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Passover Scavenger Hunt

Find Passover symbols like these for fire and hail and the Passover seder plate in Windsor Square windows in the Passover Scavenger Hunt.

Tonight is the second night of Passover. If you’re looking for a unique and fun way to celebrate today, you may want to take a walk (maintaining appropriate social distance, of course) in Windsor Square, and look for Passover symbols in the windows of houses participating in a Passover Scavenger hunt created by the Corwin family. Think of it as a riff on the hunt for the Afikomen, the broken-off piece of matzah that is hidden for children to find at the end of the seder.

Thanks to Windsor Square resident Zoe Corwin for sharing the family’s Passover Scavenger Hunt idea with the Buzz.

“On Passover, Jews around the world ask ‘Why is this night different from all other nights?’ That question has never resonated more. We’ve decided to throw in a fun twist…this Passover is different because we’ve put together a window-based Passover scavenger hunt!” wrote Corwin.

It’s pretty simple, just look for the great artwork in the windows. The prize is the good feeling you’ll have knowing that you helped raise funds to feed health workers, the working poor and the unhoused.  For every winning entry (finding all 18 symbols) the Corwins will donate $10 (the cost of one meal) to the for Big Sunday’s Emergency Fund.

Below are Corwin’s instructions:

Young people of all varieties (college students…we see you!) – starting at 5pm on 4/8 through 4/16 we challenge you to find the below 18 symbols in windows of houses on VAN NESS, NORTON, WINDSOR, BEECHWOOD & 1ST Street.

NOTE: All participating houses are between 1st & 2nd street with the exception of 2 symbols to be found on Van Ness between 1st & Beverly.
· Seder plate
· Matzah
· Egg
· Parsley
· Wine
· Blood
· Frogs
· Lice
· Flies
· Livestock
· Boils
· Hail & fire
· Locusts
· Darkness
· Death of the first born
· Moses
· Miriam
· Parting of the red sea

For every person who finds all 18 symbols, we’ll make a $10 donation (the cost of a meal) to Big Sunday’s Emergency Fund to feed health workers, the working poor & the unhoused. (  Food delivery will come from Larchmont restaurants. 😊

Send a text to Zoe Corwin (310) 403-3257 or email [email protected] when you’ve found all 18.  Extra credit if you send a selfie at the final spot!

Scavenger hunt will run from 5pm on Wed (April 8) through the end of Passover (April 16).

Spread the word! Be well. And consider putting an Easter egg in your own window this Sunday! 😊 “

And while you’re out, send us photos and we’ll post them in the Buzz. Happy Passover!

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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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