By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief
The Palisades Jewish Early Childhood Center hosted its Annual Model Seder ahead of Passover on Friday, March 19.
“Friday was a wondrous day of celebrating Passover with all the PJECC children and teachers,” Program Coordinator Nechama Diskin shared. “Everyone was all dressed up and seated at beautiful tables set in honor of our young guests.”
Tables were set with goblets, flowers, plates and napkins.
Passover, which occurs each year in March or April, marks the weeklong Jewish commemoration of the deliverance of the ancient Hebrews from slavery in Egypt.
In a typical year, the center would open the celebration to parents, grandparents and extended families, as it has done over the past two decades. This year’s experience was designed for the children—and “it was magical,” Diskin shared.
“We sang, clapped and stomped our feet as we listened to the Passover story,” Diskin explained.
The Model Seder was led by Chabad of Pacific Palisades’ Rabbi Zushe Cunin and his daughter, Morah Chanie, with Doda Mollie on guitar.
“We ended with a scrumptious outdoor meal that was eaten together with each class pod seated at their designated table,” Diskin explained. “The children were so excited to be in the same yard together. It was very special.”
Each family went home with a Passover package that included hand-made shmura matzah and Passover creations made by the children.
This year, Passover is celebrated between March 27 and Sunday, April 4.
For more information, including Passover resources, visit chabadpalisades.com/Passover.
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