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Passover

If thinking about Passover makes you want to shout, “Dayenu!”, then we’ve got good news for you! Shaare Emeth is planning a variety of interesting, creative and fun virtual programs that will help you make Passover safe, meaningful, and memorable for you, your family and your friends.


Shaare Emeth’s Second Night Zeder
Sunday, March 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

All are welcome to Zoom with our congregational community for a seder-like experience filled with music, traditions, questions and more. Led by the clergy and staff of Shaare Emeth, this Zeder is the perfect lead-in for your second-night seder meal.

The Zeder is appropriate for adults, families with school-age children and interfaith families. Registration required.

The Haggadah tells us, “Let all who are hungry come and eat.” While the Zeder is free, please consider making a contribution to The Harvey Kornblum Food Pantry to help provide meals for those who are food insecure.

How to participate: Register at sestl.org/zeder. Be sure to view or download our Zeder Haggadah here!


JKids All-Star Musical Passover Seder
Viewable now through April 4

Congregation Shaare Emeth is enormously proud to share the excitement of the JKids All-Star Musical Passover Seder! This interactive Seder is a perfect family activity and features a true all-star collection of the top artists in Jewish kids’ music: Ellen Allard, Shira Kline, Nefesh Mountain, Elana Jagoda, Eliana Light, Rabbi Josh Warshawsky, Joanie Leeds, and Rick Recht. Join us and celebrate!

How to participate: Register here.


Early Childhood Education Shabbat and Passover Celebration
Available now!

Watch our brand-new celebration of Passover and Shabbat below! This video was created specifically for our youngest families and will feature singing, dancing, and stories with all the clergy, Lucy Greenbaum, Brandi Cartwright, Miss Holly, and everyone’s favorite, Mitzvah Moose!


Finding Myself in the Exodus
Wednesday, March 24, 5 p.m.

At our yearly seders, we are supposed to imagine that we were the ones who went out of Egypt. But for many of us, it’s not always easy to see ourselves reflected in the ancient story of the Exodus. Rabbi Bearman will share how writing midrash (stories based on biblical events) has helped her to connect with our ancient, spiritual ancestors and offer some advice for those who want to try their hand at creating their own midrashim (stories). Attendees will also receive a packet of modern midrashim that they can use to prepare for and enhance their own seders!

How to participate: Register at sestl.org/exodus


Nishmah: The Journey
Thursday, March 25, 7 p.m.

As Co-Chairs of The Journey, Rabbis Lori Levine and Rachel K. Bearman invite you to attend this special program where Shaare Emeth’s own Lucy Greenbaum and storyteller Jennifer Rudick Zunikoff will take attendees through an immersive experience highlighting inspiring women in the Passover narrative. People of all genders are invited to join us in an evening of stories, music, and sisterhood!

How to participate: Register here. ($36 suggested donation)


Join or Host a “Zeder” this Passover!

We have mastered Zoom. We have mastered leading a Seder. So why not combine them into a “Zeder?”

The Torah teaches us to invite all that are hungry to come and eat.

Do you have room for one more screen at your Seder this year? Do you want to join someone’s Zoom Seder this year?

If the answer to either of these questions is “yes,” please register your Seder or your desire to join someone’s Seder by going to sestl.org/zeder. We’ll match up respondents together, creating new connections for the Passover holiday!

If you have questions, email Debbie Bram at [email protected].

Below you’ll find links to different Haggadot! Find one that fits with your family’s approach to Passover and the Seder.

  • 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).

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