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Passover

 

Passover (Pesach) Seder

Sunday 28th March 28, 7 PM

16 Nissan 5781

 

Join us as we relive the Exodus and celebrate liberation through the timeless message of the Haggadah.

 

Our community Seder, led by Rabbi Avram, will be hosted online.

 

 

Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) is a major Jewish spring festival celebrating freedom and family as we remember the Exodus from Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. The main observances of this holiday center around a special home service called the seder, which includes a festive meal, the prohibition on eating chametz, and the eating of matzah.

On the 15th day of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar, Jews gather with family and friends in the evening to read from a book called the Haggadah, meaning "telling," which contains the order of prayers, rituals, readings, and songs for the Passover seder. The Haggadah helps us retell the events of the Exodus, so that each generation may learn and remember this story that is so central to Jewish life and history.

Passover is celebrated for either seven or eight days, depending on family and communal custom. In Israel and for most Reform Jews around the world, Passover is seven days, but for many other Jews, it is eight days.

https://reformjudaism.org/jewish-holidays/passover

This is the Haggadah we will be using at this year's seder. 

Download the pdf.



Glossary

פֶּסַח  Passover: “Passover;" a major Jewish spring festival that commemorates the Israelites Exodus from Eqypt more than 3,000 years ago.

סֵדֶר  Seder: "Order;" ritual dinner that includes the retelling of the story of the Israelite's Exodus from Egypt; plural: sederim.

חָמֵץ  Chametz: Foods not eaten during Passover. Chametz typically includes leavened bread or any food that contains wheat, rye, barley, oats, or spelt, unless production has been supervised to ensure that it has not leavened.

סֵדֶר  Matzah: Unleavened bread eaten during the seder that symbolizes the hurried departure of the Israelites from Egypt. Eating matzah is obligatory only at the seder. During the rest of Pesach, one may abstain from matzah as long as all chametz is avoided; plural: matzot

הַגָּדָה  Haggadah: Literally, “telling.” This is the Jewish text that sets forth the order of the Passover seder. Plural: Haggadot.

מַגִּיד  Magid: “Telling.” The section of the Pesach (Passover) Haggadah designed to tell the Passover story.

שַׁבַּת הַגָּדוֹל Shabbat HaGadol: "Great Sabbath;" the Shabbat that precedes Passover.

זְרוֹעַ Shank Bone: Item on the Passover seder plate that symbolizes the paschal sacrifice.

הָעֹמֶר  (the) Omer: The 49-day period that begins on the second night of Passover and ends on Shavuot.

כּוֹס אֵלִיָּהוּ Elijah’s Cup: A special cup used during the Passover seder to symbolize Elijah, who symbolizes the coming of the Messianic age.

אַרְבַּע הָקֻשְׁיוֹת The 4 Questions: Four specific questions asked at the beginning of the Passover seder, the answers to which shape the rest of the retelling of the exodus from Egypt.

קְעָרָה שֶׁל פֶּסַח Seder Plate: A plate that holds ritual foods used throughout the Pesach (Passover) seder. Each item on a seder plate is a symbol of the Exodus story and helps participants at the seder retell the story each year.

כּוֹס מִרְיָם  Miriam's cup or cup of Miriam: A contemporary item added by some to the Pesach (Passover) seder. Often placed next to Elijah’s cup, Miriam’s cup highlights the role of Miriam and women in the Exodus story. The cup is filled with water to honor and remember that Miriam’s well sustained the people of Israel in the desert after the Exodus

אֲפִיקוֹמָן  Afikoman: "Dessert" (Greek); matzah is the official "dessert" of the Passover seder meal. During the seder, the children traditionally "steal" and hide the afikoman, and it must be redeemed by the seder leader.



Recipes

Just the basics

Matzo ball soup – chicken soup with 3 matzo ball recipes:  https://toriavey.com/toris-kitchen/perfect-chicken-soup/

Matzo brei: Learn to make Matzo Brei, an Ashkenazi Passover breakfast dish with matzo, eggs, applesauce and sour cream. https://toriavey.com/?s=matzah

Join the great debate: Floater or sinker?

How to make floater-style matzo balls for Passover from scratch using a few simple ingredients. https://toriavey.com/toris-kitchen/floater-matzo-balls/

How to make sinker-style matzo balls for Passover from scratch using a few simple ingredients. https://toriavey.com/toris-kitchen/sinker-matzo-balls/



Links and More Fun

Read the full story here: https://reformjudaism.org/passover-story

What to expect at a Passover Seder: 
https://reformjudaism.org/what-expect-passover-seder

Buy your own Haggadah: 
https://www.ccarpress.org/search.asp?searchString=haggadah

A Haggadah with a bit of comedy and a bit of social justice. Jew Belong Haggadah: https://www.flipsnack.com/jewbelong/jewbelonghaggadah/full-view.html

לשנה הבאה בירושלים

L'Shana Haba'ah B'Ye rushalayim

Wed, December 1 2021 27 Kislev 5782