Our Communal Passover Seder night for 2014 took place on Monday 14th April. We were scheduled to begin at 6.30pm but, as usual, our event began some time later when everyone was settled, the eggs safely boiled and the Seder plates distributed.
We used the MR J’s newly refurbished Haggadot, which, all agreed, now worked really well. All members present had the opportunity to take part in one form or another and those guests (including some of our very youngest Kehillat Kernow members) read appropriate passages with great gusto.
Highlights of the evening included an interesting version of “Dayeinu” where the well-known chorus was sung to the usual well-known tune (unlike the rest of the song – which Harvey seemed to be making up on the spot!); together with the tasty and many-varied foods available during the Seder meal. In the latter part of the Seder, Adam Feldman introduced us to new and exciting tunes for Adir Hu and Chad Gadya and these were well-received by the appreciative congregation.
Our guests came from many different parts of Cornwall as well as other parts of the country. We even had guests from the United States of America.
The evening went well, we became re-acquainted with our wonderful history and heritage and we hope that our guests returned to their places of residence suitably uplifted.
Thanks go to all those splendid people who helped to organise this wonderful event and I include in this those members of the staff who always do their best to make us feel so comfortable.