Posts Tagged ‘seder’

Seders for 300

Doreen Hermelin plans two last mega-seders as she prepares to move. By Shari S. Cohen, Contributing Writer Photography by Roger Leemis A number of local families host large seders for family and friends, but the Hermelin family seder is legendary for bringing together up to 100 guests — mostly family — at Doreen Hermelin’s home…

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Maxwell Nadis leads a seder in 1961.

Long Tradition

For 66 years, Harriet Berg has joined the Nadis family seder. Sixty-six years ago, Sara Nadis was a newlywed whose husband, Maxwell, asked if she could make a seder. “I said, ‘Sure,’ and he was delighted,” she recalls. “We invited Harriet and Irving Berg and their two young children. Irving and my husband had been…

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image of Moses holding a staff in front of the pyramids.

Sing A Song

Find songs for your Passover seder on the web. Singing is traditionally a major part of the Passover seder, and it certainly makes for a more festive and participatory celebration. But what if your repertoire of Passover songs is lacking or you can’t remember the lyrics or melodies even for classics like “Dayenu” or “Chad…

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illustration of four women holding hands and a man holding matzah.

Inspiring Haggadot

Illuminated manuscripts tell the same Pesach story in a handcrafted way. Once upon a time, owning a book amounted to a big deal. To begin with, to get parchment for the pages, you had to slaughter a flock of sheep. For the words, you would need a skilled calligrapher with a beautiful hand. Another specialist,…

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From 2017 High Holiday services: Rabbi Ariana Silverman, Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue, Pastor Aramis Hinds, Bethel Community Transformational Center, and his wife, Rosanna Hinds; IADS member Rick Wiener of East Lansing; and Arlene Frank, IADS executive director.

Passover: Detroit Style

Downtown Synagogue to share its pre-seder with community partners. Why is this night different from all other nights? The Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue (IADS) grappled with the question anew this year when they learned the Tigers Opening Day landed on the same day as the synagogue’s traditional second-night community seder. The popular game meant impossible…

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Pinterest ideas prompted many creative ideas at the Pinterest for Passover event hosted March 8 by Thread at Hillel Day School. Melanie Weber and Clara Gaba of Hillel recreated many of the Pinterest ideas on display. Here, the parting of the Red Sea is depicted using Lego figures, cardboard pyramids and water made of blue tablecloths.

Holiday Readiness – Passover

Experts and events offer engaging ideas for your Passover seder. The ancient rabbis from centuries ago knew it all along: The seder is the ultimate teaching tool designed to immerse Jews in the exodus from Egypt by engaging all our senses. Following this cue, many activities around town are preparing Jewish Detroit for the Feast…

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Dr. Ron and Cheryl Rasansky had haggadot personalized for their family.

Don’t Sweat It!

Seder veterans give advice for a low-stress first seder. Having a seder for the first time may be a daunting prospect. It’s a home service combined with an elaborate multi-course meal with foods that help tell the Passover story. And everyone has strong memories of their family seders with special foods and traditions, so there…

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