With the approach of Passover, Chabad in Medford is in full pre-holiday-madness mode. So much has to be done–house cleaning, Seder preparation, shopping and more shopping. This year, children will play a special role in ushering in the Passover Holiday with Chabad in Medford’s Passover Wonderland and Model Matzah Bakery.
The traditional matzah bread was round and hand baked, in contrast with the uniform store bought square variety. The eating of the matzah is one of the most fundamental mitzvot of this holiday, commemorating the haste in which the Israelites left Egypt, not allowing enough time for their dough to rise, resulting in the unleavened matzah.
Sponsored by Chabad in Medford, this unique event brings families together for a hands-on, exciting educational journey exploring the history and significance of Passover and matzah. Each participant will begin with stalks of wheat, which are winnowed and then ground, the drawing of special well-water, and finally, donning the full Matzah-Baker-Master Regalia–hat, floury face and all, will bake a spectacular matzah!
“The Matzah Bakery provides children with an exciting experience, but also helps develop a profound appreciation for the holiday. Today, more than perhaps ever, parents appreciate opportunities like this to share their Jewish heritage and tradition–our faith, with the next generation,” said Rabbi Yitzchok Kahan, director of Chabad in Medford.
In addition to the Matzah Bakery, the Passover Wonderland will include making your own Seder plate, a Charoset Bar, and stuffing a Passover Pillow for the Seder.
The Passover Wonderland will be held at Chabad in Medford, 74 South Main Street, Medford, on Sunday, Mar. 26 from 3-4:30 p.m.
Admission is free.
For reservations or more information, please log onto www.ChabadMedford.org/wonderland or email email@example.com or call (609) 451-3522