The event was organized by the Israel Project and the World Jewish Congress (WJC).
For most participants, it was their first Seder, the traditional meal which recounts the story of the Exodus from Egypt some 3,500 years ago. Among those attending were representatives of the United States, United Nations, European Union, Germany, Bulgaria, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey and Uruguay.
“The WJC is thrilled to share with members of the diplomatic corps the rich traditions of Pesach [Passover],” said WJC-Israel chairman Shai Hermesh. “This holiday represents an especially uplifting and inspiring story of deliverance and rebirth which is passed down from generation to generation…We know that breaking matzoh [unleavened bread] around the Seder table is an especially enriching and memorable experience for all our friends.”