A Passover Message from Susan Minsk

A Passover Message from Susan Minsk

Atlanta Jewish Times staff wishes our community Happy Passover.

Susan Minsk
Susan Minsk

Of all the Jewish holidays, Passover is my favorite: a great story combined with an abundance of food shared with family and friends. This time last year, we were moving my in-laws into the next phase of their lives at Huntcliff Independent Living. Excited but also nervous about the move, they were met with warmth by so many new friends and their first event at the new facility was attending the communal seder. The transition was made so much easier by the exuberance of the holiday.

Some of my most favorite Passover memories are the stories my in-laws told of their childhood and their Passover memories from generation to generation! Grandpa leading the seder, hiding the afikomen for my kids, Sophie and Eli, to locate and the joy when found. The love that surrounded the table was felt by all so deeply.

I lost my father-in-law in August, and this will be our first seder without him. It is though we have lost an appendage, but our memories of our times together and the love we shared will sustain us. We will set out his place setting as a remembrance of the importance of family. We also will remember the devastation caused to Israel and the Jewish people on October 7 and we will pray for peace to come in our time. May your seder be a strength to you and your family as it is to ours!

Next year in Jerusalem!

Susan Minsk is an Account Manager with the Atlanta Jewish Times.

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