“Passover affirms the great truth that liberty is the inalienable right of every human being.” – Morris Joseph
“The Passover story is the Jewish people’s original story of becoming strangers in a strange land. It is the story that reminds us that we, too, have stood in the shoes of refugees and asylum seekers in search of safety and liberty. As we lift our voices in song and prayer, we call out together with those who long to be free. This year, there are still many who struggle towards liberation; next year, may they all be free.” – Mark Hetfield
Passover is the most widely celebrated Jewish holiday. Celebrated between sunset April 15 through nightfall April 23, Passover (Pesach) commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. is observed by avoiding leaven, and highlighted by the Seder meals that include four cups of wine, eating matzah and bitter herbs, and retelling the story of the Exodus.Pesach is observed by avoiding leaven, and highlighted by the Seder meals that include four cups of wine, eating matzah and bitter herbs, and retelling the story of the Exodus.
Passover is divided into two parts:
The first two days and last two days are full-fledged holidays. Holiday candles are lit at night, and kiddush and sumptuous holiday meals are enjoyed on both nights and days. There is no work, driving, writing, or the switching on or off of electric devices. The middle four days are called Chol Hamoed, semi-festive “intermediate days,” when most forms of work are permitted.
Colby Cafeteria Passover Celebration Menu:
If you have questions about the food celebration in representation of Passover, please reach out to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Lead Brooke Chhina at [email protected].