A serenade for seder

  • Updated: April 14, 2014 - 9:59 PM
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The seder guests sang “Tonight” from West Side Story, with new lyrics relating to the Passover feast Monday evening. They are, from left, Ralph Campbell III, his wife, Katy Koch Campbell, their son Jack Campbell, Simone Pierotti, 9, and Theresa LaFavor. ] JEFF WHEELER ‘Ä¢ jeff.wheeler@startribune.com Kathryn Klibanoff and her husband, Jeremy Pierotti, hosted a musical seder they called “Passover on Broadway” Monday night, April 14, 2014 in their Minneapolis home. They followed the traditional guide for the night’s meal, the Haggadah, which relates the story of the Israelite exodus from Egypt, interspersed with Passover songs set to Broadway tunes. Seder customs include drinking four cups of wine, eating matza (unleavened bread) and partaking of symbolic foods placed on the Passover seder plate. The words and ritual of the Seder are a primary vehicle for the transmission of the Jewish faith from grandparent to child and from one generation to the next.

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Kathryn Klibanoff and her husband, Jeremy Pierotti, hosted a musical seder they called “Passover on Broadway” to mark the holiday Monday night. Guests sang “Tonight” from “West Side Story,” changing the lyrics to relate to the Passover feast. Among the guests, from left, were Ralph Campbell III, his wife, Katy Koch Campbell, their son Jack Campbell, Simone Pierotti, 9, and Theresa LaFavor. The plate in the center of the table held the traditional seder foods of lamb, karpas and charoset.

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  • The plate in the center of the table held the traditional seder foods of lamb, karpas, and charoset Monday evening. ] JEFF WHEELER ‚Ä¢ jeff.wheeler@startribune.com Kathryn Klibanoff and her husband, Jeremy Pierotti, hosted a musical seder they called "Passover on Broadway" Monday night, April 14, 2014 in their Minneapolis home. They followed the traditional guide for the night's meal, the Haggadah, which relates the story of the Israelite exodus from Egypt, interspersed with Passover songs set to Broadway tunes. Seder customs include drinking four cups of wine, eating matza (unleavened bread) and partaking of...

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