500 Teens Celebrate Passover in JSU

Posted on April 18, 2014

Passover Another year comes and another year goes – yet the tale of the Jewish Exodus from Egypt stands the test of time. Told each year at the Passover Seder, the story is a pillar of Jewish heritage, passed on like a torch, from generation to generation. Leading up to the Passover holiday, Rabbi Chaim Neiditch made the rounds at over a dozen JSU high school clubs around Atlanta to impart the importance of the Exodus story to hundreds of local teens. From the Seder rituals to the order of the haggadah’s events all through the 4 cups of grape juice, the meaning of the matzah and marror, and the final songs sung, Rabbi Neiditch explained the entire experience to the teens. Taking an active role themselves, the teens later participated in a hands-on activity where they decorated their very own Seder plates. Aside from the history lessons, storytelling, and Seder plate styling, food was also the dish of the day, as event participants took part in a fun “iron chef” matzah pizza competition. A vast array of cheeses, sauces, vegetables, fruits, and other delectable dish decorators were on hand to help the teens craft the most creative matzah pizzas this side of the Nile River. With full stomachs and high spirits, everyone left the Passover-themed events ready to celebrate the ultimate Jewish holiday of freedom with their families at the Seder