The MLJC’s mission is to provide opportunities and events
that nurture a vibrant and enduring Jewish identity,
culture and community in the Mother Lode.
THE MOTHER LODE JEWISH COMMUNITY
YOUR JEWISH CONNECTION
IN CALIFORNIA'S GOLD COUNTRY
Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa
and Tuolumne Counties
Begins the evening of Wednesday, April 5
and ends in the evening of Thursday, April 13
Join your fellow MLJC members!
We will be using A Family Haggdah, (2nd ed./Passover Paperback, by Rosalind Silberman [author]
and Katherine Janus Kahn [Illustrator], 2010 ed.).
We will have them available at the gathering, but if you wish to obtain your own set, they are available through Amazon and elsewhere in several formats.
The Seder Plate
Maror - generally horseradish &
Chazeret - most often Romaine lettuce
Representing the bitterness of slavery.
Karpas - Usually parsley or celery, other traditions use raw onion or boiled potato
Representing hope and renewal.
Charoset - chopped apples, nuts, sweet wine, cinnamon & honey
Representing the mortar used by the Hebrew slaves to make bricks.
Zeroah - Roasted lamb shank bone; or chicken neck or shank bone;
Vegetarians often substitute roasted beet or yam ("Paschal yam”)
Symbolizing the Paschal Lamb (Passover sacrifice).
Baytza - Roasted or hardboiled egg
Symbolizing the korban chagigah (festival sacrifice),
evoking the idea of mourning over the destruction of the Temple.
Other Traditional & Symbolic Items Needed include...
Matzot - Unleavened Bread - symbolizing the Exodus to freedom - 3 whole pieces of Matzo, typically covered with a cloth.
Salt water - symbolizing the tears and sweat of enslavement.
Wine glasses and wine (or grape juice) - the four cups represent the four biblical promises of redemption.
The Haggadah - the text recited at the Seder on the first two nights.