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Philadelphia, PA, United States, 2007/02/22 - Golden Slipper Club & Charities, in conjunction with the Passover League of Philadelphia, will be holding its annual Seder for Seniors dinner on March 19th, 2007 at 5:30 pm at Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley, PA.
The dinner is a charitable activity designed to help under-privileged seniors celebrate Passover. KYW Channel 3's news anchor Pat Ciarrocchi will be a special speaker during the evening's activities.
The event is held to give local seniors the chance to celebrate Passover with a joyous, healthy, traditional Seder dinner that serves to remember the difficult times that Jews suffered while in Egypt and their subsequent journey to freedom. Over 600 seniors from the Philadelphia area, many of whom would not have the opportunity to celebrate the festivities of this holiday with so many friends, will be in attendance, and are eligible to receive free chauffeured bus transportation to the synagogue, arranged by Golden Slipper. In addition, at least 50 Golden Slipper members will be volunteering their time to assist seniors on and off buses, ushering seniors to their seats, and setting-up and cleaning-up the meal.
Rabbi Fred Kazan, retired Rabbi of Adath Israel in Merion Station, PA, will lead the Seder. He will be assisted by Rabbi Craig Axler of Congregation Beth Or in Maple Glen, PA, while Lisa Litman will serve as acting cantor for the services, and Hal Martin will provide entertainment. Golden Slipper's Seder Committee plans and organizes the event, led by this year's co-chairs Debbie Gottlieb and Lew Gedansky.
There are still spaces open for seniors to attend the event, and there are also opportunities for donations and sponsorships or for volunteers to assist at the event. Interested parties should contact Ann at the Golden Slipper office at 610-660-0510.
The Passover League of Philadelphia was founded in 1933 to raise funds to help thousands of needy individuals and families celebrate the Passover holiday in the Delaware Valley. It is supported by volunteers and many Philadelphia charitable organizations.
Founded in 1922, Golden Slipper Club & Charities is a multi-faceted, charitable agency promoting Jewish values and is comprised of two main entities: a camp for deserving children in the Poconos and a senior day-care center in the Balwynne Park section of Philadelphia. Golden Slipper also provides a wide range of direct community services, including college scholarships for students, emergency assistance to families in need, and educational, social, and cultural opportunities for area seniors. The Club is a member-oriented, hands-on charity that aims to assist Philadelphia-area residents.