Saturday, March 27, 2010

Chocolate Seders

NextDor, a Young Jewish Professional Organization is hosting a Chocolate Passover Seder next Friday night, April 2, at the Clunie community Center in McKinley Park in Sacramento. Traditionally seders take place on the first and second night of Passover. This is a tradition that celebrates the exodus of Jews from Egypt after 400 years of slavery.

At the Chocolate Seder, each traditional food found on the seder plate--hardboiled egg, shankbone, horseradish, parsley and Charoset will be replaced with a different kind of chocolate.

Chocolate eggs, white chocolate for the shankbone, bittersweet chocolate for the horseradish and so much more. Wine will be replaced with chocolate milk, and the salterwater replaced with chocolate syrup. There will, of course, be chocolate-covered Matzo.

The Jewish Law Students Assn at U.C. Davis is also hosting a Chocolate Seder on the second night of Passover.  If you think this is a new idea, you would be wrong. Various organizations, synagogues, interfaith groups and families have been having chocolate seders for years...not as long as traditional seders, but quite some time. There are many chocolate seders being hosted around the country, and some websites are selling edible chocolate seder plates.

Want to host your own Chocolate Seder? Party 411 has all the information you'll need.

Chocolate Seders, however, should not replace traditional ones in my opinion. Even for me this is a stretch...but I thought I'd pass along the information.

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