This year Passover, the Jewish celebration, and Easter, a Christian one, were celebrated on the same weekend. These two rites are inextricably connected; Christ’s “Last Supper” was a Jewish seder, a ritual meal on the first night of Passover. In our eclectic circle of friends and family, Christians, Jews, believers and non-believers came together to celebrate these annual religious rites and to herald the arrival of Spring.

A beautiful passage from the Song of Songs is part of the seder readings:
“Lo, the winter is past, flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing of birds is come and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.”

These photos are from Susan Popik’s always-fabulous seder for twenty-two friends and family as well as Kamiko Hanson’s sixth birthday party on Easter Sunday.



About Alexis

Alexis Rankin Popik, author of Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate, is an award-winning short story writer whose work has appeared in The Berkshire Review and Potpourri Magazine. She has penned numerous articles about local history that have been published in Connecticut Explored and the University of Connecticut School of Law and The Hartford Seminary publications. A former union organizer, Popik traveled the country educating shipyard workers about health and safety and founded a labor-management health plan before turning to writing fiction full-time. She lives with her husband in New England.
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