KIHEI - The Jewish Congregation of Maui will celebrating Passover, beginning April 6.
During this time, Jewish people around the world recount the story of the Exodus from Egypt 3,300 years ago. By Biblical commandment, Exodus 12:14-20, Jews refrain from eating leavened foods, such as bread, cookies, cakes and any grain-related items for eight days for the holiday.
The Passover schedule at Beit Shalom follows:
* April 6, Chametz burning at synagogue, 10 a.m.; evening service, 6:30 p.m.; Community Seder (outside), 7 p.m. The Passover Seder will include a recounting of the Jewish Exodus from Egypt and a four-course dinner with traditional foods, stories and songs. The Seder will be led by Rabbi David Glickman. Those wishing to attend must make reservations. For menu, pricing and reservations, call 874-5397 or send email to email@example.com.
* April 7, Pesach First Day Service including Tal/Prayer for Dew, 9:30 a.m.; light candles after dark; First Day of Omer, 6:30 p.m.; second evening service, 7 p.m.; Traditional Seder (Cover to Cover) inside synagogue, 7:30 p.m.
* April 8, Pesach Second Day Service, 9:30 a.m.
* April 10, "Broken Promises" movie screening, 7 p.m. The movie is based on the autobiography of Martin Friedman Petrasek, a Slovak who survived the Holocaust as an adolescent. He will be at the screening for a question and answer after the film. Seating is limited. The cost is $10. RSVP at 874-5397.
* April 12, Light candles, 6:26 p.m.; Seventh Night Service, 6:30 p.m.
* April 13, Seventh Day Service, 9:30 a.m.; Pesach Eighth Night Service, 6:30 p.m.
* April 14, Pesach Eighth Day Service, 9:30 a.m., includes Shir Hashirim/Song of Songs and Yitzkor Service.
* April 18, Yom Hashoah Service and showing of the film "Broken Promises," 6:30 p.m.
* April 25, Yom Hazikaron Service and Yom Ha'atzma'ut Celebration, 6:30 p.m.
Beit Shalom is located at 634 Alulike St. at the corner of Kaonoulu and Alulike streets.