egyptian barbarism increased, until king Pharaoh decreed that every male child born be drowned! One child saved, Moshe (Moses), emerged as the agent of our redemption – bringing the Divine call to worship, promising freedom. Pharaoh’s stubbornness incited ten miraculous plagues to God’s omnipotence on the idolatrous Egyptians. Finally, He smote their first-born, “Passing over” the Jewish homes. The Jews marched out, only to be trapped by the Egyptians and the Red Sea; but God parted its waters and they passed to freedom. But this is not just an epic tale: Passover is the “Time of our Freedom” and in every generation, the Passover season brings with it a new liberation. Its highlight is the Seder, with colorful, tasty symbolism – Matzah, Four Cups of Wine, Bitter Herbs – that brings to life the power and the wonder of the Exodus, as we discover anew the freedom that is ours to bring to the world. For more information, visit http://www.jewishwaukesha.com/passover