Passover, or Pesach commemorates the Israelites’ Exodus from Egypt. Its name refers to the passage in the Book of Exodus (12:11) when God “passed over” the houses of the Israelites during the tenth plague. Passover is one of three pilgrimage festivals, along with Sukkot and Shavuot. It is traditional on Passover to only eat unleavened food. Many rid their entire house of chametz (food that is not kosher for Passover). We begin our observance of Passover with a seder (ritual meal with a special “order”) – or two! During the seder, participants ask questions about Passover and freedom, recount the story of the Exodus, sing, and pray, all while drinking four cups of wine and enjoying special foods.
This year, Passover begins the evening of Monday April 10th. You may celebrate with a seder on the 1st night (April 10th), the 2nd night (April 11th), or both! Reform Jews conclude the week-long observance of Passover on the evening of Monday, April 17th.
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Preparing a Seder | Haggadot | Blessings | Learning for All Ages | Adult Learning | Young Kids’ Activities | Mitzvot | Music | Recipes
Preparing a Seder
Setting the Passover Table
Seder Preparation Checklist
Passover Customs and Rituals
What goes on the Seder Plate? (video)
Parenting at Passover
Ten Great Discussion Questions for your Seder Table
Four Questions for the Whole Family
Seder Prep Tips
11 Resources for the Best Seder Ever
How to Survive a Seder with Kids
Rockdale Family Haggadah 5776/2016
Build your own Haggadah!
Haggadah Resources from the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
LGBTQ Haggadah Resources
American Reform Zionist Association Haggadah Supplement
HIAS Haggadah Supplement
T’ruah’s “Other Side of the Sea” Haggadah
B’nai B’rith “Englighten America” Reading
Chocolate Moses Resources (combating trafficking and slavery)
A Social Justice Dayenu
Escape Room Seder!
The Hamilton Haggadah
Interactive Jewpardy Seder
Practice Reading & Singing the Four Questions!
Learn More, View or Print the Four Questions
Festival Kiddush & Shehecheyanu (text and mp3s)
Passover Learning for Kids of All Ages
I Left with Moses – Interactive Experience
The Four Sons by G-dcast!
The Story of Nachshon by G-dcast!
The Story of the Exodus via G-dcast! (Part I, Part II, Part III)
RJ.org Quiz: Test your Passover Knowledge
Shalom Sesame: Khalikidan’s Passover Seder
Shalom Sesame: Moroccan Mimuna
Learning for Adults
Food Restrictions Explained
This Year – More than Four Questions
Webinar: Torah Alive with Rabbi Mark Washofsky
Pardes Companion to the Haggadah
The Melodies of the Four Questions: Mah Nishtanah Tunes for Passover
Explore Passover at ReformJudaism.org
Activities and Videos for Young Children
The Passover Shaboom! Special: What’s Different About Tonight?
Ten Tips to Enliven the Seder
Shalom Sesame: It’s Passover, Grover!
ShirLaLa Pesach (Kids’ Passover Songs)
The Story of Passover for Young Children
Shalom Sesame Passover Playlist
Moses and the Passover Story – the Kids Version
Passover Mitzvah Opportunities
Pesach: A Season for Justice (Religious Action Center)
Advocate for Racial Justice at your Seder
Donate Food to the JFS Heldman Family Food Pantry
Take a Stand for Refugees
Donate to American Jewish World Service
Celebrate with Music
Learn to Sing Dayeinu with G-dcast!
Let them Go/Let us Go
La La Passover
The Maccabeats – Les Miserables: Passover
Six13 – Uptown Passover
The Maccabeats – Dayeinu Mashup
The Maccabeats – Justin Bieber Passover Mashup
What do you know about Passover Music?
Matzah Toffee Squares
Matzah Meal Popovers
Ashkenazi Apple Walnut Charoset
Moroccan Charoset Balls
Double Chocolate Coconut Macaroons
Matzah Brie (Fried Matzah)
Chag Pesach Sameach! HAPPY PASSOVER!