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Chabad Hosts Passover Seder, Matzo Making

Chabad of South Pasadena is hosting a Passover Seder Monday, April 22, and will prepare for the holiday by offering a “model matzo bakery,” on Wednesday, April 17.

The Seder is a ritual meal, which is traditionally held on the evening of the first night of Passover. The holiday lasts for eight days and ends the evening of April 30.

Passover is a major Jewish holiday that celebrates the Biblical story of the Jews’ escape from slavery in ancient Egypt.

In the Book of Exodus, the Israelites were told to place lamb’s blood over their front door so the Angel of Death would pass them by.

The next day, the Egyptian pharaoh declared that the Israelites could leave Egypt.

The story is recounted in a Seder meal, a combination of story, food and wine which tells of the story of the exodus of the Jews from ancient Egypt.

Matzo is the unleavened bread, which is a reminder of the haste in which the Jews left slavery in Egypt. Jews traditionally do not eat any leavened bread during the eight days of Passover.

The interactive Seder will begin at 8:15 p.m. and will include a gourmet Passover cuisine. RSVP to get the location of the seder. 

The price before April 15 is $54 and children will be $18. The cost after April 15 will be $95 for adults and $55 for children. 

The matzo making experience will include grinding the wheat, sifting the flour and kneading the dough. The matzo making will be from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

For further information and to register for either event, go to or call (626) 921-6256.


Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park and Eagle Rock will hold its Passover Seder on Tuesday, April 23, beginning at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $84 for adults and children over 13, and $40 for children 3-12.

Vegan and vegetarian meals will be served.

To register for the Seder at the temple at 5711 Monte Vista St., contact Rabbi Alex Weisz at or

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