Jews around the city and all over the world will gather with family and friends in the coming weeks to recall their ancestors exodus from Egypt and the beginning of their journey to freedom in the land of Israel on Passover.
Not all Jews are readily able to participate in the Passover holiday, in steps the Passover League of Philadelphia. The Passover League, a non profit charitable organization founded in 1933. The mission of The Passover League is to raise funds to help needy individuals and families celebrate the Passover holiday.
Seders, funded by The Passover League are conducted at various community locations throughout the Delaware Valley. These Seders reach thousands of individuals who would normally be unable to celebrate the traditional Passover holiday. The Passover League also serves Jewish veterans in various local hospitals.
In addition, The Passover League helps fund the delivery of Kosher meals to homebound individuals and assists many people who are referred through crisis networks.
All of these activities are made possible by donations from individuals and corporations with most donations being made in $20 increments. Throughout the Passover League’s long and successful existence, it has been able to touch the lives of thousands of Jews in the Delaware Valley.
Every one of the Leagues endeavors have made an impact on the Jewish families it has helped, but no other Passover League assisted Seder has grown to the size and scope of the Golden Slipper Passover Seder.
Golden Slipper Club & Charities, in partnership with the Passover League of Philadelphia, hosts a community-wide Passover Seder for more than 500 seniors who otherwise have no place to go honor the holiday. A convoy of buses and vans brings our guests from throughout the region for one of the biggest Seders in the Philadelphia area. The seniors get to enjoy an evening of friendship, entertainment and a delicious traditional Seder dinner provided by Betty the Caterer.
Outside of the Golden Slipper Seder, the Passover League helps fund Seders for the following organizations:
Jewish Family & Children Services
Congregation Ner Zedek
Lubavitch of Overbrook Park & Penn Wynne
Temple Beth Ami
Jewish Relief Agency (JRA)
B’Nai B’rith-Project Hope
Advocates for the Jewish Mentally Ill (AJMI)
Jewish Center of Northern Liberties
Congergation Beth Hamedrosh
Chabad Lubavitch Jewish Center
Chabad at Temple
*Although grant requests for local Seders are no longer being accepted for this year, if you are or know of any local organizations in need please have them contact The Passover League for grant request information. As always donations to the Passover League are accepted year especially during the Passover season.
From our Passover League family to yours, we wish you a happy and healthy Pesach
The Passover League
215 N. Presidential Blvd, 1st Floor
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
photos courtesy of Richard Chaitt