Community Passover Seder moves to the Dimmick Inn Tradition was started in 2011 by chefs Peter and Sharon Daniel and the Church of the Good Shepherd
Peter Daniel (left) and Andrew Jorgenson at the Dimmick (Photo by Marilyn Rosenthal)
MILFORD — The Dimmick Inn in Milford will host a Community Passover Seder on Wednesday, April 17. This Seder is a continuation of a tradition started in 2011 by chefs Peter and Sharon Daniel and the Church of the Good Shepherd in Milford. The goal of the evening is two-fold: to bring local people of different faiths together to share a traditional Passover service and meal, and to provide people of the Jewish faith a local opportunity to observe a holiday steeped in family and tradition. The Passover Seder is a ritual held at the beginning of Passover, the Jewish holiday that marks the Exodus of the Jewish people from slavery in ancient Egypt. Passover begins this year at sundown on Friday, April 19, and is celebrated for eight days. The date of April 17 was chosen so people of all faiths could observe their respective holidays of Easter and Passover with family, while being given the opportunity of participating in a community event open to all. The word “Seder” is Hebrew for “order.” It relates to the order of events during the evening as told in the Haggadah — which means “telling.” The story of the Jews’ Exodus from Egypt is told through prayers, readings, food, wine, and song. The Seder celebrates the triumph of freedom over bondage and offers a message of hope, justice, and transformation. The Seder begins with the words “let all who are hungry, come and eat,” so it is fitting that with each ticket sold, a donation will be made to the Ecumenical Food Pantry of Pike County. The Seder will begin at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited, so call the Dimmick Inn at 570-296-4021 for reservations. Peter Daniel, formerly owner of the Fork restaurant in Shohola, is the new executive chef at the Dimmick, where Sharon Daniel makes the desserts. Please see related story, "Peter Daniel does the Dimmick," at pikecountycourier.com.