The Shmooze

Jewcier’s Fantasy Celeb Seder

By Renee Ghert-Zand

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How many can you name? (Click to enlarge.)

You know that extra seat that some people leave at the Seder table? It’s usually for Elijah the Prophet, or symbolizes our Jewish brethren around the world who are not free to celebrate Passover. For the past five years, many families left an empty seat for Hamas captive Gilad Shalit. This year, he will be at home in Israel at his family’s Seder.

But Jewcier, the Jewish dating site, has challenged its members to think of someone — anyone! — special to imagine inviting to Seder. Jewcier isn’t asking us to think high mindedly or metaphorically. The basic question is: Which Jewish celebrity would you like to have keeping you company though all the verses of Dayenu?

“For singles, no matter how many people surround them, it can be extremely lonely. Add to that four cups of wine, and opinions will be voiced, often without filter. Many of our members admitted that they sit at the Seder table, upset or embarrassed that they haven’t found their special someone,” wrote Shira Kallus, Jewcier’s Relationship Advisor.

Since there’s as much of a chance of a celebrity popping in for Seder as Elijah showing up, Jewcier members went all out in naming a whole variety of household names of the Jewish persuasion. Jewcier then photoshopped them all into a Passover e-card that is more reminiscent of the Last Supper than a contemporary Seder. Maybe it’s a nod to the interreligious backgrounds of some of the celebs.

See how many of Jewcier members’ special Seder guests you can name.


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