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Sep 22, 2013 05:41 PM

Pesach programs that serve kitniyot?

Wondering if any Pesach programs cater to those who eat kitniyot...thanks!

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  1. i would assume there are none in the US since the majority of American Jews do not eat kitniyot. Israel I assume has kitniyot programs

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    1. re: koshergourmetmart

      Thanks. My thought as well--but was wondering if anyone knew better...

      1. re: noya

        I have no first hand experience, but I wouldn't give up so soon. There have to be enough sefardim in Brooklyn, NJ, and LA that they could support a kitniyot program. Maybe it's worth checking with some of the sephardic shuls to see if they know of anything?

        1. re: avitrek

          Many don't serve kitniyot because they want to attract the largest number of guests. Also, some Sephardim eat rice but not beans. Others rice and beans but not corn. Some only kitniyot prepared at home, not packaged. It gets complicated...

    2. I've been to a few hotels in Israel that serve kitniyot on Pesach. I was at the Eilat Queen of Sheba Hilton hotel for Pesach in 2011. All the food I tried was excellent, and the kitniyot that I didn't eat looked amazingly good too.

      I would guess that many of the hotels in Eilat serve kitniyot. There wasn't an organized program at the Queen of Sheba, but I know there are organized programs at other Eilat hotels if thats what you are looking for.