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From The Desk of rabbi rosie

Dear Friends,

It’s hard to believe after that unsightly snow storm, but we will soon welcome the spring, and with it the spring festival of Passover. That means it is time for our next Celebrating Jewish Life experience. Make sure you’ve marked your calendars for the Second Seder on Saturday, April 20th at 6:00 pm at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven. We’ll commence with the Seder promptly at 6:15pm. Please be sure to RSVP either on-line at or feel free to let me know by email. You may select either the roasted chicken or the vegetarian option of stuffed large portabella mushroom cap with sautéed spinach pine nuts and red pepper. Feel free to invite family and friends to join you.

It’s fun to have a little homework assignment to help with getting to know each other during the seder. Be ready to share a few words about your family’s journey from Mitzrayim (Egypt or country of origin) and a custom you brought with you. Where did your family come from and do you still embrace certain traditions that you can trace back generations?

For those of you who enjoy Passover baking, we’d love to have you add variety to our Seder desserts. Please contact Michelle Rogoff to coordinate or 440-552-7265.

Also, if you’d like to be a table host and use your seder plate for your table, let me know. We’ll need about twelve.

Finally, some of you have asked about Celebrating Jewish Life for next year. Yes! There is a 2019-2020! Watch for next year’s Celebrating Jewish Life schedule and renewal information in the next month.

Also I’ve had several inquiries about a CJL trip to Israel, and have set up the tour dates for February 6-16. Let me know if you’re interested.


Lastly, in the Events Section of this website you’ll find several announcements of other community affiliates we like to support. Hope to see you at some of these events. Also, as promised, I’ve included the AIPAC sermon I delivered at the AIPAC Shabbat service for the Reform Movement.

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