Students and faculty from the Culinary Arts and Management program at Westchester Community College presented a model seder luncheon Thursday, which was led by Rabbi Frank Tamburello, who also explained the ritual feast for non-Jewish guests. The program's model seder, which wasn't offered last year because of a lack of facilities, took place for the first time in the school's new Instructional Dining Room inside the recently renovated Student Center Building in Valhalla. The Passover seder is a Jewish ritual feast that marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover, which this year begins March 25 and ends the evening of April 2. (March 14, 2013)
Daryl Nosek, Westchester Community College curriculum chairwoman for
Daryl Nosek, Westchester Community College curriculum chairwoman for the Culinary Arts and Management program, holds up a horseradish root during the program's model seder luncheon. (March 14, 2013) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)
Rabbi Frank Tamburello leads the model seder for
Rabbi Frank Tamburello leads the model seder for Westchester Community College's Culinary Arts and Management program in the instructional dining room of the recently renovated Student Center Building. (March 14, 2013) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)
Westchester Community College Culinary Arts and Management student
Westchester Community College Culinary Arts and Management student Juderquis Correa serves gefilte fish during the program's model seder luncheon in the recently renovated Student Center Building. (March 14, 2013) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

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Daryl Nosek, Westchester Community College curriculum chairwoman for
Daryl Nosek, Westchester Community College curriculum chairwoman for the Culinary Arts and Management program, lights the candles during the program's model seder luncheon. (March 14, 2013) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)
Westchester Community College students and faculty attend the
Westchester Community College students and faculty attend the Culinary Arts and Management program's model seder luncheon in the instructional dining room of the recently renovated Student Center Building. (March 14, 2013) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)
Attendees dip parsley in saltwater at the Westchester
Attendees dip parsley in saltwater at the Westchester Community College Culinary Arts and Management program's model seder luncheon in the recently renovated Student Center Building in Valhalla. (March 14, 2013) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)
Blanche Fried of New Rochelle sings Passover songs
Blanche Fried of New Rochelle sings Passover songs during the Westchester Community College Culinary Arts and Management program's model seder luncheon in the recently renovated Student Center Building. (March 14, 2013) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)
Matzo, a traditional Jewish unleavened bread, and preset
Matzo, a traditional Jewish unleavened bread, and preset plates line the table for guests attending the Westchester Community College Culinary Arts and Management program's model seder. (March 14, 2013) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

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Participants dip their pinky, as tradition calls for,
Participants dip their pinky, as tradition calls for, into wine at the Westchester Community College Culinary Arts and Management program's model seder luncheon in the recently renovated Student Center Building. (March 14, 2013) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)
Matzo, a traditional Jewish unleavened bread, is broken
Matzo, a traditional Jewish unleavened bread, is broken by guests attending the Westchester Community College Culinary Arts and Management program's model seder. (March 14, 2013) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)
Participants prepare to eat their food according to
Participants prepare to eat their food according to tradition at the Westchester Community College Culinary Arts and Management program's model seder luncheon. (March 14, 2013) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)
Staff member Emmy Creskey is applauded for her
Staff member Emmy Creskey is applauded for her work with Westchester Community College's Culinary Arts and Management program's model seder luncheon in the recently renovated Student Center Building in Valhalla. (March 14, 2013) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)
A plate is preset for guests attending the
A plate is preset for guests attending the Westchester Community College Culinary Arts and Management program's model seder. The plate contains an egg, parsley, saltwater, horseradish and haroseth, which is a sweet relish containing fruits and nuts. (March 14, 2013) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

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Ruth Levy-Schudroff plays the keyboard and sings during
Ruth Levy-Schudroff plays the keyboard and sings during the Westchester Community College Culinary Arts and Management program's model seder in the instructional dining room of the Student Center Building. (March 14, 2013) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)
New Westchester Community College Vice President and Dean
New Westchester Community College Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs Joanne Russell attends the Culinary Arts and Management program's model seder luncheon. (March 14, 2013) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)
Student Anna Young of Westchester Community College's Culinary
Student Anna Young of Westchester Community College's Culinary Arts and Management program pulls plates during their model seder luncheon in the recently renovated Student Center Building in Valhalla. (March 14, 2013) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)
Matzo ball soup is served at the Westchester
Matzo ball soup is served at the Westchester Community College Culinary Arts and Management program's model seder luncheon in the instructional dining room of the recently renovated Student Center Building. (March 14, 2013) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)
Westchester Community College students and faculty attend the
Westchester Community College students and faculty attend the Culinary Arts and Management program's model seder luncheon in the instructional dining room of the recently renovated Student Center Building. (March 14, 2013) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)
Brisket of beef and roasted vegetable tsimmes are
Brisket of beef and roasted vegetable tsimmes are served at the Westchester Community College Culinary Arts and Management program's model seder luncheon in the instructional dining room of the recently renovated Student Center Building. (March 14, 2013) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)
Westchester Community College Culinary Arts and Management chef
Westchester Community College Culinary Arts and Management chef Desi Colon looks over the start of the model seder luncheon in the recently renovated Student Center Building in Valhalla. (March 14, 2013) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)
Student Nathalie Mercedes serves food at the Westchester
Student Nathalie Mercedes serves food at the Westchester Community College Culinary Arts and Management program's model seder luncheon in the instructional dining room of the recently renovated Student Center Building. (March 14, 2013) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)
Westchester Community College student Karen Rittie of the
Westchester Community College student Karen Rittie of the Bronx has a drink during the college's Culinary Arts and Management program's model seder luncheon in the instructional dining room of the recently renovated Student Center Building. (March 14, 2013) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)
Daryl Nosek, center, Westchester Community College curriculum chairwoman
Daryl Nosek, center, Westchester Community College curriculum chairwoman for the Culinary Arts and Management program, speaks during the program's model seder luncheon. (March 14, 2013) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)
Westchester Community College students in the Culinary Arts
Westchester Community College students in the Culinary Arts and Management program sit during a brief moment of relaxation at their model seder luncheon in the instructional dining room of the recently renovated Student Center Building. (March 14, 2013) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)
Westchester Community College students and faculty attend the
Westchester Community College students and faculty attend the Culinary Arts and Management program's model seder luncheon in the instructional dining room of the recently renovated Student Center Building. (March 14, 2013) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)
Westchester Community College students in the Culinary Arts
Westchester Community College students in the Culinary Arts and Management program present their model seder luncheon in the instructional dining room of the recently renovated Student Center Building. (March 14, 2013) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)