In an effort to keep our congregational community, and the larger community, healthy and safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, we will not be hosting an in-person congregation-wide Passover Seder.
Check back here for more information about virtual ways to connect with Shaare Emeth and to celebrate the holiday of Passover.
Below, check out photos from our April 2019 Passover Rocks! Passover Seder!
April 8*- 14, 2020
*begins in the evening / first seder
Passover, known in Hebrew as Pesach, is a popular family holiday, primarily observed in the home. It is a week-long spring festival commemorating our redemption from slavery. Passover begins with a ritualized meal called a seder (order) that refers to the order of the prayers that are recited and to the symbolic foods that are eaten prior to a meal. The prayers are written in a special book called a Haggadah. The purpose of the seder is to tell the story of the liberation of the Israelites from the Egyptian slavery.
What Haggadah Do I Use? – Shaare Emeth’s recommended list of Haggadot with a short explanations of their contents and target age groups
Create your own Haggadah – by choosing a template and readings to fit your family
Celebrating Passover, Then and Now – A brief history of the holiday of Pesach and its customs (URJ)
Food Restrictions on Passover Explained: Chametz and Kitniyot – Can we eat beans, rice, corn, and peas on Passover? (URJ)
6 Parts of a Seder Plate – Roll your mouse over each part of the plate to see the name and explanation (URJ)
“The Heroic and Visionary Women of Passover” – by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt
ReformJudaism.com’s Passover pages answers to questions like “Is Passover seven or eight days?”, an interactive seder plate, what to expect at a seder, Passover crafts and more (URJ).