Pesach

Pesach 2023

The Machzor (Prayer Book) that we will be using for Pesach services can be downloaded by clicking here

First Night Seder – Wednesday 5 April 2023
Pesach – Thursday 6 April – Wednesday 12 April 2023

Resources for your Family Seder
Here are some resources to help to engage children at the Seder, and enjoy how special Passover with the family is.
• EHRS Young families have created our very own EHRS interactive short Seder, click here, which involves and is fun for all the family. Perfect for those with pre-school and primary aged children.
• Print our Seder table activity place mat to keep the kids entertained, click here
• Passover quiz (created by an EHRS Members sister!), click here
• PJ Library Seder table card came to print and cut out cards, click here
• Some great games for and stories, click here

Please see below the various services, seders and activities we have on offer this year.

Pesach Services & Activities

Wednesday 5 April: First Night Seder
The EHRS team is delighted to enable anyone who wants to attend a family Seder on the first night to do so. Please contact June Lewis, our Rabbis’ PA at the Synagogue as soon as possible if you would like to find a host family to join for first night Seder. If you are prepared to do the mitzvah of hosting a guest, please let June know. Your Seder does not need to be perfect, people looking for a host family are simply hoping to be together with others.

Thursday 6 April: First Day Pesach
Main Service, 10:30
Our service includes the special liturgy and choral music for this central festival of the Jewish year and our coming together to celebrate our freedom.
Family Service, 11:00
The Family Pesach Service will take place in the Youth centre and will provide families with an opportunity to celebrate the Exodus from slavery in a joyful and relaxing atmosphere. At the end of the child-friendly Torah service, families will be able to enjoy a special Pesach quiz and a Pesach poem.
Communal Seder, 18:00
The EHRS Communal Seder will be held on Thursday 6 April at EHRS at 18:00 for a 18:15 start in the main synagogue hall, ending at approximately 22:00. Please join us for a lovely and friendly evening of good food and a Seder service. Full details below

Saturday 8 April
Chocolate Seder, 11:00
Please join us this Pesach for a delicious Chocolate Seder that will tantalise your taste buds and satisfy your soul! Full details below.

Tuesday 11 April: Erev Seventh Day Pesach
Study Service, 20:00
The King and the Lovers – Rabbi Mark’s study service will take us into the world of the Megilah for Pesach, the Song of Songs, called by Rabbi Akiva the ‘holy of holies’ of the Bible. Is this song of two lovers really a political dig at King Solomon? Who was the writer of the song, if not King Solomon?
Interwoven with our Erev Seventh Day Pesach service you will come out with a new appreciation of the this extraordinary poem.

Wednesday 12 April: Seventh Day Pesach
Main Service & Yizkor, 10:30
Our service includes the special liturgy & choral music that ends Pesach, together with a Yizkor to remember those who are no longer with us.
Family Service, 11:00
Join us as we trek across the Red Sea together in our interactive Seventh Day Pesach Family Service – what will you pack for our big adventure?

Pesach Play Scheme 2023

Monday 3 – Thursday 6 April 2023
9:15-16:00 (early drop off from 8:30 & late pick up until 17:00 available upon booking)

Four days of fun for all those in Reception to Year 6. Join us for sports, drama, music, art, getting creative, cooking, games, friendship and fun!

*EARLY BIRD PRICES AVAILABLE UNTIL THURSDAY 9 MARCH*
EHRS Members £102 Full 4 days or £26 per day on 3 & 4 April, £30 for 5 April, £20 for 6 April
Non EHRS Members £122 Full 4 days or £31 per day on 3 & 4 April, £35 for 5 April, £25 for 6 April
Sibling reduction available.

On 6 April, 1st day Pesach, there will be a creative Youth Service in the morning and Pesach themed activities in the afternoon.
Food will be provided by the synagogue to ensure it to be Kosher for Pesach on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 April.

Payment can be made via with a debit/credit card.
IF YOU WISH TO PAY WITH CHILDCARE VOUCHERS, PLEASE CONTACT GUY RONEN, education@ehrs.uk WHO WILL SEND YOU A MANUAL BOOKING FORM TO COMPLETE

Please click here to book

EHRS Communal Seder 2023

Thursday 6 April, 18:00

The EHRS Communal Seder will be held on Thursday 6 April at EHRS at 18:00 for a 18:15 start in the main synagogue hall, ending at approximately 22:00. Please join us for a lovely and friendly evening of good food and a Seder service. This Seder is suitable for all ages.

The 3 course catered Pesach meal will include either a chicken, fish or vegetarian meal. All main courses are served with roast potatoes and a selection of vegetables. Please note on your booking form your choice of main course and dessert for adults, and main course for children.

Adult Menu:
Starter: Clear Vegetable Soup with Kneidlach
Main Course: Garlic & Herb Roast Chicken OR Lemon & Herb Salmon OR Moroccan Vegetable Tagine
Dessert: Parve Chocolate Mousse OR Fruit Salad OR Mini Fruit Pavlova

Children’s Menu:
Starter: Clear Vegetable soup with Kneidlach
Main Course: Chicken OR Vegetarian Schnitzel
Dessert: Parve Ice-cream

Should you have a specific dietary requirement, this must be noted on the booking form at the time of booking as we cannot cater for special requests on the day.

EHRS Members: Adult £35 ~ Children 10-18yrs £20 ~ Under 10yrs free
Guests: Adult £40 ~ Children 10-18yrs £20 ~ Under 10yrs free

*CLOSING DATE FOR BOOKINGS WILL BE THURSDAY 23 MARCH*

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Chocolate Seder

Saturday 8 April, 11:00 at EHRS

Please join us this Pesach for a delicious Chocolate Seder that will tantalise your taste buds and satisfy your soul!

For all those aged 5 and above, younger siblings are welcome accompanied by an adult, and will take place in the Community Centre.

For catering purposes we must know numbers in advance, so booking is essential.

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Kuddle Up Omer

Friday 14 April, 15:00 – 16:30

Join us to celebrate the end of Pesach with some bread filled Challah making and get creative with some Omer crafting.

This is a special family activity prior to the Kuddle Up service.

15:00 – 16:00: Challah making and crafts
16:00 – 16:30: Kuddle Up Service

You are welcome to attend just the service as usual.

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