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PASSOVER AROUND CT – A calendar of activities, programs and seders around the state.

SUNDAY, MARCH 22

Danielson – Fifth Annual Community Passover Seder; storytelling, ritual, learning, singing; 2 – 5 p.m., Temple Beth Israel, 39 Killingly Dr., naomilweiner@yahoo.com.

Stamford – Interfaith Seder, “Befriending the Stranger: Fostering Peace in a World of Hostility,” led by Rabbi Josh Hammerman, Cantor Magda Fishman and leaders of diverse faiths, 7 p.m., Temple Beth El, 350 Roxbury Rd.,: kateheichler@gmail.com. Reservations by Mar. 22.

Westport – Passover Cooking Class with Nancy Wergeles, including demonstration and tasting recipes for Passover, 1 p.m., Temple Israel, 14 Coleytown Rd., (203) 227-1293. FREE

 

MONDAY, MARCH 23

Stamford – Take An Hour Symposium Series, “28 Things to Say at Your Passover Seder,” with faculty from Bi-Cultural Day School, 7:30 p.m., 2186 High Ridge Rd., bcds.org/takeanhour. FREE

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 24

Stamford – Take An Hour Symposium Series, “A Parents Guide to the Model Seder,” with Rachel Bahar, Bi-Cultural Day School, 7:30 p.m., 2186 High Ridge Rd., bcds.org/takeanhour. FREE

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25

Avon – Pre-Passover Kosher Wine Tasting; hosted by Mandell JCC and Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation-Emek Shalom Sisterhood; 6 p.m.; Super Cellar, 332 West Main St., (860) 231-6327. FREE. Reservations by Mar. 23.

Stamford – Music and Movement for preschoolers, with Rachel Bahar and Jonathan Cahr, “Almost Time for Matzah,” 1:30 – 2:10 p.m.; Bi-Cultural Day School, 2186 High Ridge Rd., (203) 329-2186, ext. 1310.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 26

Bridgeport – Interfaith Passover Seder with Greater Bridgeport Tent of Abraham; ‘tapas-style’ appetizers, drinks and desserts; no alcohol; 7:30 p.m.; at Congregation B’nai Israel, 2710 Park Ave., (203) 336-1858, lynn@cbibpt.org.

Stamford – Interfaith Seder, “Befriending the Stranger: Fostering Peace in a World of Hostility,” led by Rabbi Josh Hammerman, Cantor Magda Fishman and leaders of diverse faiths, 7 p.m., Temple Beth El, 350 Roxbury Rd.,: kateheichler@gmail.com. Reservations by Mar. 22.

Westport – Pesach Holiday Learning Session, 7 p.m., Temple Israel, 14 Coleytown Rd., (203) 227-1293. FREE

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 27

Westport – Congregation for Humanistic Judaism Sunday School Model Seder, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Bedford Middle School, 88 North Ave., RSVP: (203) 293-8867 or info@humanisticjews.org.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 29

Canton – “Spring is Here – Let’s Celebrate,” Mandell JCC family Passover program at Roaring Brook Nature Center, 2 p.m., 70 Gracey Rd., (860) 231-6327, emacgilpin@mandelljcc.org. $5, register by Mar. 25.

Greenwich – Shir Ami Shindig for Tots, 10 a.m. – noon, bake matzah, holiday crafts, Passover stories and songs with Rabbi Axe, at private home, (203) 274-5376.

Westport – Congregation for Humanistic Judaism Sunday School Model Seder, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Bedford Middle School, 88 North Ave., RSVP: (203) 293-8867 or info@humanisticjews.org.

Woodbridge – Passover Palooza, use your five senses to recreate the Passover story, race to clean up chametz, make your own matzah and more, 12:30-3 p.m., JCC of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Rd., (203) 387-2522.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 31

Canton – PJ Library Passover Storytime, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, The Shoppes at Farmington Valley, (860) 231-6327. FREE

Hartford – Sixth Annual Interfaith Hunger Seder to raise hunger awareness, led by Rabbi David Small and Rev. Shelley D. Best, 4:30 p.m., Old Judiciary Room, Connecticut State Capitol, RSVP: jfact@mcmgmt.com or (860) 727-5789.

Stamford – Passover “Shanahnah with Sandi,” for children 6 months to 2 years with parents or caregivers, with songs, movement activities, stories and a snack, 9:15- 10 a.m., Stamford JCC Sara Walker Nursery School, 458 Lakeside Drive, Reservations required: (203) 322-6541. $5/child.

Stamford – Stanley Ferber Memorial Senior Passover Seder, led by Hazzan Sidney Rabinowitz, followed by traditional Passover meal, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Ave., (203) 487-0983. FREE for all seniors.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1

West Hartford – PJ Library Passover Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Barnes & Noble, Blue Back Square, (860) 231-6327.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 3

Litchfield – Community Passover Seders hosted by Chabad of Northwest CT; 7 p.m.; at the Litchfield Inn, 432 Bantam Rd., www.chabadNW.org/seder. $49/adults; $36/seniors; $25/children; $125/family max. See also Apr. 4.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 4

Chester – Second night Community Passover Seder, 6 p.m., with chicken, brisket, matzoh-ball soup and kid-friendly options, Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, RSVP by March 20: (860) 526-8920.

Litchfield – Community Passover Seders hosted by Chabad of Northwest CT; 7 p.m.; at the Litchfield Inn, 432 Bantam Rd., www.chabadNW.org/seder. $49/adults; $36/seniors; $25/children; $125/family max. See also Apr. 3.

Manchester – Community Seder, 7:30 p.m., Beth Sholom B’nai Israel, 400 Middle Turnpike East, (860) 643-9563, ext. 104.

Scarsdale, N.Y. – Second Night Passover Seder with potluck festive meal, 6-9:30 p.m., hosted by Congregation Shir Ami of Greenwich at Westchester Reform Temple, 255 Mamaroneck Rd., Register March 27: (203) 274-5376.

Westport – Congregational Second Night Seder, 6 p.m., hosted by Temple Shalom of Norwalk at Rolling Hills Country Club, 333 Hurlbutt St., (203) 866-0148, admin@templeshalomweb.org.

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