Beseder Gallery

Date: 6. 4. 2023 - 17:00

A celebration one of the most important and oldest Jewish holidays in commemoration of the exodus from slavery and the journey to freedom.

The Passover dinner is called Seder, which means order. It takes place after sunset and indeed, everything in it has its symbolic meaning, its order. A plate or tray with seven items is placed on the table: a roasted bone symbolizing the sacrificial lamb, a hard-boiled egg symbolizing new life, three covered unleavened breads – “matzos” (in reference to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob or the three components of the people of Israel, the priests, the Levites and the Israelites), a piece of vegetable, called "karpas", a bitter herb called "maror", a bowl of salty water as a reminder of tears shed or of the salt water of the Reed Sea, and finally a mixture called "charoset", with grated apples, nuts, almonds, cinnamon, ginger and red wine (echoing the bricks the Jews had to make for Pharaoh).
The food is used as a prop during the reading of the Pesach Haggadah, retelling the story of the Hebrews’ flight from Egypt. A dinner is held during the festival, ending with the singing of traditional songs.

When held properly, the Seder can last several hours. Tonight, we offer a somewhat abbreviated version of the holiday, led by the Honorary President of the Czech Community of Reform Judaism Beit Simcha and former Vice President of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Bohemia and Moravia Sylvie Wittmannová.

Whether you want to spend Passover in a convivial circle of friends or discover how it is celebrated, you are all welcome. The evening will include a dinner of Mediterranean cuisine prepared by the Beseder Restaurant.

Fee: 390 CZK (adults)
Reduced fee: 290 CZK (students)
Limited number of seats - reservations required at:

The evening will take place as part of the monthly cultural festival Israel Days organized on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Israel’s independence, and in which the Beseder Gallery will also offer an exhibition with works by photographer Helen Mountaniol and musician Kutiman, the theatre performance Address Unknown directed by Marianna Arzumanova, a discussion on Czech-Israeli relations, a signing of the comic book "So here we are, Moses!!!" by writer Pavlína Šulcová and artist Kakalík, a workshop for adults and children on baking the Jewish holiday bread challah and many others.
The festival is under the patronage of the Embassy of Israel in Czech Republic.