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Butte's Jewish Community Celebrates Passover

BUTTE -

For the second straight night, Jews across the world will sit down for a second Seder to continue the celebration of Passover.

Passover is the celebration of the Jew's exodus from Egypt where they served as slaves under Pharaoh for more than 200 years.

Lou Rudolph has been celebrating Passover for all 91 years of his life.

He's seen Butte's Jewish population decrease dramatically, but that doesn't stop him from continuing his faith.

"With the Jewish community, it's a get together to celebrate Passover," Rudolph said. "It's very nice."

Because of Butte's small Jewish population, growing up in the Mining City could be tough.

For nearly all of his four years at Butte High School, 23-year-old Andrew De Money was the only Jewish student.

"For me, it's really important because it's keeping that old part of Butte alive, trying to pass stuff on," De Money said. "Even in grade school and middle school, my family and myself held little seminars about Hanukkah and some other high holy days to kind of educate the youth of Butte."

Butte's Jewish population is slowly seeing some growth.

Matthew Karsh recently moved to Butte from a very large Jewish community in New York.

As newcomers to the town join the Seder, it makes the Seder table larger than it was a year ago.

"Regardless, it was important to me to celebrate," said Karsh. "I'm more reformed and secular more than anything, but it was important to me to be part of this and to have this experience in this community today."

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