Monday, March 27
Noted Rabbi to Lead Annual Aitz Chaim Passover Seder
(Great Falls; March 28, 2006)—Aitz Chaim, the Great Falls Hebrew Association, is pleased to announce that it will hold its annual Pesach (Passover) Seder on Thursday, April 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the CM Russell Museum, 400 13th Street North.
The event, which will be catered by Grocery Bistro, is open to the public at a cost of $25 for congregation members and $35 for non-members. Reservations and payment must be received by April 4. Reservations should be sent to Aitz Chaim, 1015 1st Avenue North, Suite 304, Great Falls, MT 59401. Reservation requests can also be phoned in at 216-5071 or sent via email to aitzchaim AT national-general.com.
The seder (which means “order” in Hebrew) will be led by Rabbi Allen A. Secher of Whitefish and Bozeman. Before he came to Montana, Rabbi Secher’s internationally syndicated radio show, “East of Eden” was heard weekly on 456 radio stations around the world. Ordained by Hebrew Union College in New York, Rabbi Secher has also taught at UCLA in Los Angeles and was appointed to the Montana State Human Rights Commission in 2005.
During the seder, Rabbi Secher will lead the congregation in the traditional recitation of the The Haggadah, which tells the tale of the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt.
The seder will be a complete fleishig (meat) kosher-style dinner including traditional foods as well as a choice of chicken or fish, salad, soup, vegetable, potato and desert.
Aitz Chaim, the Great Falls Hebrew Association, is the only organized Jewish Community in Northcentral Montana. The community is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism and the Montana Association of Jewish Communities.