Thursday, April 18, 2013

Chabad.org reports on the Seder in Iceland 2013


A Warm Passover in Chilly Iceland






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In Reykjavik, Iceland, more than 60 residents, visitors and Jewish French and American diplomats stationed in Iceland attended seders led by Rabbis Berel and Naftoli Pewzner.
In Reykjavik, Iceland, more than 60 residents, visitors and Jewish French and American diplomats stationed in Iceland attended seders led by Rabbis Berel and Naftoli Pewzner.
More than 60 residents, visitors and French and American Jewish diplomats stationed in Reykjavik, Iceland attended seders led by Rabbis Berel and NaftoliPewzner as part of the Merkos Shlichus "Roving Rabbis" program.
The world over, more than 50,000 Jews were able to join in Passover seders asChabad-Lubavitch rabbinical students and young rabbis spread out to 82 countries to facilitate the seders as part of the Merkos Shlichus program under the direction of Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, vice-chairman of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch, the educational arm of Chabad-Lubavitch.
For some participants it was their first seder in many years. For others, it's an annual tradition with Chabad
For some participants it was their first seder in many years. For others, it's an annual tradition with Chabad
“It was our fifth visit to Iceland as part of the program,” said Berel Pewzner. “In addition to two seders, we held a Shabbos reception, and paid home and work visits to distribute shmurah matzah to residents."
"We touched base with more than 100 Jews during this visit,” he said.
“It was our fifth visit to Iceland,” said Rabbi Berel Pewzner.
“It was our fifth visit to Iceland,” said Rabbi Berel Pewzner.