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Chag Pesach Sameach!

04/04/2023 05:03:11 PM


Sarah Avner, Cantorial Soloist

Shalom Chaverim and Chag Pesach Sameach!

In just a few hours we will gather around our dining room tables and retell the story of how our ancestors left their life of slavery in Egypt and began their journey to freedom.

Maybe, like at my house, the out-of-town relatives have arrived and the fridge seems to be bursting with food – even though you have asked guests to bring additional items for the meal. Maybe you are preparing yourself for the first seder with an empty seat that makes your heart ache and your mind wonder if you will be able to celebrate at all? Or not the first seder, but the 2nd, 3rd or 23rd?

If you are preparing to celebrate with littles, check out these fun resources from our friends at PJ Library. Want to write your own seder? has everything you might need including a seder coloring book. Going to your first seder and not sure what to expect? You can find all kinds of answers here, thanks to the Union for Reform Judaism.

Looking for some cute songs to bring you joy this Passover? Check these out:

Moadim L’simcha (Eliana Light) – a great lesson in how we greet each other during the holiday, after the first day and before the last day. A great lesson for Sukkot too!

Billy Joel Passover (Six13) – many of you have shared this on your Facebook pages…thank you!

A Lion King Passover (Six13) – for the younger Disney loving crowd.

Dayeinu (The Maccabeats) – in case you need to practice the four questions

The Prince of Egypt (Six13) – in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Prince of Egypt

No matter the state of your mind, body, or soul I hope you can celebrate the Passover that is meaningful to you and that our world will find Peace, as we declare at the end of our seder: “Peace for us! Peace for everyone! For all people, this is our hope!”

Chag Pesach Sameach! (Happy Passover)

Fri, April 19 2024 11 Nisan 5784