READINGTON, NJ - Chabad of Hunterdon County will hold its annual Lag B’Omer Family BBQ, featuring barbecue food, music, outdoor Laser Tag, archery and make-your-own bow and arrow, Moonbounce, face painting, Frisbee decorating, and an appearance by Somerset Patriot’s mascot Sparkee.

The event will take place on Thursday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. and is open all. The cost is $12 per person; ages 2 and younger are admitted free.

The BBQ and celebration marks the observance of the Jewish holiday of Lag B'Omer, which is literally translated as the 33rd day of the month of Omer, a period of seven weeks between Passover (which commemorates the Jewish people's Exodus from Egypt) and Shavout (which commemorates the giving of the Ten Commandments).

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Lag B’Omer, which commemorates the lives of two sages, Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai and Rabbi Akiva, is celebrated throughout the world with picnics, parades and bonfires.

“It’s a day of great joy for the Jewish people and a time to reflect on our roots and remember the great leaders who kept the flame of Judaism alive during difficult times,” said Rabbi Eli Kornfeld, the Director at Chabad of Hunterdon County. “Celebrating Lag B’Omer is not only a fun Jewish experience, but a chance for us to share a sense of connectivity with the people in Israel through reliving the experiences of our ancestors.”

The event will take place at Deer Path Park here. Use Flemington for GPS.

To RSVP, for more information on Chabad of Hunterdon County’s Lag B'Omer festivities or on the holiday of Lag B'Omer and its observances, call 908-238-9002, email Rabbi@jewishhunterdon.com, or visit the Chabad website.