Easter and Passover in Sacramento

By Tracy Arnold

It’s Easter and Passover in Sacramento! Time for Peeps, Matzah, family and friends.

In case you’re still finalizing your plans (or need to escape your family for a bit), here’s our picks for the holidays!

Easter (April 4)

  • Easter brunch and dinner specials around Sacramento (LINK)
  • April 2 – Egg hunt at Curtis Park (LINK)
  • April 3 – Southside Park (2115 S Street) Spring Egg Hunt (LINK)
  • April 3 – Easter Egg Decorating at Taylor’s Kitchen (LINK)
  • April 3 – Fairytale Town’s Spring Eggstravaganza (LINK)

Passover (March 30-April 5)

  • April 2 – Nextdor’s Chocolate Seder at the Clunie Community Center in McKinley Park (LINK)
  • April 2 – Freedom Shabbat at Hillel (LINK)
  • April 7 – The Annual Senator Herschel Rosenthal Capitol Passover Seder at the Albert Einstein Residence Center at 1935 Wright Street, Sacramento. Join the legislators Marty Block, Bob Blumenfield, Mike Feuer, Bonnie Lowenthal, Jeff Miller, Ira Ruskin, Mark Leno, Alan Lowenthal, Lois Wolk, Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John Pérez in a ritual (and tasty) five-course Passover meal.  The seder also includes the retelling of the Exodus story of the Israelites’ journey from slavery to freedom under Egyptian rule. Also attending the event is Ela Stein Weissberger, a Holocaust survivor and the last living member of Brundibar, the children’s opera performed at the Nazi concentration camp at Terezin (Theresienstadt), Czechoslavakia. RSVP by April 5, 2010 to Gary Cooper with $40 – (916) 442-4344. All members of the Capitol community are invited to attend.  Seating is limited. Co-Sponsored by Jericho and Jewish Community Relations Council.

Guest blogger Tracy Arnold is the newest member of Mercury Public Affairs.  As a self proclaimed seeker of the obscure, I am always ready to offer my opinions on issues ranging from the latest Somali pirate ship attack, to where in Sacramento to find the most authentic xiao long bao, or California beach hikes vs. the trails of the Olympic National Park.

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