OU Israel’s Oraita Youth Center Hosts Seder in Nazareth Illit

06 Apr 2015
Teens and staff from the Jack E. Gindi Oraita Youth Club in Nazareth Illit before this year’s Seder.

For a special crowd of 115, this year’s Pesach Sederwas one they will long remember. In Nazareth Illit,OU Israel’s Jack E. Gindi Oraita Youth Club organized a seder in a local yeshivah high school for the teens and their families. Some of the participants came with siblings, some came with their families, and some came alone.

In addition to the teens, there were several neighborhood families in need. As the Haggadahsays: “Whoever is hungry, let him come and eat; whoever is in need, let him come and celebrate the Pesach festival.”

“There were so many beautiful things about this Seder,” said Eitan, 15. “There was great food and a wonderful, friendly atmosphere,” he said. “All in all in was a really joyous occasion.”

Eitan’s family has had a Pesach Seder in the past, but this year his parents didn’t plan to have one, so he came to the Seder by himself.

“It was really great to have everyone together,” says Mariano, also 15. “We talked, we sang, we ate,” he says. “I wanted a different experience this year and this was great. We finished the Seder about 2:00 a.m.”

“Everyone helped prepare for this Seder,” says Chaim Pelzner (left), Director of Programming for OU Israel. “This is a really serious group so everyone pitched in for an entire week.

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