Our Temple office will be closed on Monday, May 29, Memorial Day, and on Wednesday, May 31 in observance of Shavuot.
Please join us on Tuesday night at 7:00 pm for Shavuot Festival Service and Confirmation and Wednesday at 11:00 am for Shavuot Morning Service with Yizkor.

Passover

Happy Passover from Temple Beth El!  This year (5777 or 2017), Passover begins on the evening of April 10 and continues through April 17.

Passover commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt.

After many decades of slavery to the Egyptian pharaohs, God saw the people’s distress and sent Moses to Pharaoh with a message: “Send forth My people, so that they may serve Me.” But despite numerous warnings, Pharaoh refused to heed God’s command and God sent upon Egypt ten devastating plagues, afflicting them and destroying everything from their livestock to their crops.  The last of the ten plagues was killing the Egyptians firstborn. While doing so, God spared the Children of Israel, “passing over” their homes—hence the name of the holiday. Pharaoh’s resistance was broken, and he virtually chased his former slaves out of the land. The Israelites left in such a hurry that the bread they baked as provisions did not have time to rise.

Passover Seder #1 _ round

We hope you’ll join us for one of our Second Night Seders or other Passover events. All upcoming holiday events at Temple Beth El are listed below.  Please join us as we celebrate the exodus to freedom together!

Are you looking for a first night seder to join or do you have room to host a seder guest or two? Contact Candace Naliboff, Director of Member Services, 704-749-3068.

Please visit the URJ Passover Page for more information, recipes, family activities and creative ideas for your seder.