The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated in the early spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan. It commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. It is observed by avoiding leaven and highlighted by the Seder meals that include four cups of wine, eating matza and bitter herbs, and retelling the story of the Exodus. This year Passover is celebrated from April 19-27, 2019.

Community Seder:

The Mat-Su Jewish Center hosts an annual Jewish community Seder on the first night of Passover, this year on April 19, at 7:30pm. Everyone is welcome; no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Please RSVP by emailing