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Passover Services and Community Seders

Monday, 2 April, 2012 - 4:38 pm

April 2, 2012
Kinshasa – Democratic Republic of Congo

Passover Services and Community Seders to be offered to Jewish Communities throughout Central Africa and the Sub-Saharan continent

Chabad-Lubavitch of Central Africa, under the leadership of Rabbi Shlomo Bentolila, in cooperation with Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters, are dispatching groups of Rabbinical students to the Sub-Saharan African Region, to help organize the traditional Passover Seder programs and enhance the spirit of the ‘Exodus’ amongst the Jewish residents, expatriates, dignitaries, and visiting businessmen.

Community Seders will be held in 1) Kinshasa 2) Lubumbashi, DRC 3) Brazzaville 4) Pointe Noire in the Congo Republic 5) Lagos 6) Abuja, Nigeria, 7) Windhoek, Namibia 8) Accra, Ghana, 9) Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 10) Luanda, Angola 11) Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Jewish residents in Benin, Bostwana, Burkino Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Malawi, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe Islands, Senegal, Somalia, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe looking to join and participate in a local program, can contact Rabbi Bentolila at
rabbi@jewishafrica.com.

Jewish children across Central Africa will participate in "hands-on" Model Matza Bakery where they will bake their very own hand made matzot as well as many other Arts & Crafts and other educational programs surrounding the theme of Passover.

All Jewish residents and businesses in Central Africa are asked and encouraged to sell their "Chametz" by
clicking here and completing the form no later than Thursday evening, April 5, 2012 8:00 PM (Local time DRC) in observance of the Code of Jewish Law.

Please
click here for a link to the Laws and Customs of Passover, times for stopping to eat and burning of the Chametz, Candle lighting times, Yizkor observance and all other issues related to the Passover Holiday. For any other questions, please do not hesitate contacting Rabbi Bentolila at the telephone and email below.

Chag Sameach,

Rabbi Shlomo Bentolila
Chabad Lubavitch of Central Africa
251, Avenue de la Mission
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

 



 
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