Passover

Passover Services & Events – dates/times


Pesach Guide – this online guide created by The Rabbinical Assembly provides a brief outline on the policies and procedures to help families prepare for and maintain and kosher home for Passover.  This guide has been written/assemble in accordance with the principles of Conservative Judaism.   Sections include:

  • Kashering the Kitchen
  • Prohibited Foods
  • Permitted Foods
  • When/where Hekhsher is required
  • Baby Food
  • Pet Food
  • Medicines
  • Non-Food Items

 

Sale of Chametz – Disposal of Chametz through Rabbi Alex

The Search for Chametz – Blessings before and After the Search for Chametz

Setting the Seder Table – All you need to know to set your table for the Seders.

Leading the Seder – The Order of the Seder Made Simple!

Firstborn Breakfast & Burning of Chametz

Mitzvah of Maot Chittim

 

Recipes – while you can find a ton of passover recipes online, don’t forget about the Passover recipes in the Beth El cookbook. These are our favorite recipes from Beth El members’ collections.

Creating A Child-Engaged Passover Seder Passover and the Seder is adaptable to your family needs, so don’t be afraid to change your seder in a way that will engage young children.  Consider adding to the children’s place settings items that will keep them not just occupied, but involved.  Passover coloring placemats, passover books, even small toys that represent the 10 plagues are all great ideas.  Here are some additional ideas that might help you make Passover memorable and meaningful for your youngest family members and guests:

How to Survive a Seder with Kids
How to Have a Fun and Meaningful Passover with Kids
10 Tips to Enliven the Seder: Ways to Delay That Fifth Question

Don’t forget to check our Judaica shop for Passover items for children and wine for your seders.

 

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