How to prepare your Tu Bishvat seder table

Sunday, January 24, 2021, 10:00—11:30 am on Zoom—We’d be delighted if would join us for a communal Tu Bishvat seder. Here are the foods and items that you will need—feel free to substitute ones you have on hand for the suggested items. Living on an island, we realize that in winter there are some items that are not so easy to find. As the foods are symbols and signs to help us get closer to concepts and emotions, please feel free to use items that speak to you and are easy to procure. Please note that it is customary to prefer fruits grown in the Land of Israel  and mentioned in the Bible (bolded in the list). 

  • Wine and/or grape juice. We will be using both red and white. White grape juice is not always simple to find, so feel free to substitute with a light fruit juice.
  • Fruit that has a hard outer shell, and is soft and edible insidesuch as walnuts, almonds, coconut, pomegranate.
  • Fruit that is soft on the outside, and has a hard inner core (pit)such as olives, dates, apricots, peaches
  • Fruit that is entirely ediblesuch as figs, grapes or raisins, apples, berries

We will learn more about these symbolic foods and how they relate to our lives and our relationship with Creation. 

For more information about our Tu Bishvat program…

Looking forward to learning, exploring, and feasting together.
Rabbi Harry

NO Emanu-El Communal Seder

Seder plateWith regret, Congregation Emanu-El will not hold a communal seder this year. We cannot hold such an event and sustain the recommended distance between people, nor can we manage with our space constraints to serve food for so many except as a buffet, which again is unsafe in these circumstances.
The Board, Rabbinic and Administrative staff are making this decision now, rather than waiting to see if things improve, for several reasons:

  1. We want to ensure the health of our members. A communal seder presents numerous risks better avoided.
  2. Cancelling early gives people time to make alternative plans with family and friends.
  3. There are costs involved that we can avoid by deciding now, before they are incurred.

We know that this will be a disappointment to many, particularly to those for whom the community seder provides their main opportunity to observe this mitzvah.  We will endeavor as a community to find ways to connect meaningfully and safely during this holiday.

Reserve your seat for the Emanu-El Community Seder

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Friday, April 19, 2019 at 6 pm — As in years past, this is a family-friendly affair and we expect to have congregants and guests of all ages. Rabbi Harry Brechner will lead us through the Passover Haggadah with his special flair, wisdom, and good humour. The evening shall be a joyous, festive and memorable occasion. Continue reading Reserve your seat for the Emanu-El Community Seder

Reserve your seat for the Emanu-El Community Seder

community sederFriday, March 30 at 6 pm — As in years past, this is a family-friendly affair and we expect to have congregants and guests of all ages. Rabbi Harry Brechner will lead us through the Passover Haggadah with his special flair, wisdom, and good humour. The evening shall be a joyous, festive and memorable occasion.

“Early Bird” Seat prices are as follows –

  • Adults $45 each / Students (college/university) No Charge – must be reserved in advance /Teens & children $20 each
  • Special family price (2 adults plus 2 teens/children): $120.

After March 15, seat prices are as follows –

  • Adults $50 each / Students (college/university) No Charge – must be reserved in advance / Teens & Children $22 each
  • Special family price (2 adults plus 2 Teens & children): $136

All seats must be pre-paid and reserved in advance. We will not accept payment the night of the seder. Please call your order to the office at (250-382-0615) (with Visa or Mastercard) or fill out the linked form and drop/mail it at/to Congregation Emanu-El office at 1461 Blanshard St., Victoria BC, V8W 2J3.

Passover 2017 Communal Seder

Tuesday, April 11, 6:00 pm

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Seats are starting to sell
quickly.  Don’t delay – reserve today!!

Our annual Passover Seder will occur on the 2nd
night of the holiday. As in years past, this is a family-friendly affair, and we
expect to have congregants and guests of all ages. Rabbi Harry Brechner will
lead us through the Passover Haggadah with his special flair, wisdom, and good
humour. The evening shall be a joyous, festive and memorable occasion.

  • “Early Bird” Seat prices are as follows:
    • Adults $45 each
    • Students $25
      each
    • Children (under 10 years) $20 each
    • Special family price (2 adults
      plus 2 students/children): $120
  • After March 27, seat prices
    are as follows:
    • Adults $50 each
    • Students $27
      each
    • Children (under 10 years) $22 each
    • Special family price (2 adults
      plus 2 students/children): $136

ALL SEATS MUST BE PRE-PAID and RESERVED IN
ADVANCE.

WE WILL NOT ACCEPT PAYMENT THE NIGHT OF SEDER.  PLEASE FILL OUT SEDER ORDER FORM AND DROP OFF AT or MAIL TO SYNAGOGUE OFFICE. OR, CALL
THE OFFICE DIRECTLY 250 382 0615 (WITH VISA/MASTERCARD).