Second Seder for the Elderly is one of the longest running community-service programs offered by Temple Emanu-El. It is staffed by dedicated congregants who volunteer their time to help make this evening possible. Each year on the second night of Passover, Temple Emanu-El holds its annual community seder for 250 elderly Jews in need of assistance. Our guests come from senior centers and are provided transportation from all areas of the city to come to this event. By organizing this community seder, the temple seeks to enable those Jewish elderly who no longer have families or whose families are far away to share the prayers and fellowship of this significant Jewish holiday.
Invitations are extended and arranged through the representative social workers from the different agencies only. If you are a social worker and wish to have your agency added to the invitation list, then please send your request in writing to Temple Emanu-El, One East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065 (Attn: Second Seder). Please include your agency’s background information.
To view a full list of duties and register to volunteer, please see the form here.
Prior to Passover, temple members volunteer to pack bags filled with Passover foods for delivery to homebound seniors. Click here for more information on April 5th’s Homebound Delivery event.