Passover Seder for Ukraine this weekend at Temple


Long Beach’s Temple Emanu-El will continue its support of Ukraine during Passover seder services this weekend.

Friday night will include a traditional Passover seder, but part of the proceeds will go toward helping to feed Ukrainian refugees. World Central Kitchen, a non-profit, currently supplies over 300,000 daily meals to refugees and those in need.

Reservations have been made for well over 100 people.

“With Ukraine, it’s important to connect with people, no matter their background and ethnicity,” Rabbi Jack Zanerhaft, the temple’s spiritual leader, said. “We need to accentuate our similarities.”

Zanerhaft said that with the combination of Passover and Easter, he wanted to open the seder to the entire city and other religions. New Life Church, St. James-Jerusalem Episcopal Church and Center Point Church are working with the temple and will be at the seder as well, showing unified support for Ukraine during their time of need.