Monday, March 25, 2013
The city canceled its regularly scheduled meeting.
The University City City Council will not hold its regularly scheduled meeting tonight (Monday, March 25). The meeting was canceled at the March 11 board meeting after Councilman Stephen Kraft noted that Monday is the first night of Passover. Councilman Terry Crow asked why the meeting was scheduled in the first place on the Jewish holiday. City Manager Lehman Walker said the date slipped past both city staff and the city council, which reviews the meeting calendar each year. The move to cancel the meeting was approved 6-0. Michael Glickert was not in attendance at the March 11 meeting.
Here, a list of resources, events and services in honor of Passover.
It’s time to break out the matzo. Passover arrives on March 25 this year, when Jews across the world will come together to retell the Exodus story over four cups of wine (or grape juice for those who can't indulge), and of course, a large, festive feast. See our previous coverage: A Night Different From All Others: Jewish Holiday of Passover Begins Passover Traditions As the story goes, during their flight from slavery, the Jews did not have enough time for their dough to rise, resulting in a flaky cracker that is eaten instead of bread for a full week during Passover. The diet changes go beyond bread, however, and depend on family tradition. As a general rule, just look for the “Kosher for Passover” label, which thankfully spreads to more…
Friday, April 6, 2012
Festival of freedom starts tonight, April, 6, with ritual called the Seder and haggadah reading.
This year the Jewish festival of Passover begins tonight, April 6, at sunset and lasts seven or eight days, depending on the congregation. Temples or congregations in University City include: The first day is usually celebrated at home. The holiday, also called Pesach, is meant to be seven days, but a long-standing tradition exists for Jewish holidays celebrated outside of Israel to add a day. This is because in ancient times the Jewish year was not set according to a calculated calendar but rather simply by observing the status of the new moon in the sky, and there was some doubt as to when the holidays were. So Passover outside of Israel is eight days long for many congregations. The roots of the holiday are found in the biblical Book …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Here's what's happening in and near Ladue, Clayton and University City.
University City Patch teams up with neighboring Patch sites each week to round up events and happenings in the area. Here are our picks for this week. Monday, April 2 — 1940 Census Released. Tuesday, April 3 — Election Day Wednesday, April 4 Thursday, April 5 — Holy Thursday Friday, April 6 — Good Friday Saturday, April 7 — First Day of Passover. Sunday, April 8 — Easter Sunday, National Library Week Begins. Want to see your Ladue-Frontenac, Clayton-Richmond Heights or University City event featured in this column? Email Patch reporter Angela Atkinson at email@example.com with your event information.