PassoverURJ

Pesach, known as Passover in English, is a major Jewish spring festival, commemorating the Exodus from Egypt over 3,000 years ago. The ritual observance of this holiday centers around a special home service called the seder (meaning "order") and a festive meal; the prohibition of chametz (leaven); and the eating of matzah (an unleavened bread). On the fifteenth 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. Today, the holiday is a celebration of freedom and family.

Include Refugee Stories In Your Passover Seder

Download HIAS’ 2017 Haggadah Supplement to lift up the experiences of the world’s refugees as we retell our story this Passover. 

 


Passover Family Activities


Passover Recipes

This recipe is so old (from my mother) that I can’t bring myself to change the first line that calls for a rotary beater—the kind you crank with your hand while the beaters go around.



WHEN IS PASSOVER?

April 10 - 17, 2017

Social Justice

Passover is rich in social justice themes. Here are a few ways to incorporate social action themes into your holiday observance.

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