Natives of the area around Chernobyl, Ukraine, where the worst nuclear power plant disaster in history exposed hundreds of thousands of people to deadly and dangerous levels of radiation, will join Chabad-Lubavitch families for the Passover Seder. Close to 2,500 children who were brought to the central Israeli village of Kfar Chabad by Chabad’s Children of Chernobyl project will leave their dorms and head out to locations across the country to enjoy a home atmosphere for the holiday.

Many alumni of the program, some with their parents and siblings in tow, will also join the host families.

Medical staff will guide the hosting families in dealing with the children, many of whom have special health requirements due to their radiation exposure.