January 26, 2022

Jews for Jesus schedule presentation

HAMPDEN — Steve Silverstein, representing Jews for Jesus, will explain what the Jewish Passover and Jesus’ Last Supper have in common in a presentation of “Christ in the Passover” at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 24, at the Church of the Open Door, 270 Main Road North, Hampden.

Using a visual display of traditional Passover accoutrements, the program is designed to enhance the Christian’s understanding and appreciation of the Jewish background of the Communion celebration. Ancient and modern Jewish customs are discussed, with an emphasis on the aspect of redemption which Christ accomplished at Calvary.

A table is set with the traditional Jewish Passover items, including representative foods which are explained, but not eaten. The ceremonial seder plate, the three-compartment pouch in which the matzoh (unleavened bread) is kept, as well as the traditional cup of Elijah are presented, and new insights to their christological significance are provided.

Jews for Jesus has presented this demonstration in more than 2,000 churches. It was originally written in 1956 by Moishe Rosen, the founder and executive director of Jews for Jesus. The presentation was abstracted from the writings of the late Leopold Cohn, who became a Christian in 1894 and died in 1936.

For information, call the Rev. Ray Dupere at the Church of the Open Door at 862-4010.

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