Passover begins at sundown on April 3 and ends on April 10, 2015. The primary observances of Pesach are related to the Exodus from Egypt after generations of slavery. This story is told in Exodus, Ch. 1-15.

On the first night of Passover (and the second night for Jews outside Israel), we have a special family meal filled with ritual to remind us of the significance of the holiday. This meal is called a seder , from a Hebrew root word meaning “order,” because there is a specific set of information that must be discussed in a specific order. The seder begins with the youngest person asking The Four Questions, a set of questions about Passover designed to encourage participation in the seder.

Probably the most significant observance related to Pesach involves avoiding chametz (leaven; sounds like “hum it’s” with that Scottish “ch”) throughout the holiday. This commemorates the fact that the Jews leaving Egypt were in a hurry, and did not have time to let their bread rise.

At TCEE we DO NOT eat ANY chametz (bread or bread products) during the seven (7) days of Passover. Please do not send any bread or bread products in your packed lunch.  Here is a list of lunch box suggestions.