February 13, 2020

Our Seder-Planning Tip of The Week: Start With Why

Posted by Haggadot

What's the secret to hosting a great gathering? Sticking with a PURPOSE. We all celebrate for different reasons, whether it's connecting with our history, raising awareness about modern day inequalities, or simply bonding with our family over a marathon of silly songs. Why are you hosting? What does the holiday mean to you? Who are you inviting? And what do you hope your guests will get out of the evening?

Watch: Simon Sinek's TED Talk "How Great Leaders Inspire Action"

His "Start With Why" theory will help you uncover your real seder goals.

Consider a theme.

Check out our favorite Haggadah clips on Hunger, Climate Change, Feminism, Wellness, Jewish Diversity, LGBTQ Identity, Humor, and more. 

Start writing your introduction.

It's never too early to start writing your Haggadah, you can always revise it later.
Check out some of our favorite introductions to get started. 

Let's brainstorm together.
Priya Parker's book, The Art of Gathering is a great resource for anyone hosting a gathering, and is especially useful for creating a memorable seder. Read Priya's book then join us on Fri March 6 at 12pm EST on Zoom to discuss.