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Temple Har Shalom celebrates Passover with a community seder

Submitted by the Temple Har Shalom

Temple Har Shalom in Park City will be the happening place for a family-friendly Passover Seder. This lively and participatory celebration will be held on Saturday, April 7, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

"Passover is viewed as the most celebrated holiday on the Jewish calendar," said Rabbi Josh Aaronson of Temple Har Shalom. "The annual Seder (ceremonial dinner) retells the story of the Exodus and the struggle of the Jewish people to go from slavery to freedom. This story reminds us not only of our personal history, but, more importantly, we are reminded that even today, not all people are free."

Temple Har Shalom welcomes everyone who wishes to join in this meaningful community event that is geared for all ages.

According to Joy Erickson, Membership and Volunteer coordinator for the temple, "it’s extraordinary what happens in a resort community like ours. Already we have had many calls and reservations from families who will be visitors to Park City during the Passover season. Callers want to be together as a family and experience the warmth of being part of the broader Jewish community to observe this particular holiday."

Once callers get over the shock of learning that there is a vital Jewish community with a beautiful and fully functioning synagogue in Park City, they want to know if they can purchase kosher for Passover food, they want to know more about the Jewish community, and they want to know more about what Park City has to offer. Everyone is pleasantly surprised to learn that all these things are available here.

Seating is limited, and this event usually sells out. There is a cost to attend the seder, and reservations are required. Anyone needing more information, or interested in making reservations, should call the temple at 435-649-2276 no later than April 4, 2012.

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Temple Har Shalom is a Reform synagogue located in Park City and welcomes all who seek to live a Jewish life.