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Passover Seder Recources


Passover While Isolated

Thank you to Washington Hebrew Congregation for this compilation of Passover resources and ideas.


Let is Pass Over - 2020 Haggadah

A virtual Passover Haggadah from Rabbi Zoë Klein Miles


DIY PowerPoint Seder - Click Here to Download

Build your own Passover PowerPoint using this resource from our staff and clergy.


THE TEN PLAGUES OF COVID-19

Passover 2020, Cantor Tifani Coyot

PASSOVER SING-A-LONG WITH DANNY


How is this Passover different from all other Passovers?

On all other Passovers, we told of the 10 plagues, but on this Passover, an 11th plague – COVID-19 – stopped our world.

Our ancestors were instructed to explain the meaning of Passover to their children, a tradition that has continued in every generation through joyous seders attended by multiple generations of family and friends.

This year, our Passover celebrations may look and feel a little (or a lot!) different. We may be having “zeders” (zoom-seders) instead of seders. Here is a collection of alternatives that will allow us to observe this holiday as fully as possible in these unprecedented times.

First things first

The only people who should be at your seder table are those who already share your living space with you. Large family gatherings and community seders should not take place this year. We understand that this is heartbreaking and will be a significant disruption for many in our community.

However, those over the age of 65 or with compromised immune systems have an increased risk of death from COVID-19. We cannot emphasize enough that our community must prioritize health over family celebrations for the duration of this crisis, even if that means being without loved ones at your seder.

All is not lost!

There are many wonderful ways to celebrate Passover, even as we limit human contact. To paraphrase the Talmud: Better, we should have one less-than-ideal Passover so that we can celebrate many Passovers in the future. (Yoma 85b)

Still craving connection? How about hosting a “zeder” instead of a seder? Free video conferencing apps like Zoom, Google HangoutsSkype, and FaceTime can help your family have a seder together even when you are not in the same house. Smaller tables allow you to be more creative and try something that may not have worked with a long-standing family tradition.

What Do You Need for a Seder? 

Whether it's your first time, you are limited because of self-isolation, these creative lists (like rolls from toilet paper or paper towels with tissue paper inserted at the top) compiled by Washington Hebrew Congregation can help.

LEARN MORE  


Here are a few links to help deepen your engagement with the holiday this year.

A Collection of Virtual Haggadahs

Browse this wonderful collection of virtual haggadahs that you can share with your virtual guests

Your Guide to Hosting a Great Virtual Seder

Digital Content to Help You Host the Ultimate Online Gathering

How to make Matzah at home

Food Blogger and Cookbook Author Gabi Moskowitz Shows You How It's Done

How to recite or sing the four questions

Learn "Mah Nishtanah" in Both Hebrew and English

Send Beautiful, Free Passover eCards

Send free e-cards to loved ones

A Guide to eating on passover

Learn more about the kosher-for-Passover diet

Virtual Seders Around the Country

Find here a list of seders around the country you can join

Creative Ideas For Your Passover Seder

Discover something "new" in the "old" Passover story with this resource from ReformJudaism.org.

Customs and Rituals

Explore the customs and rituals of Passover in this guide from ReformJudaism.org.

Melodies

Songs help connect us to the seder and to our history. Discover some of these beloved melodies with this resource from ReformJudaism.org.

Passover Seder for Interfaith Families

Feeling overwhelmed by all the details of Passover? "Setting the Passover Table" from InterfaithFamily provides the information you need to host a seder, even if you didn't grow up with this tradition.

Passover Seder for Young Children (4-5 Years)

How do you make the holiday meaningful for the youngest members of your family? This resource from ReformJudaism.org outlines ways to help young children understand the importance of Passover.

Recipes

Looking for something delicious to help you and your family observe the holiday? ReformJudasim.org has a wide selection of Passover recipes.

Recipes: The Best of Passover

The Jewish Food Experience has rounded up a list of the best recipes to meet your food needs this Passover.
 

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