Fairmount Temple interfaith seder
Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple hosted its annual interfaith seder April 9 where more than 450 guests from about 40 churches and other faith organizations learned about Passover. Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk greeted everyone and shared seder traditions. The interfaith seder was an opportunity for those of other faiths to learn, sing, pray, sample matzah and learn about the seder plate symbols. Many guests joined Nosanchuk after the seder in the Mandel Sanctuary to see a Torah, the first time many had seen one.
Gilmour School learning enhancement coordinator Michele Kay and science instructor Jeff Klein share their Jewish heritage with the dorm students in Gates Mills on April 14 when they hosted a Passover seder in the commons as part of the residence hall’s weekly Sunday prayer service. Throughout the meal, they provided historical explanations and special readings. Gilmour is a Catholic, independent, coeducational, college-preparatory school. | Submitted photo
‘Sunset Seder’ at Oberlin College
Oberlin College Jewish students joined the J Street U Oberlin chapter April 24 in an outdoor “Sunset Seder” event for Passover. The chapter made a Haggadah and spoke to the themes of the Passover story and rituals. Students sang, shared poetry and told stories.
Sukenik family Seder celebration
One-hundred and eight members of the Sukenik family celebrated Passover with a seder in Cleveland led by Will Sukenik, the patriarch of family seders for seven decades. Will and his wife, Jan, are both turning 90 this year and in lieu of parties and gifts, the family was invited to the seder at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Beachwood.
Cousins Jeffrey and Gary Yarus created a custom-made personal Hagaddah and helped coordinate the event along with their sisters, Susie Meisel and Pam Russell, and Ginny Sukenik and Eva Gibson of Fairmount Temple.