Mark the end of Passover with all things leavened at the Hametz Fest, Sunday May 1 from 10:30 am to noon at Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia, Md. The event is free of charge.
Hametz, the Hebrew word for leaven, represents foods forbidden during the Passover holiday, particularly products made from flour, like bread, crackers, and pretzels.
Challah Bread, Cookies and Cupcakes and Bagel Pizza are just some of the baked goods children and parents will make or decorate during Hametz Fest to mark the end of Passover, during which time Jews traditionally refrain from all things made with leaven. .
Parents and students of all ages can also learn more about the Beth Shalom Religious School that offers an innovative egalitarian Conservative Jewish learning program for students in grades kindergarten through high school, featuring Jewish Experiential Wednesdays (J.E.W), rigorous Hebrew instruction, and strong education through experiential Judaism.