Hundreds Gather at a Local Jewish Community Center For The Start Of Passover
It was a full house last night at Gainesville's Lubavitch Chabad Jewish Community Center, as hundreds of UF students and Alachua County residents gathered to mark the beginning of Passover.
The Jewish holiday is held towards the beginning of spring, and it marks the end of Jewish slavery in ancient Egypt.
Last night, more than 600 people turned out to take part in the annual "Seder" in which observers follow a series of 15 rituals that re-tell the story of the Israelites' liberation.
Organizers of last night's event say it's one of the largest crowds they've ever had for the annual event.
Passover runs for eight days and will come to end this year, on April 22.
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