Pesach is over for another year, and as we sweep away the last of the matzah crumbs and pack away our Pesach crockery, we find that our thoughts keep returning to the incredible Seder night we had this year. By now we are sure you have heard from your children about the Seder but we felt we should write to you to let you know some of the highlights we shared with them. For us, it was one of best we have experienced and a Seder we will certainly not forget.
Pesach is a time where families join together and, although your children may have been away this year, the Lehava family came together and ensured that everyone felt at home around the Seder table. Whilst we helped lead the Seder, it was the input and participation of everyone there that made it truly unique. Different sections of the Seder were divided up among the group and each presented their part in creative and imaginative ways which had us contemplating, laughing, singing and building human pyramids until4:15 in the morning!
As well as the narrative of the Haggadah, the Seder was enhanced with Divrei Torah, modern readings about the nature of freedom and, of course, all our favourite family tunes! All family traditions were included into the Seder as much as possible, which meant that we had five types of karpas, two types of charoset and four kinds of marror. We had quizzes on the nature of freedom and different aspects of the Seder, a Four Sons play, an amazing race afikoman treasure hunt, pin the tail on the Pesach offering, who has the 'mightiest hand of Lehava' arm wrestling, spring onion battles (according to the sephardi minhag), the Mah Nishtanah sung by the youngest of their famillies and hearty renditions of Who Knows One and Chad Gadya complete with animal noises and actions! The night ended with dancing and cheers of "L'shana Haba'a Birushalayim"!
We were guided through the night by a very special Haggadah. Hours of hard work (and many late nights!) went into the beautifully crafted Lehava Haggadah which you may have seen by now. It was a wonderful addition to the Seder and will serve as a memento of the night for many years to come.
It was a real privilege to spend Seder night with your children and we were so proud of the group for all the hard work and preparation that went into creating an unforgettable experience.
Bevirkat Chaverim LeTorah Va'Avodah,