SALT LAKE CITY – With the Passover season rapidly approaching, Salt Lake’s Jewish Community is preparing to honor one of the holiest periods of the year. The Feast of the Passover is a time of joy, reflection and family togetherness.
Passover is a celebration and remembrance of the Exodus of the Children of Israel from bondage in Egypt. After being brought into Egypt at the time of Jacob and Joseph in order to save the Israelites from a devastating famine, a regime change in the region led to the enslavement of the Israelites. Though the prophet Moses, the Lord brought the Children of Israel out of this bondage many years later and ultimately led them to the Promised Land. By placing blood of the firstborn lamb above their doorways, the faithful were saved as a plague of death literally passed over their homes and killed the firstborn of the House of Egypt. Devastated by the death of his firstborn son, the Pharaoh let the Israelites free. Each year since, the faithful gather around the family table and hold a Seder feast and remember this miracle.
The Congregation Kol Ami wll have its Annual Community Seder on April 6, 2012. The cost for the event is $24 for adults, $12 for children or $72 for a whole family. The Congregation Kol Ami is located at 2425 East Heritage Way in Salt Lake City, Utah 84109.
Additionally, certain areas of the I. J. and Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center will also be closed from Monday, April 9, 2012 until Friday, April 13, 2012 for the Passover Break. The I. J. and Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center is located at 2 North Medical Drive in Salt Lake City, Utah 84113 and can be contacted by going on to www.slcjcc.org.