Passover Seder - 2014
|Jackie, Megan, Amelie, Mira, Jake, John (in the kitchen)|
We had an excellent family gathering for our Passover family Seder. Our family is shrinking. Instead of our usual 25 participants, we only had 15 people this year at Carolyn's and John's home. Kids are away at college, cousins had to work, some have left us for that great Seder in the sky.
|Carolyn pours wine for Elijah|
Carolyn, Marilyn and I cook most of the meal, along with a little help from Roz and Mae. Everyone helps in the preparation of the Seder tables.
After reading and singing from my abbreviated and transliterated version of the Haggadah, we commence the feast!
|Matzoh Ball Soup|
|Kugel, Chicken Marbella, Fruit Compote, Spinach Souffle, Carrots w/Dill|
Before dessert is served and before the kids start searching for the Affikomen, we read a few more pages, sing a few more songs, say some prayers and drink our last cup of wine!
|Amelie found the Affikomen this year!|
|She was delighted with the prize! Thank you, Auntie Marilyn!|
"Once again, we have completed the telling of our ancient story. Why do we tell this story, again and again, for hundreds of generations? Because it is the foundation of our hope, and the basis of all Jewish dreams. This freedom that we cherish does not mean only freedom from slavery, but freedom from want and fear, from prejudice and bigotry for all men."
For more pictures of our family Pesach Seder, click on this link.