New Passover Meditation Guide

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With Two Weeks Until Passover, We're Taking A Deep Breath

The Hebrew month of Nisan begins on Sunday (3/14), marking just two weeks until the start of Passover.  And as we observe the one year anniversary of the start of the pandemic, we recognize the many ways our lives have changed since last Passover. 
 
Take a deep breath and leave your own narrow places when you download our new Passover Meditation Guide featuring 
Alison Laichter and illustrations by Jessica Tamar Deutsch. This simple but powerful supplement is made possible through the ROI Community Grassroots Events program. 
 
Passover Meditation Guide

 

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Watch The Webinar: Christian Seders

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Haggadot.com founder Eileen Levinson moderates a conversation with Rabbi Sarah Bassin of Temple Emanuel Beverly Hills and Mark Gerson, author of The Telling. Join us for a candid look at the practices of Christian seders, the challenges they pose for Jewish tradition, and their potential value for building empathy amongst neighbors.


Excerpts from Mark's book, The Telling, are available as a downloadable haggadah supplement.
For haggadot centering human rights, please download The Other Side of the River by T'ruah and the Black Lives Matter Haggadah by JFREJ.


Donors who give $54 or more to Haggadot.com this Passover will receive a free hardcover copy of The Telling: How Judaism's Essential Book Reveals the Meaning of Life.

Watch The Webinar: Hosting Your Multi-Generational Family Seder

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Thanks to Jewish Grandparents Network and Haggadot.com, we're leaving our narrow places and finding inspiration for seders that are meaningful, liberating and fun - for every generation.  Explore tips for gathering online, learn about different haggadahs and try new rituals this year. 
 

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Our Favorite Haggadahs for Families 
Dayenu Seder: https://www.haggadot.com/haggadah/10-minute-dayenu-seder
JewBelong Haggadah: https://www.haggadot.com/haggadah/jewbelong-haggadah
Video Haggadah from PJ Library: https://www.haggadot.com/haggadah/step-by-step-seder-video-haggadah
Coloring Book Haggadah: https://www.haggadot.com/haggadah/coloring-book-haggadah-1
Family Favorites: https://www.haggadot.com/haggadah/our-favorites-families
Seder For Young Children: https://www.haggadot.com/haggadah/seder-young-children
For Interfaith Familes from 18Doors: https://www.haggadot.com/contributors-details/interfaithfamily

 

We've Got Webinars to Help You Celebrate This Passover

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Spring 2021 Webinars 

It's our second pandemic Passover - but the seder is still on!  Get inspiration, refresh your haggadah and reflect on the past year with our Spring 2021 Webinars.  All webinars are free and will be recorded. Register today! 
 

RECORDED WEBINARS 

How To Seder In 2021 -  Watch a recording of the Feb. 24 session here: https://www.haggadot.com/blog/howtosederrecording

Breaking the Seder Rules - Watch a recording of the March 2 session here: https://www.haggadot.com/blog/BreakingSederRules 

Seders: A Roadmap For Ritual - Watch a recording of the March 4 session with Mark Gerson & Eileen Levinson here: https://www.haggadot.com/blog/seders-a-roadmap

Hosting Your Family's Multigenerational Seder - Watch a recording with the Jewish Grandparents Network here:  https://www.haggadot.com/blog/familyseders

Christian Seders: Embracing Our Shared History & Understanding Jewish Pain - Watch a recording of Eileen Levinson in conversation with Rabbi Sarah Bassin and Mark Gerson here: https://www.haggadot.com/blog/christiansederswebinar

Save Seder with Lab/Shul & Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie - Watch a recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ4OvmcPmf0

Liberated Spaces At Home - Watch a recording here: https://www.haggadot.com/blog/liberatedspaces


Freedom: It's What we Eat. A Holistic Guide to Passover with Sarah Waxman - watch a recording here: https://www.haggadot.com/blog/holisticeating


Centering the Experiences of Jews of Color with Marcella White-Campbell - watch a recording here: https://www.haggadot.com/blog/centeringJOCs

Watch The Webinar: Seders, A Roadmap For Ritual With Mark Gerson

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In this conversation, The Rabbi's Husband, Mark Gerson and Haggadot.com Founder Eileen Levinson discuss their shared love of Passover and why Exodus is the essential ritual, not just for Jews but for all Abrahamic traditions. Mark is the author of The Telling: How Judaism's Essential Book Reveals the Meaning of Life. 

Bring The Telling to your seder with our downloadable supplement! 

And, donors who give $54 or more to Haggadot.com this Passover will receive a free hardcover copy of The Telling. 

Download Your Family's New Favorite Haggadah

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With Passover Just 3 Weeks Away -
Our Tip Of The Week: Connect To What's Essential 

In The Telling, the latest book from Mark Gerson, the Rabbi's Husband, shares his love of Passover and explains why the Passover seder is the essential ritual, not just for Jews, but for all Abrahamic religions. Hear Mark in conversation with Haggadot.com Founder Eileen Levinson at
Seders: A Roadmap For Ritual, Tomorrow, March 4 at noon EST
Excerpts From The Telling

 

Donors who give $54 or more before Passover will receive a free hardcover copy of The Telling! 

 

Make Your Seder Meaningful & Memorable With Our Webinars

TOMORROW! 3/4 at 12pm ET: Seders: A Roadmap for Ritual with Author Mark Gerson
Wed 3/10 at 1pm Eastern: Seder Tips with the Jewish Grandparents Network 
Thurs 3/11 at 12pm ET: Christian Seders Panel Conversation
Wed 3/17 at 2pm ET: Liberated Spaces at Home
Thurs 3/18 at 1pm ET: Holistic Passover Eating with Sarah Waxman


Click Here To Register For All Our Spring 2021 Webinars! 
All webinars are free & recordings will be shared with everyone who registers

 

Your Family's New Favorite Is Ready-To-Print

The Telling

Excerpts from The Telling
Download this supplement from The Telling & dig into what makes a Passover Seder the essential ritual.

Reverse Seder

Reverse Seder 
Ready to get creative with your seder? Do the whole thing backwards with this haggadah from Moishe House London.

30 Days of Passover Prep

30 Days of Passover Prep 
Prepare for Passover with 30 days of inspiration from Rabbi Dan Horwitz & Haggadot.com. 

JewBelong Haggadah

JewBelong Haggadah
From fun songs to deep questions, this haggadah has it all. And now you can use it as your template! 

Customize Your Seder With These Resources
The Real Reason We Had Unleavened Bread Comedy Skit
Building Your Mental Health Seder Plate
Seder Game Ideas
How to Seder in 2021 Webinar Recording

Watch The Webinar: Breaking the Seder Rules

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Haggadot.com Executive Director Eileen Levinson navigates the rules of the seder, then offers creative ways to break those rules. First, connect to your seder's purpose, then experiment with different ideas to construct a seder that meets your needs this year. 
 

Here's some of our favorite haggadot & clips for reimagining the seder's traditional structure

Dayenu Seder - https://www.haggadot.com/haggadah/10-minute-dayenu-seder

Friend Seder - https://www.haggadot.com/haggadah/the-friendseder-haggadah

Minimalist Seder - https://www.haggadot.com/haggadah/minimalist-haggadah

#SederAllDay - https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17928673249375455/?hl=en

Moishe House Reverse Seder - https://www.haggadot.com/haggadah/moholo-reverse-seder

Comedy Haggadah - https://www.haggadot.com/haggadah/comedy-seder
 

Games Blog Post - https://www.haggadot.com/blog/sedergames

Afikomen Blog Post - https://www.haggadot.com/blog/virtual%20afikoman

Alternative Seder Plate Items - https://www.haggadot.com/blog/virtualsederplate

Human Tableau - https://www.haggadot.com/clip/human-tableau

Skits - https://www.haggadot.com/clip-search?type=clip&key=skit

Songs - https://www.haggadot.com/clip-search?type=clip&key=&section%5B23%5D=23

Sharing Haggadah on Zoom - https://www.haggadot.com/blog/sharing-your-haggadah-on-zoom

Games to Play At Your Seder

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The Zoom fatigue is very real, but your seder doesn’t have to be a struggle. Whether you’re gathering virtually or in-person, get the whole family involved with these classic games, featuring a Passover twist.  Want more ideas? Check out Our Favorites for Families Haggadah: https://www.haggadot.com/haggadah/our-favorites-families

 

Celebrity - Before the seder, the host creates a simple Google Form where everyone can submit the name of a Jewish person who will be the celebrity. The celebrity can be a Biblical character, historic figure or modern Jewish celebrity. If everyone is meeting in person, they can write their names on a slip of paper.  Next, the host divides everyone into two or three teams. The leader selects a participant from the first team who will get the name of a celebrity. The rest of the players on that team have to ask questions to figure out who the celebrity is. Once they guess the celebrity, the other teams take a turn. The host times each round and the team who guesses their celebrity the quickest wins.
 

Afikomen Game, Designed By Dov Jacobson -  This online game is perfect for seder gatherings online. 
First, the Leader opens the Afikomen Game. They pick any of the 32 objects to hide the Afikomen underneath it. Then, the leader screen shares with guests. A player jumps in to assert remote control and moves an object on the screen to look underneath it.  Then, another player jumps in and takes a turn to look for the afikomen. Repeat with players until it's found! 
 

Pictionary - This game is especially fun for kids. Before the seder, the leader selects a few Passover terms like, “Pharaoh,” “matzah” or “plague of frogs.” You can select more complicated terms for groups including mostly teenagers or adults. Rotate who draws for a few rounds. Select a winner based on time, or let everyone vote on their favorite drawing. 


Charades - More of an actor than an artist? No problem! Instead of drawing different parts of the Passover story, seder goes act them out. Bonus points if you invite people to bring props in advance. 


Digital Afikoman Hunt - From Lex Rofeberg at Judaism Unbound, is this word search option with popular seder terms and detailed Zoom-friendly instructions. 


Scavenger Hunts - Not just for afikoman!  If some participants in your seder need to get up and move around frequently, assign them a scavenger hunt. Assign each child to find something green for karpas, or a pillow for reclining, or hand sanitizer. The first one back wins! 


Storytellers - Haggadah literally means “The Telling,” so what better game to play at a seder than a storytelling game?! The leader begins by telling a story about Passover. At random, another seder-goer interrupts, saying “yes, and…” then they continue the story until another seder-goer jumps in. Creativity counts in this game where everyone wins. 

Let's Party For Purim + Passover Webinars

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Much like Passover, Purim (which begins Thursday night, Feb 25) commemorates a moment in our history where one person's actions helped save the Jewish people. 

 

Purim Mask Coloring Pages
Celebrate this joyful holiday by reading the traditional Book of Esther, or discover the Hipster Princess of Persia. Then make your costume with our Purim Coloring Pages, or enjoy an evening of Purim-Themed Self-Care.
 

 

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Start Your 2021 Haggadah With Some Of Our Favorites

 

Seder For Young Children

Seder For Young Children
Download & print our Seder For Young Children with songs, videos, activities & more

 

Illustrated Haggadah

Illustrated Haggadah
Keep it simple with this Illustrated Haggadah with images by Arielle Angel

 

Coloring Book Haggadah

Coloring Book Haggadah
It's a coloring book! It's a haggadah! It's both! 

 

Minimalist Haggadah

Minimalist Haggadah
A short & simple seder with all the basics. 

 

Inclusion Haggadah for Adults

Inclusion Haggadah for Adults
Everyone is welcome to this Inclusion Seder for Adults, created by a collection of partners

 

Liberal Haggadah

Liberal Haggadah
Keep it simple with this template with content by JewishBoston

Watch The Webinar: How To Seder in 2021

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Missed our session on How to Host a Seder in 2021? Catch up here and use the links below to start your Passover haggadah today! 


How To Use Haggadot.com
How Haggadot.com Works: https://www.haggadot.com/about/how-haggadot-works
FAQs: https://www.haggadot.com/about/faq
Tips for screen sharing: https://www.haggadot.com/blog/sharing-your-haggadah-on-zoom
Virtual Afikoman Tips: https://www.haggadot.com/blog/virtual%20afikoman 


Important Sites To Save 
Upcoming Webinars: https://www.haggadot.com/blog/spring21workshops
Donate here: https://haggadot.charityproud.org/Donate
Blog : https://www.haggadot.com/blog


Haggadot To Explore
10-Minute Dayenu Seder  https://www.haggadot.com/haggadah/10-minute-dayenu-seder
Coloring Book Haggadah: https://www.haggadot.com/haggadah/coloring-book-haggadah-1
Family Favorites: https://www.haggadot.com/haggadah/our-favorites-families
Minimalist: https://www.haggadot.com/haggadah/minimalist-haggadah
Secular: https://www.haggadot.com/haggadah/secular-haggadah-8


Clips
Urchatz: https://www.haggadot.com/clip-search?type=clip&key=&section%5B3%5D=3
Blessing for Handwashing in a Pandemic:  https://www.haggadot.com/clip/blessing-for-hand-washing-during-a-pandemic
Maror / Koreich: https://www.haggadot.com/clip-search?type=clip&key=&section%5B14%5D=14&section%5B15%5D=15
Favorite song parodies: https://www.haggadot.com/blog/our-favorite-passover-song-parodies
Skits: https://www.haggadot.com/clip-search?type=clip&key=skit