Traditional seder marks the start of Passover

  • Norman Kaplan of Hoffman Estates sings with others following the lighting of the Yom Tov candles during a Passover seder meal at Beth Tikvah Congregation in Hoffman Estates Friday night.

    Norman Kaplan of Hoffman Estates sings with others following the lighting of the Yom Tov candles during a Passover seder meal at Beth Tikvah Congregation in Hoffman Estates Friday night. Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer

  • Rabbi Taron Tachman leads people in song during a Passover seder meal at Beth Tikvah Congregation in Hoffman Estates Friday night.

    Rabbi Taron Tachman leads people in song during a Passover seder meal at Beth Tikvah Congregation in Hoffman Estates Friday night. Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer

  • Cantorial leader Ilana Axel of Buffalo Grove prepares plates of traditional food for a Passover seder meal at Beth Tikvah Congregation in Hoffman Estates Friday night.

    Cantorial leader Ilana Axel of Buffalo Grove prepares plates of traditional food for a Passover seder meal at Beth Tikvah Congregation in Hoffman Estates Friday night. Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald Report
Updated 4/22/2016 8:30 PM

Members of the Beth Tikvah Congregation in Hoffman Estates gathered Friday night for a Passover seder to mark the start of that Jewish holiday.

The traditional seder combines a multi-stage meal with rituals and stories about the Jews' exodus from Egypt.

 

More than 100 people were expected to attend Friday's seder.

The holiday ends at sundown on April 30.

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