Help of­fered to find Seder places

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY LIFE - BY JODIE MABLIN

COM­MU­NITY OR­GAN­I­SA­TIONS have been striv­ing to en­sure that no one is de­nied a place at a Seder ta­ble.

Small-com­mu­ni­ties min­is­ter the Rev Mal­colm Weisman has fielded calls from through­out the coun­try from peo­ple want­ing to join a Seder. Rev Weisman, who will this year be con­duct­ing a Seder for the Jer­sey com­mu­nity, stressed the im­por­tance of not turn­ing any­one away.

“Last year two Amer­i­cans rang me up on the day of the first night look­ing for some­where to go. Of course, I found them a home.” How­ever, he pointed out that “in the more rural com­mu­ni­ties, there may only be one or two fam­i­lies hold­ing a Seder”.

Else­where, Lib­eral Ju­daism has helped tourists, stu­dents and peo­ple in iso­lated ar­eas to find a Seder. It is hold­ing 34 Sedarim in houses, syn­a­gogues or com­mu­nity cen­tres. “No one wants to be alone at Yom­tov,” its spokes­woman ac­knowl­edged.

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