'Kosher for Passover' products available at Rocky River Heinen's
With the Jewish community growing in Cleveland's western suburbs, the Chabad Jewish center in Westlake arranged a convenience of popular demand: a fully stocked "Kosher for Passover" section at the Rocky River Heinen's!
Kicking off the milestone on March 13, members of the local Jewish community gathered to toast one another and taste fine wines and chocolates. The fresh and dry products will be available until the holiday of Passover, which occurs this year on eve of March 30.
Traditionally, Jewish people refrain from eating leavened products for the eight days of Passover, reminding us of the haste in which we left Egypt 3,330 years ago, when the dough of our ancestors did not have time to rise. Instead, we eat the unleavened cakes known as "matzahs" and celebrate with a special "seder" dinner.
Chabad will also provide special hand-baked matzahs to whoever needs, and will host a community seder dinner on Friday, March 30, at the FOP Lodge 25 Hall on Center Ridge Road.
A special pre-Passover children's program will also take place on Sunday, March 25, at the North Olmsted Recreation Center.
To find out about any of these or other programs, or to sign up for the seder, visit www.jewishwestside.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wishing everyone a happy and kosher Passover!
Rabbi Mendel Jacobs
Director of the local Chabad Jewish Center