Passover seders in Central Florida
Celebration Jewish Center
CJC’s second night Passover seder dinner service will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Celebration’s Heritage Hall under the spiritual leadership of Rabbi Dr. Richard Cowin.
Cowin has selected a Haggadah that will allow for a comprehensive—yet expeditious—seder service.
Kosher-style cuisine will be prepared by TooJays Catering of Orlando. The seder dinner buffet menu contains traditional Passover favorites for adults and children—gefilte fish/chopped liver, matzah ball soup, 1/4 roasted chicken, carrot tzimmes, green bean casserole, potato pancakes, dessert, coffee/tea, beverages, and wine. Salmon will be available upon request.
Adults: $40 each, complete dinner with Haggadah;
Children (pre-bar/bat mitzvah): $20 each, complete dinner with Haggadah.
Please email email@example.com with number of adults and number of children (pre-bar/bat mitzvah). Indicate the number of salmon dinner entrees desired. Name, address, phone number and email address of person making the reservation. Reservations will be confirmed.
Please submit payment to Celebration Jewish Congregation, P.O. Box 470531, Celebration, FL 34747. Payment must be made in advance.
Visit http://www.jewishcelebration.org for more information.
Chabad of South Orlando (Orthodox)
Join us for a Passover Seder you will remember for a lifetime!
Experience the Exodus of Egypt as Rabbi Yosef Konikov shares insights into our Passover traditions. Don’t pass over this experience!
Monday evening, March 25,
services at 7:30 p.m., followed by the seder at 8 p.m.
Services will be held at the Chabad Center,
7504 Universal Blvd., Orlando. The seder will be held next door at the Crowne Plaza.
RSVP required before March 15 to http://www.JewishOrlando.com/seder.
Congregation Bet Chaim (Reform)
First Night of Passover will be celebrated at 6 p.m. March 25 at the synagogue, 426 Lake Port Cove, Casselberry. The seder is to be officiated by Dr. Ken Hanson. The menu will consist of matzah ball soup, chopped liver, gefilte fish with horseradish, brisket, turkey, mixed roasted vegetables, candied carrots, roasted potatoes, cranberry sauce, kugels, sweet and sour meatballs and desserts. Cost: $25, adult members; $15, children of members under 12; $35, adult non-members; $20, children of non-members under 12. RSVP: Laney at 407-492-1680 or email Laney at firstname.lastname@example.org. Only reservations made this way will be honored. Any reservations after the cutoff date of March 15 will be subject to availability. Seating is limited.
Congregation Beth Am (Conservative)
First Night Seder at 6:30 p.m. at synagogue, 3899 Sandlake Road, Longwood. Seating is limited. Contact the office to register: 507-862-3505. Adults (member): $35; Adults (non-member): $45; Children (ages 5-12): $20; Under age 5: Free; College students without local family: $10.
Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala
Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala is now accepting reservations for its Passover seder to be held on the second night of Passover, Tuesday March 26, at 6 p.m. at the Stone Creek Country Club and Grill in Ocala. The seder will feature a complete meal with rituals with a liberal, contemporary feel. Most of the seder will be done in English. The service will be facilitated by Judi Siegal and Sonia Peterson with those in attendance as participants. The cost is $30 for members, $35 for non-members and guests. For reservations and further information contact Estelle at 352-861-2542 or Sonia at 352-307-3662 by March 21.
Congregation Beth Israel is a liberal, inclusive, contemporary congregation affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement.
Congregation Beth Sholom
Congregation Beth Sholom of Leesburg, “The Synagogue that Feels Like Family,” invites the public to its second night Passover seder with Rabbi Karen Allen at Churchill Downs Recreation Center, 2375 Churchill Downs, The Villages, at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26.
A traditional seder dinner will be catered by TooJays of Lake Sumter Landing. The meal will include gefilte fish, matzah ball soup, carrot tzimmes, oven roasted potatoes, and a choice of three entrees: oven roasted beef brisket, half a roasted chicken or salmon. Dessert, coffee, hot tea, and iced tea are also included.
The cost is $35 for Congregation Beth Sholom members and $40 for non-members. Roasted chicken fingers will be served for the children: ages 6 to 12, $10; children 5 and under are free.
Please call Iris Stansfield at 352-259-8516 to make your reservation.
Information about the seder and Congregation Beth Sholom can be found at http://www.bethsholomflorida.org or call the synagogue at 352-326-3692.
Congregation Or Chayim
Congregation Or Chayim, 352-326-8745, email: email@example.com, traditional Judaism for modern times, welcomes all area Jews and friends to its second night Passover seder including a traditional home cooked Passover dinner, Tuesday, March 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the Activities Center of Pennbrooke Parkway, Rte. 44, Leesburg. Rabbi Arthur H. Grae and Cantorial Soloist Elaine Grae will preside. Cost $30 per person up to March 11, after which cost will be $45. For reservations and further details call Ron at 352-787-0459.
Temple Israel (Conservative)—Second night seder, Tuesday, March 26 at 6 p.m. at Temple Israel, 50 S. Moss Road, Winter Springs. Led by Rabbi Joshua Neely. Cost: $36 adult member; $45 adult nonmember; $18 child 4-12 (includes dinner). Catered by KoVa Catering. RSVP by March 15 at 407-647-3055; email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Temple Shalom by the Villages
First seder at 5 p.m. sharp Monday, March 25; dinner is not kosher. There is a choice of entrée catered by Nancy Lopez Legacy Restaurant. Limited capacity. All seats by prepaid reservation only until sold out. No walk-ins. Cost: $35, member; $43, non-member; $18, child 10 and under. Call John Sears, office manager, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday or Thursday at 352-748-1800. Credit card numbers can be taken by phone; check or credit card by mail. Address: 13563 C.R. 101, Oxford, FL 34484.
Temple Shir Shalom (Reform)
Second night seder at UCUMC main sanctuary at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 26. Cost for members: $10 adult (13 and older), $5 child. Cost for guests: $15 adult, $10 child. Shir Shalom will provide the main course, drinks, paper products and matzah. Each family should bring their own seder plate and the things that go on it, along with a side dish to share with those in attendance. RSVP by March 22 at 407-277-2485.
Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora (Traditional)
First night seder led by Rabbi Chayyim G.Z. Solomon at 7:40 p.m. Monday, March 25 at the synagogue. The seder will be catered by a Le Cordon Bleu trained staff. Cost: $60 per person, free for children 3 and under (but please tell us of them so we may arrange seating). We must ask that you hold your reservation with pre-payment. Reservations may be mailed or dropped off at the synagogue, Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora, 848 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora, FL 32757.