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Celebrate Passover In Mount Vernon

Monday marks the first day of Passover in Mount Vernon.
Monday marks the first day of Passover in Mount Vernon. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Flickr user zeevveez

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – Jewish residents around Mount Vernon are getting ready to break out the matzoh, Manischewitz and gefilte fish on Monday, when Passover begins at sundown.

Passover will last eight days, ending on Tuesday, April 2 as Jews celebrate the Exodus of the ancient Israelites from their slavery in Egypt.

At the Sinai Free Synagogue, there will be a Passover gathering at 6 p.m. on Monday, followed by a 6:30 p.m. Seder for members, non-members and family members. Dinner will include matzoh ball soup, roast chicken, brisket and dessert, catered by Rob Friberg.

Officials at the synagogue could not be immediately reached for comment on Monday. Resident Lorie Schwartz said that Passover gives those of Jewish faith the opportunity to celebrate their freedom.

“It’s an opportunity for us to get together with friends and family to celebrate the freedom we gained hundreds of years ago,” she said. “We like to bring some of non-Jewish friends to the Seder to educate them on some of our history.”

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