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Boston’s Best Ways To Celebrate Passover 2013 With Kids

March 15, 2013 6:00 AM

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(Photo from: Temple Emmanuel)

(Photo from: Temple Emmanuel)

Passover, also called the festival of freedom, is an eight day celebration of the Jews being freed from slavery in Egypt. Starting the evening of March 25, 2013 and ending on the evening of April 2, the Boston area offers a variety of ways to celebrate Passover with your children. Learn about the history of Passover, attend a Seder service, dine on a kosher Passover dinner, take in a concert, make crafts and sing songs. Whether you are new to the Jewish holiday or have been celebrating for years, Boston has what you are looking for this Passover season.
(Photo from: Temple Emmanuel)

(Photo from: Temple Emmanuel)


Let My People Go

Temple Emmanuel
120 Chestnut St.
Wakefield, MA 01880
(781) 245-2414
www.wakefieldtemple.org

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013––8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Price: $20/adult, $10/children under 13

Listen to the musical stylings of Kim and Reggie Harris, coupled with the guitar playing and storytelling of Rabbi Jonathan Kligler, to celebrate a night of Jewish and African American freedom with “Let My People Go.” Using a folk and gospel sounds, Kim and Reggie Harris create an entertaining performance celebrating the holiday season appropriate for all ages. The “Let My People Go” concert welcomes anyone of any faith to enjoy a musical education on the history of Passover. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry, but additional donations are welcome.


Live From Egypt: Passover

Fayerweather Street School
765 Concord Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 841-8009
www.bostonjcc.org

Date: March 17, 2013––10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Price: $15/family, $5 additional/family walk-ins

Experience Passover in a dramatic way as you watch the history of the holiday through theatrical scenes and seasonal costumes depicting the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery. At “Live From Egypt: Passover,” children of all ages can learn the historical significance of Passover and the successful fight for freedom. Spend some time creating a Passover craft to take home and enjoy a holiday-appropriate snack. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is preferred.


A Passover Family Celebration

Kehillah Schecter Academy
One Commerce Way
Norwood, MA 02062
(781) 795-0510
www.bostonjcc.org

Date: March 17, 2013––10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Price: $15/family, $5 additional/family walk-ins

Gather up your family and take your young children to “A Passover Family Celebration,” where you will live the history of Passover through the PJ Library Storywalk. Listen to Passover songs and make crafts as you learn how the Jewish people fled slavery. Embrace the history of the many ways the Jewish people overcame hardship. Enjoy Passover treats while understanding the importance of the holiday. Everyone is welcome, whether you celebrate Passover or not. Walk-ins are also welcome, but registering ahead of time is preferred.

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(Photo Credit: Beacon Hill Bistro)

(Photo Credit: Beacon Hill Bistro)



Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro Passover Menu

Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro
25 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 723-7575
www.beaconhillhotel.com

Date: Monday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 26––5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Kick off your Passover celebration with Executive Chef Josh Lewin at the Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro. Participate in a delicious, prix fixe Passover meal. Take the family and savor the mouthwatering makings of a three-course Passover dinner and enjoy the traditional unleavened bread matzo served before the main meal. The Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro is an award-winning restaurant that uses local, organic foods to create classic, succulent dishes.

(Photo from: Temple Emmanuel)

(Photo from: Temple Emmanuel)


Community Seder

Temple Emmanuel
120 Chestnut St.
Wakefield, MA 01880
(781) 245-2414
www.wakefieldtemple.org

Date: March 26, 2013––6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Price: $36/adults, $25/children under 13

Attend a Seder service at Temple Emmanuel with Rabbi Mark Newton to celebrate the beginning of Passover with your family. Enjoy the Passover holiday feast with a kosher, four-course dinner as you listen to the service given by the rabbi. Reservations for the Community Seder service must be made by March 16. Temple Emmanuel is a small congregation that has been around for more than 50 years.

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Nicole Adams resides on the South Shore of Massachusetts. She is a freelance writer specializing in animal welfare. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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