Firstborn Breakfast

For centuries, firstborn Jews have come to services before Passover to give thanks. The fast of the firstborn is of Biblical origin, based on the account in Exodus in which all lot the firstborn of Israel were “passed over.”

To commemorate and express gratitude, the day preceding Passover became a fast day for the firstborn. It is customary, after morning services, to have a seudat mitzvah, a special, festive meal accompanying the performance of a mitzvah, here the completion of Talmudic study. All firstborn in attendance are then permitted to eat.  Everyone is invited, no matter how old or how young, firstborn or fourth.

  • Followed by Festive Breakfast & The Burning of the Chametz
  • We will be happy to provide a written excuse for your school


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