Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills and its Rabbi Weistrop Religious School will hold a Passover Family Activity Day at the synagogue on 18 Shoolman Way off Lodge Street in Milton from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, April 7. All interested families in the area, including non-members, are invited to attend this free program.
Everyone is invited to get into the Passover spirit by participating in activities for children from kindergarten through Grade 7 starting at 10:15 a.m., joining a school-wide Mock Seder at 11 a.m. (with parents encouraged to attend as well); and learning how to make Bedouin matzoh with Rabbi Alfred Benjamin, the matzoh maven.
The traditional symbolic signing and sale of Chametz can also be completed by adults while the entire religious school and visiting children will participate in singing, group activities, and arts and crafts. RSVPs are requested for non-members.
Visitors can also meet Rabbi Benjamin and Education Director Nancy Mollitor, as well as other temple members, and learn about the congregation’s activities, religious services, holiday celebrations, and the Religious School.
The spring holiday of Passover commemorates the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery and their exodus from Egypt, led by Moses. It lasts eight days and is marked by seders, meals which include the retelling of the exodus story, along with consumption of special foods and restrictions from others.
Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills is an egalitarian congregation which welcomes inter-faith families. Parking is somewhat limited and overflow parking is available on nearby Pleasant Street. No parking is allowed on Lodge or Maitland streets.