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Crane’s Mill Hosts First Ever Interfaith Passover Dinner

Crane’s Mill residents of Jewish faith, along with their friends and family members, will come together this evening for a very special holiday dinner.

A Traditional Seder Plate

For the first time in the community’s history, Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, New Jersey, is hosting an Interfaith Passover Dinner.

At Crane’s Mill, we tend to each of our residents’ religious and spiritual needs. In many cases, special meals are a key component to fulfilling said needs.

The planning for this special event has been months in the making. It started with our director of dining services doing what she does best—staying on top of the year’s calendar, and working with our residents to make sure all holidays and special occasions are marked appropriately. For our Jewish residents, the Spring holiday of Passover is of course a landmark event.

This year, our residents decided it would be a great idea to open the dinner up to people of all faiths, so they could enjoy the holiday as a community, and those of different faiths could better understand their traditions. To help further the discussion, each table will have a Jewish resident to help share the Passover traditions.

The event grew larger from there. What started as a small gathering has grown to a group of over 115, and the dinner has moved from its original location in Hinman Hall to its new home in the Candleberry Dining Room.

Here’s a look at the menu:

Gefilte Fish with red horseradish
Matzo Ball Soup
Baked Sweet Potato
Choice of Beef Brisket or Baked Chicken
Dessert Buffet
Matzo Bread
Coffee, tea and Grape juice
Seder Plate at each table

We’re so excited for this special holiday. If you’re interested in learning more about Crane’s Mill, please call 973-276-6700 or click here to send us email.