There’s more to preparing for Passover than cleaning the house, restocking pantries with kosher-for-Passover foods and cooking for the seders. 

At schools, synagogues and organizations throughout the Valley, there were also matzah bakeries, matzah-making demonstrations, model seders, women’s seders and chocolate seders, as well as mitzvah projects to help others celebrate the holiday.

The Pesach prep continued during the week, with students from Yeshiva High School of Arizona holding a car wash to rid cars of chametz and several schools holding mock seders and making Passover decorations. Smile on Seniors held Passover programs at numerous retirement facilities, and Linda Feldman of the Bureau of Jewish Education made her annual round of preschools to teach children how matzah is made.

This weekend, the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center’s youth department is holding a chocolate seder and Temple Emanuel of Tempe will host a women’s seder.

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Chag sameach!

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