Monday, March 30, 2009

How to find a seder in 600 cities around the globe

NEW YORK—More than 1,500 Passover seders are being organized in 600 cities around the world by the Chabad Lubavitch organization.
If you're on the road, on vacation or away at college, you can find a seder near you at
Chabad seder locations range from resort areas like Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and Jackson, Wyo., to farflung cities like Christchurch, New Zealand; Lima, Peru; Hanoi, Vietnam; and The Hague, in the Netherlands. Other locations include Kyrgyzstan; North Cyprus, and Venezuela.
Chabad's most famous seder is probably the event it holds each year in Katmandu in Nepal, which attracts hundreds of participants, many of them Israeli backpackers.
The organization also sponsors seders in many college towns around the U.S. and most major cities.
Passover, which begins this year at sundown April 8, commemorates the exodus of Jews from slavery in ancient Egypt. Seders are ritual communal meals that celebrate the holiday.
Anyone is welcome to attend the Chabad events. Many are free of charge, though you should let local organizers know in advance if you're coming so they'll have enough food on hand. Contact information is available on the Web site.

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