Workshop Offered on Conducting Seder

A model Seder workshop will be held at the Conejo Jewish Academy in Agoura at 8 p.m. Monday.

Rabbis Yisroel Levine and Moshe Bryski will lead the workshop on how to conduct your own Seder, including the meanings of the rituals and the historical message of Passover.

The free workshop is open to the entire community.

In addition, Chabad of the Conejo has published free Passover guide books that answer Passover questions on preparations. Call Chabad at (818) 991-0991 to receive a copy.


The Conejo Jewish Academy and Chabad of the Conejo are at 30345 Canwood St.

Celebration Set for 1st Night of Passover

Chabad Jewish Community Center in Ventura will celebrate the first night of Passover on April 10 with a 7:30 p.m. community Seder. The four-course menu includes special kosher Passover foods. Shmurah matzo, hand-baked and imported from Israel, will be served.

Rabbi Yakov Latowicz will spice up the interactive Seder ceremony with comments, Hasidic tales and cabalistic (mystical) insights. Congregational readings will follow a user-friendly Haggadah, with English translations and phonetic pronunciation of all songs.


Reservations for the Seder are $36 for adults and $20 for children. To make a reservation or for more information, call 658-7441.

The center will also host Passover services in the synagogue at 10 a.m. on the first and second days of Passover, April 11 and 12. On the seventh and eighth days of Passover, April 17 and 18, services will also begin at 10 a.m.

The community center is at 1259 Callens Road, Suite A.

Community and Women’s Seders Planned


Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks has scheduled two Passover Seders.

At 6:30 p.m. April 11, a community Seder will be conducted by Rabbi Alan Greenbaum, Rabbi Rebecca Dubowe and cantor Michael Anatole. It is being organized by the temple sisterhood and catered by Parties at Your Door.

At 6 p.m. April 13, a special women’s Seder will be conducted by Rabbi Dubowe, the assistant rabbi at the temple. Katie Cohen will provide music.

For information, call the temple office at 497-7101. The temple is at 2420 E. Hillcrest.


Passover Service, Puppet Show and Seder

Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks will hold its Passover holiday service at 10 a.m. April 11.

That same morning, a special Passover service and puppet show for children will get underway in the Winer chapel at 10:30.

That evening, the community Seder will begin at 6:30. The service and Seder, conducted by Rabbi Shimon Paskow and Hazzan Jeff Cohen, will include a kosher five-course meal of traditional foods available to nonmembers for $40 for adults and $32 for children. Reservations must be in by Monday.


On April 12, the second day of Passover, services will begin at 10 a.m. On the seventh day of Passover, April 17, services will also be held at 10 a.m. Shabbat evening services will be at 8:15 p.m.

On April 18, the eighth and last day of Passover, the 10 a.m. services traditionally include yizkor, the special memorial prayers for deceased relatives and friends.

The public is welcome at all events.

Paskow is also available to answer questions concerning the ritual observance of the holiday at 497-6891.


Temple Etz Chaim is at 1080 E. Janss Road.

Public Is Welcome at Community Seder

Temple Beth Torah in Ventura will celebrate the eight days of Passover with a community Seder April 11. The event, open to the public, begins at 6 p.m. in Meister Hall.

A multi-course meal will be punctuated by participants reading from the Haggadah, the book of songs, prayers and stories of the festival. Cost of the Seder and dinner is $25 for members and $28 for nonmembers, with reduced prices for children and shared meals.


Earlier in the day, a 10 a.m. Shabbat and festival service will include Hallel. On April 18, the 10 a.m. service will include yizkor.

For more information or to make reservations, call the temple office at 647-4181. It is at 7620 Foothill Road.

Reform Temple’s Community Seder

The Jewish Families of Camarillo-Temple Ner Ami will hold its annual community Seder at 6 p.m. April 11, at Las Posas Country Club in Camarillo.


For information on the seder, call the temple at 388-3824.

Located at 4098 Calle Tesoro, Suite D, JFC-Temple Ner Ami is a 150-family Reform congregation.

Seder to Include Traditional Reading

Congregation B’nai Emet will celebrate its second annual community Seder on April 11 at the Dakota Restaurant in Simi Valley.


The event, which begins at 6 p.m., will feature a kosher meal and traditional reading of the Haggadah, led by Rabbi Michele Paskow.

The cost is $28 for adults and $22 for children 12 and under. Reservations are required. For information or to make reservations, call 583-5244 by Monday. The restaurant is at 2525 Stow St.