A series of programs, all of which are free and open to the public, will be held during April and the first day of May to commemorate Jewish History Month at SUNY Fredonia.
Chocolate Seder, an all-chocolate dinner featuring food items that would be served during a traditional Passover Seder, will be served Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Horizon Room. A brief explanation of Passover will also be given and posters hung around the room to educate those who might be unfamiliar with the custom, allowing guests the opportunity to learn while they eat. Games and activities are also planned.
Next, "A Rugrats Passover," an episode from the animated television series, will be screened Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Disney Lounge. Traditional Passover food will also be served and a traditional game will be played.
Holocaust Remembrance Day, also known as Yom HaShoah, will be observed Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. in W101 Thompson Hall. The film, "The Pianist," will be shown, followed by a candle-lighting ceremony to honor those lost in the Holocaust.
A hands-on workshop on challah baking and candle-making with Lorie Rakov Rudolph, founder of Cooks in Training, will be held Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at the Newman Center, located just off campus at 222 Temple Street.
The series will close with a talk delivered by a Holocaust survivor, who is scheduled to speak Tuesday, May 1 at 12:30 p.m. in W101 Thompson. A question-and-answer session will follow the program. The speaker has been arranged with the assistance of the Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo. SUNY Fredonia's Honors Program will sponsor this presentation.
The campus observance of Jewish History Month began April 4 with a Matzah Ball.
The Jewish History Month series is sponsored by the Hillel/Jewish Student Union.