Virtual Pesach

Pesach is an experiential holiday, a time when we typically come together with loved ones in celebration of our Judaism. For some families, this is the one time each year when everyone joins together in person to share traditions, tell stories, and create lasting memories.

But this year’s COVID-19 pandemic means that we cannot share physical spaces – so what are we to do? Thanks to modern technology, we can still gather online to create fun, engaging, meaningful, and memory-making holiday experiences – together.

Still, even seasoned seder hosts may feel stumped as they prepare to take the tradition online, wondering, “With guests watching from home instead of sitting around the table together, how can I keep everyone feeling connected and engaged?!” It’s time to get creative.

This multi-part resource can help you re-imagine your usual traditions and incorporate digital content that will enliven the virtual rendition of your Passover seder. From choosing a Haggadah to saying “Next year, in Jerusalem,” each section includes curated ideas and digital content (including videos, activities, discussion questions, and more).

Pick and choose what speaks to you in order to, ultimately, create a fun, engaging, meaningful, and memorable Passover experience, even in the age of quarantine. Let’s get started – and chag sameach!

In addition to these wonderful resources, Rabbi Lazarow will be leading the lunch ‘n’ learn on Wednesday, April 1st exploring was to make your Seder as interactive as possible. Rabbi Ettlinger will be leading the lunch ‘n’ learn on Friday, April 3rd exploring women’s voices in our seder story.

On Tuesday, March 31st, Cantor Laloum will be leading our musical lunch with a classic seder sing-a-long while Ido Sagir will take over musical lunch on Thursday, April 2nd to lead a seder sing-a-long aimed toward families with young children.

Join us as we get ready for Pesach together as a virtual community. All classes begin at 12 noon.