Every year, Jews in Queens and across the world celebrate Passover, commemorating the escape from slavery in Egypt. The Seder meal is the central ritual of the holiday and a time to come together with family and friends.
Here are a few of the communal Seders being held in Queens this year. Make sure to call for more information and reservations.
Community Seder in Forest Hills:
The Reform Temple of Forest Hills hosts Passover second night Seder. (Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 5:30 p.m., $48/$63, reservations required, 71-11 112th St, Forest Hills, NY, 718-261-2900).
Passover in Forest Hills:
Passover seders with Rabbi Algaze and guests.
- Monday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Havurat Yisrael Home, 68-60 Austin Street, Forest Hills, NY
- Glatt Kosher Lamehadrin Caterers under the Vaad of Queens
- $60 one seder. $110 both seders. Children under 3 free; 3-12 $25
- For information call Havurat Yisrael, 718-261-5500 or email@example.com
Passover in Flushing:
Free Synagogue of Flushing holds a Second Night Community Seder on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. Rabbi Michael Weisser and Cantor Steven Pearlston will tell the Passover story in verse and song. All are welcome. $35/$50. 41-60 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing. 718- 961-0030 or firstname.lastname@example.org Attn: L. Tujak. Reservations deadline: Friday, April 4.
Community Passover Seder in Rego Park:
Rego Park Jewish Center hosts a Community Passover Seder the first night of Passover, Monday, April 14, 2014. The evening begins with services at 7 p.m., followed by seder at 8 p.m. $70/$80. The Rego Park Jewish Center is located at 97-30 Queens Blvd., Rego Park, NY. Call 718-459-1000 for reservation.
Annual Seders in Whitestone:
Second Night Passover Seder at the Whitestone Hebrew Centre is Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (7:45 p.m., 12-45 Clintonville Street, Whitestone, NY, followed by Seder in WHC Ballroom.$54 pp; RSVP, 718-767-1500; email@example.com).
Passover in Astoria and Long Island City:
The Astoria Center of Israel hosts its Communal Passover Seder on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at its landmark home (27-35 Crescent St, Long Island City, NY 11102, 718-278-2680), $45/$65.
On Monday, April 14, 2014 at the Chabad of Long Island City hosts a Passover Seder. The evening includes a traditional meal. RSVP online. $50 per person - "Nobody turned away for lack of funds." (Chabad of Long Island City, 47-31 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY, 718-609-0066)