All are welcome – synagogue membership is not required.
When: Sunday, March 11, 2018 Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
PASSOVER 101 –SUGGESTED RESOURCES
DOWNLOAD YOUR OWN COPY HERE: Passover 101 resources sheet
The Passover Seder is a wonderful opportunity for a young family to begin creating its own holiday traditions and memories. It can be a gradual process over time, personalized to meet individual tastes and needs, often modified through trial and error. It’s a unique opportunity to include the entire family and create a feeling of excitement and anticipation every year. Below are only a few of the many resources available. Good luck and have fun!
SEDER & HAGGADAS
READ THIS FIRST! My Jewish Learning: https://www.myjewishlearning.com/category/celebrate/passover/ This is a beautiful website offering everything you need to know about Judaism. Comprehensive section on Passover which includes videos, illustrations and links to specific sections:
Planning a Seder: https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/the-passover-pesach-seder/,
Choosing a Haggadah: https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/how-to-choose-a-passover-haggadah/. Make sure to request the emailed “Passover Prep Guide”.
https://urj.org/blog/2015/02/25/month-tent-preparing-passover Reform Union’s Haggadah for ages 2-3 and another for ages 4-5. Includes creative songs set to familiar melodies.
https://www.haggadot.com/ – a great site for DIY haggadahs. Everything is provided – templates, illustrations, a how-to video, opportunity to upload personal text and pics. Free (donations appreciated)
https://www.jewishboston.com/ – “The Vibe of the Tribe” – Everything Jewish in the Boston area from recipes, events, timely information, traditional and contemporary observance, etc. Great site!
Behrman House Publishers of educational books and software for Jewish schools, individuals and families. Offers a wide range of haggadahs geared towards diverse users. Can be ordered from publisher or Amazon https://store.behrmanhouse.com/index.php/haggadahs.html
Kar-Ben Publishing –Smaller selections of Haggadahs geared for Seders with young children in attendance: “A Family Haggadah”, “Sammy Spider Haggadah”, “My Very Own Haggadah”. Can be ordered from publisher or Amazon. http://www.karben.com/Haggadahs_c_83.html
ACTIVITIES & GAMES
READ THIS FIRST! The Reform Union’s website has a wonderful section for parents and teachers called Holiday Happenings: Passover. There’s a great 6-page guide that includes book suggestions, games, activities, recipes and more. https://www.yammer.com/thetent/#/files/24109680
https://www.chabad.org/holidays/passover/pesach_cdo/aid/2533272/jewish/How-to-Make-a-Wild-Wonderful-BIG-Seder.htm – orthodox website, but great ideas for a fun Seder!
Lots of free, printable coloring pages online – just google. Here’s one: https://www.jewishboston.com/downloadable-passover-activity-pages-for-kids/
TABLE DÉCOR & CRAFTS
PINTEREST!!! https://www.pinterest.com There are literally hundreds of crafts and projects ideas online from Seder plates, place cards, matzah covers, Elijah’s cup, coloring pages that can be laminated and used as placemats, and even a matzah house – a new twist on a gingerbread house!