The Andover Townsman
---- — MVJF’s Miriam’s Seder Bat Mitzvah
The Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation’s Miriam’s Seder will celebrate its Bat Mitzvah year at the annual event to be held March 17 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond, Andover.
The MVJF will honor this year’s (Jewish year of 5733) Merrimack Valley B’not Mitzvah (daughters of the Mitzvah) and will be collecting new and used items for Bat Mitzvah age Jewish teens in Cuba.
School and art supplies, undergarments, socks, make up and costume jewelry are expensive and hard to come by for these young women.
Miriam’s Seder is an annual intergeneration event that celebrates women in Jewish History. Mothers, aunts, grandmothers and girls over age 8 are all welcome to attend.
The event will begin with Kasbah style shopping and appetizers from 3 to 5 p.m., followed by the Seder and dinner.
New this year are two hands-on workshops to be held from 3:30 to 4 p.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis. One workshop will explore the Haggadah, the Seder prayer book, while the other is a how-to on holding a kid-friendly Seder.
Tickets are $39, $35 seniors over 70 and $56 for sponsors.
For more information, visit www.mvjf.org or call 978-688-0466.