Chocolate Seder for Families with Special Needs a Success!

Northbrook's Congregation Beth Shalom held their HUGS Chocolate Seder on Sunday April 6.  HUGS, Healthy,  Understanding and Growing Space is a program that Beth Shalom started to meet the needs of Jewish families with all manners of special needs.  Started by Cantor Steven Stoehr over Rosh Hashanah two years ago, this program has grown to offer 6-7 programs per year.  North Suburban Synagogue  Beth El in Highland Park was a partner in this seder as well.  The chocolate seder featured 4 cups of chocolate milk, a smores sandwich (Hillel sandwich), chocolate dipping strawberries(karpas), and cocola powder to taste (maror).  Everyone received a gift for finding the Afikomen.  Inclusivity and welcoming to all within our community is the goal of the program.  To find out more or get on the mailing list for future events please call 847-498-4100.

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Donna Feldman April 12, 2014 at 07:48 PM
I really enjoyed reading about your Chocolate Seder. Just before reading this article, I had baked 3 trays of Passover toffee, and licked out the chocolate bowl before doing the dishes. I am celebrating Passover in Mexico. About 36 people will be attending the Seder that I have worked so hard on. We will have representatives form the East Coast, Midwest, and West Coast, Mexico, as well as England and South Africa. For dessert sorbet will be served with the chocolate Passover toffee. What a wonderful way to end a Seder...with chocolate!
Debbie solomon April 12, 2014 at 08:00 PM
Thank you for sharing. Sounds like a fascinating Seder. Enjoy!!


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