Jewish New Yorkers celebrate start of Passover

Families will be celebrating the holiday for the next eight days. Passover is meant to commemorate the struggle that Jewish people went through in Egypt to escape slavery thousands of years ago.

Adolfo Carrion

Apr 5, 2023, 9:52 PM

Updated 374 days ago

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Passover starts at sundown Wednesday, and Jewish New Yorkers are welcoming the holiday with a traditional Seder.  
Families will be celebrating the holiday for the next eight days. Passover is meant to commemorate the struggle that Jewish people went through in Egypt to escape slavery thousands of years ago.  
At the Greenpoint Shul, around 40 Jewish New Yorkers will take part in the Seder, feasting on traditional foods like matzah bread, while preparing to celebrate their freedom for the next eight days.  
The first two nights of Passover are marked by a Seder dinner where Jewish families often gather to tell the story of the Israelites in Egypt.  
Greenpoint Shul’s Rabbi Greenfield says he’s looking forward to passing down this tale to the next generation.  
Synagogues will hold services every morning over the next eight days. 


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