UJA-Federation of New York's J-1-1 Information & Referral Center Connects the New York Jewish Community With Local Passover Seders

NEW YORK, March 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This Passover, UJA-Federation of New York's J•1•1 Information and Referral Center encourages the New York Jewish community to open their doors and invite in all those who wish to observe the Jewish holiday but do not have a place to participate in a seder. Referrals will be available to seders on the first two nights of Passover, Monday, March 25, 2013 and Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at local community centers and synagogues throughout the five boroughs, Long Island, and Westchester, including several specifically focused on serving those who have been dislocated by Superstorm Sandy.

If you would like to find a seder, please contact UJA-Federation's J•1•1 Information and Referral Center Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 1.877.852.6951 or J11@ujafedny.org. J•1•1 is a free information and referral service that connects the New York Jewish community with available programs and resources. Space for Passover seders may be limited. Fees vary by venue, and not all venues offer a seder on both nights. Please note that J•1•1 will be closed Monday March 25, 2013 after 1:00 pm, and on Tuesday and Wednesday March 26-27, 2013.

If your community center or synagogue is able to make room for one more at your seder table, please contact the referral center to help us accommodate as many people as possible and make the Jewish holidays a warm and welcoming experience. This Passover with UJA-Federation of New York, make room in your heart and your community and help welcome in all those who seek a place to celebrate. To find a seder, please visit http://www.ujafedny.org/find-a-seder/.

About UJA-Federation of New York

For more than 90 years, UJA-Federation has been a central force for communal planning and philanthropy in the New York Jewish community. Through UJA-Federation, almost 60,000 donors pool their resources to help people in need, inspire a passion for Jewish life and learning, and strengthen Jewish communities around the world -- to address the issues that matter to us most as Jews and as New Yorkers. Working with nearly 100 network beneficiary agencies, synagogues, and other Jewish organizations, our reach spans from New York to Israel to more than 60 other countries around the world, touching 4.5 million people each year. Because we do the most good when we do it together. For more information on how to donate or how to volunteer, please visit our website at http://www.ujafedny.org.

CONTACT: Levi Fishman, 1.212.836.1513, fishmanl@ujafedny.org

Source: UJA-Federation ofNew York