Monday, March 30, 2015

A Special Passover Message For All

Happy Passover from
the National Museum of American Jewish History

I wish you and yours a meaningful Passover, Chag Sameach*, and a Zissen Pesach** from all of us here  artat the Museum. The object on the right is one of many special Passover-themed artifacts in our collection. This fabric pouch for holding the afikomon (matzoh) is circa mid-20th century. 

I hope that you share the tradition of hiding and discovering the afikomon with the young people in your life this year. 
And, may you enjoy and find meaning during this time with your friends and family, passing the story of the Exodus from Egypt from generation to generation.
For those who do not observe, we hope the themes of the Passover story of freedom resonate with you in the coming days. And for those who celebrate Easter, we hope that the holiday is a very happy one spent with loved ones.
Pay us a visit starting this Wednesday, April 1 and see our special exhibition, Richard Avedon: Family Affairs. Throughout the week, the Museum CafĂ© will be open, and Kosher for Passover options will be available. Also, we will provide Passover Family Guides that you can use with youngsters to explore the Museum. 
Please note that the Museum will close at 3 pm on Friday, April 3 and will be closed all day on Saturday, April 4 in observance of the holiday.
Warmest wishes,
Ivy L. Barsky
CEO and Gwen Goodman Director

P.S. Please consider supporting our Museum this Passover by making a gift or purchasing a Membership.

1 comment:

Bonnie Sashin said...

Lovely! Dan, thank you for posting. A very happy Easter to you and your family!