Stephen Rabin a volunteer gave a short talk to the members about the Jewish Festival of Passover. He explained that it occurs around the same time as the Easter festival each year. The talk explained that the festival was to commemorate the departure by the Israelites from Egypt as told in the Old Testament of the Bible.
The festival which lasts 8 days is marked, on the evening before the first day, by a religious service at home called a Seder which in Hebrew means Order. All Jews around the world would conduct the service in the same way, hence Order, and the service would conclude with a meal. It was also explained that during the 8 day festival Jews are not permitted to eat food where yeast has been allowed to rise.
During the talk a Seder Plate was shown which is usually used during the service. It is often decorated with motifs where the 6 items used during the the Seder service are placed.
The festival ends on the evening of the eighth day when it is again permitted to start to eat leavened items such as bread.
Everyone enjoyed dancing to James Le Bec musical entertainment and celebrated Marina and Andreas 55 years wedding anniversary. Session followed with activities as usual - Table tennis, darts and golf and singing