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JF&CS Jewish Healing Connections Created a Hebrew/English/Russian Haggadah, a First of Its Kind

WALTHAM, MA (May 3, 2016) - JF&CS is excited to share this Hebrew/English/Russian Haggadah created from’s The Wandering is Over Haggadah. We used this new resource at the Friendly Visitor Passover Seder on Sunday, April 17 where many in attendance immigrated to America from the former Soviet Union as older adults. Now in their 80s and 90s, these individuals had been unable to practice their faith in freedom for many years and many had been victims of Nazi persecution.

We wanted everyone at our Seder, including these immigrants from the former Soviet Union whose primary language is Russian, to participate. We searched for a Hebrew/English/Russian Haggadah without luck. Marjorie U. Sokoll, MEd, JF&CS Director of Spirituality and Aging, decided to create the resource herself. created a wonderful Hebrew/English Haggadah several years ago. The Jewish Women’s Archive used this resource to later create a Haggadah that included women’s voices. Following their path, Sokoll worked with a team of dedicated JF&CS Russian-speaking staff to translate the Haggadah into Russian.

You are welcome to use our Hebrew/English/Russian Haggadah at your Passover Seder and share it with others.

The JF&CS Friendly Visitor Passover Seder is an annual event for individuals from the Friendly Visitor Program, Schechter Holocaust Services, and many other JF&CS programs. This event is made possible through the generosity of the George and Beatrice Sherman Family Charitable Trust.

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