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Old & New Faves For Your Seder

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We've got a big week ahead of us, so let's kick it off with our favorite old & new clips, curated just for you! Download a full haggadah, or mix and match from our favorites! And quick tip: if you're previewing a featured haggadah and want to save some clips to your own haggadah, just click the "+" to the right of the title!

 

Mazon Hunger Seder

Mazon 2019 Hunger Seder - Consider the hunger crisis at your seder table

Revenge of Dinah Haggadah

Revenge of Dinah- A powerful haggadah, written by teens, tackling rape culture in the Jewish community

Friendseder Haggadah

Friendseder Haggadah- It's like Friendsgiving, but with more matzah

JewBelong Haggadah

JewBelong Haggadah- A sassy & succinct haggadah to entertain everyone at the table

New in 2019:

Map of the Exodus

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#Friendseder - where framily (friends who’re like family) comes together over plagues & unleavened bread

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We know how hard it can sometimes be to get back home to family for Passover, much less think about hosting your own seder if you’re just starting out in a new town or with a young family. How do you make bubbe’s chicken soup again? Is it really possible to fit that many people around your table? And where do you even buy a whole horseradish root? But still, there is something really lovely about bringing framily (friends that have become like family) all together to celebrate this annual ritual, to create new traditions and pay homage to those of your family of origin.

 

Enter #friendseder. Think Friendsgiving, but with more matzah and a guidebook to see you through the whole evening. #friendseder aims to put you in the Passover spirit without all of the potential stress of Uncle Lenny’s line of questioning about your career choices. #friendseder needn’t take place on the traditional Passover nights -- anytime in the month of April would be a great time to grab your crew and enjoy those four cups of religiously sanctioned wine, while reclining and enjoying your freedom from bondage.

 

Powered by The Well, #friendseder is many things. A website, with tons of tips on hosting your first seder, a Haggadah ready for you to print and use around your table, links to lots of other resources for making this #friendseder a night to remember, live (and recorded) webinars all about how to host a #friendseder, the full support of the #friendseder and The Well team, and, of course, the hashtag, #friendseder, to make sure your #friendseder is counted amongst the countless others that will take place around the country.

 

Click here to start your #Friendseder Haggadah

 

One Week 'Til Passover! Just Click & Create!

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Hey there! Still need to start your Haggadah? Not a problem! Just start with a template or browse through our featured haggadahs for inspiration. We've also curated the best clips for each section, so click any image below see our favorites. Consider it your visual table of contents :)

Questions? Write us at info@haggadot.com 

Kadesh

Bless the Wine

Karpas

Dip the Green Vegetable

Kadesh

Tell the Story

Kadesh

Eat The Matzah

Koreich

Make The Hillel Sandwich

Tzafun

Find the Afikoman

Hallel

Sing Some Praise

Urchatz

Wash Your Hands

Yachatz

Break the Middle Matzah

Rachtzah

Wash Again

Maror

Eat the Bitter Herb

Eat the meal

Eat The Meal

Bareich

Grace After Meal

Nirtzah

Next Year in Jerusalem!

 
Our Favorite Twists on the Seder Plate

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Vegan Seder Plate 
A modern twist with a roasted beet instead of the lamb shank, and an avocado seed instead of the egg.

A Second Seder Plate
Why have just one? Jewish World Watch asks us to consider the plight of over 65 million displaced persons around the world with their #SecondSederPlate activity guide.


A Chili Pepper
This fantastic Jewish Mexican Haggadah encourages us to add the pepper to "honor the abuelas, the bisabuelas, the chignonas, the curandras, and the other femme Moshes, Miriams, Tziporahs and Aarons in our lives who taught us who we are..."  

A Pine Cone
Temple Israel of Boston invites us to remember the mass incarceration crisis in America. 

An Artichoke
Interfaith Family notes, "Jewish people have been thorny about this question of interfaith marriage" and has chosen an artichoke to spark conversation towards inclusiveness at our seder tables.

An Olive
Olive branches are traditionally known as a symbol of peace, so this author reminds us "we are not free until there is peace in our homes, our community and in our world"

Coconut & Fruit Salad
JQ International has a full LGBTQ Haggadah with a seder plate that includes a coconut for those "still in the closet and their struggle in coming out" and fruit salad for "our collective potential and recognition"

Pineapple
This author asks us to be mindful of depression and anxiety that reside within us, adding "May the source of all deliver all who suffer from their own personal Mitzrayim (narrow places)"

An Oyster
Kosher? No! But it is a great conversation starter about our reliance on oil and the effects of drilling.

Bitter Chocolate
Some host Chocolate seders to entertain the kids, while others eat fair-trade chocolate to honor workers' struggles. In their "Revenge of Dinah" haggadah, a group of activist teens have created a Bitter Chocolate Ritual for us to consider the pervasiveness of rape culture in our Jewish communities. 

And for something completely different, try The Science Seder Plate. It's a great coloring activity with science facts about the traditional seder symbols. We LOVE it!

https://www.haggadot.com/clip/science-seder-plate

Do you have a new symbol on the seder plate that you'd like to share? Let us know! Post it to the site, or email us at info@haggadot.com

 
3 Download Options!

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Did you know that Haggadot.com has THREE options for downloading your Passover Haggadah? You can download a Word Document, an 8.5" x 11" PDF in Portrait Orientation, and now you can download your entire haggadah in a half-letter size booklet! Simply print double-sided and fold and you've got your own bound haggadah!

 

When you click download, you'll see all three options. The Microsoft Word Document is great if you want to do special formatting or increase the font size. Our Portrait PDF is also a large print format. If you want to save paper, go for the booklet download. It's best printed on 8.5" x 11" paper, but if you want to scale it up, you can print up to 11" x 17". Give it a staple along the fold to hold it together. 

 

Any issues with the Hebrew? Make sure you have the Hebrew language set. To update your languages in Word, read more here.

Want to download a Word Doc, but you also want to make a booklet? Check out this tutorial - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRmeY0OEFbA

Tips for Downloading & Printing

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Do A Test Download
Even if you're still working on your Haggadah, it's always a good idea to do a test download before the big day. If you're at work, note that your office might have firewall security that blocks the download. If that's the case, try downloading from your smartphone or at home. 

Try Downloading A Word Doc
If you're concerned about formatting & font size, try our new feature for downloading your Haggadah as a Word Doc. You'll be able to edit it in Microsoft Word & Google Docs. You can see more information here

Go Paperless (if you can)
We know that screens at seders aren't technically kosher, but if it doesn't conflict with your observance, going digital will save you money and some trees. Invite your users to view the Haggadah on their tablets or smartphones, or even use a projector to display a large version on your wall. 

Get Creative
We've heard that some users prefer the layout of the interactive version so much, that they've taken screenshots of that version and printed them. Other have reported downloading the clips as individual PDFs and distributing different pages to participants at the Seder, with everyone leading a section or two. You can also print a booklet format with your Word Doc download. Here's a great tutorial for booklet settings

Contact Us Before 4pm PST On Friday
Still running into trouble? Let us know. But keep in mind that we're celebrating the holiday too and our office will be closed on Friday starting at 4pm. 

Consider A Donation
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Test Our New Word Doc Download

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Exciting update! We're testing out a new feature that will let you download your Haggadah as a Word Doc for further formatting of fonts & layout.

Want to try it? Here's what you need to know:

This feature is being developed on what we call a "staging site". It's essentially a secret copy of the "live" Haggadot.com where we update the code and add new features before making them available to the larger public. This particular feature is not yet perfect, but we still think it's valuable enough to let you try, even with the flaws.

As you test it, keep in mind these two issues:

1) You might need to add the Microsoft Hebrew language pack to your system, otherwise the Hebrew could appear either backward or as gibberish. If you don't have the Hebrew language installed, you can also try opening your file in Google Docs and the Hebrew should look just fine. 

2) The content on the two sites is not automatically synced. We copy new clips & haggadahs from the "live" site to the "staging" site late each night (around 1am). We do not copy content from the staging site back to the live site, as staging is only for testing.

So, if you're still uploading new clips, please continue to do so on live Haggadot.com. When you're ready to download, follow the link below, sign-in and select your haggadah to download as you normally would. This time, you'll see the additional option to download a Word Doc. You can then open it in Word or Google Docs.

If you've added content to the site, and you do not yet see it on the staging site, try again in the morning, after our systems have done their nightly content sync.

Now that I've briefed you, here's the link:

http://hgfinal.srtpl.com/

Enjoy! And let us know if you have any questions! 

Selfies At Your Seder

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SIJCC's Human Tableau

Lately it seems as though smart phones are taking over our lives, shortening our attention spans or even making us more self-absorbed - but is it possible that the practice of selfies can move beyond narcissism to be instructive, even connective? We think so.

Recently, Haggadot.com learned of The Selfie Seder, shared by a group of Jewish educators on Facebook, which encourages participants to capture selfies of each aspect of the seder as a scavenger hunt / performative educational tool. We love that it merges the seemingly ubiquitous practice of taking selfies with instructive learning. After all, the Haggadah states that "In every generation, each person must regard himself or herself as if he or she had come out of Egypt" and the Selfie Seder is taking that to a new level of creativity.  

Check out The Selfie Seder here: https://goo.gl/4mZU7a

Whether or not you do it at your actual seder, or stage this activity beforehand is up to you. 

And if you're interested in bringing a performative activity to your seder (with or without selfies), you can also check out SIJCC's Human Tableau, a Passover Play, or other impromptu performance activities

Whatever you choose, let us know how it goes!

Our Ever-Growing List of Seder Plate Additions

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#SecondSederPlate by Jewish World Watch

Most of us know about the orange, Miriam's Cup, and even a beet in place of a shankbone for vegetarian-friendly seders. But have you heard about the pine cone, the coconut or the banana? Here's our growing list of every seder plate addition that we've seen on the site. 

A Second Seder Plate 
Why have just one? This year, Jewish World Watch asks us to consider the plight of over 65 million displaced persons around the world with their #SecondSederPlate activity guide.

A Chili Pepper
This fantastic Jewish Mexican Haggadah encourages us to add the pepper to "honor the abuelas, the bisabuelas, the chignonas, the curandras, and the other femme Moshes, Miriams, Tziporahs and Aarons in our lives who taught us who we are..."  

A Pine Cone
Temple Israel of Boston invites us to remember the mass incarceration crisis in America. 

An Artichoke
Interfaith Family notes, "Jewish people have been thorny about this question of interfaith marriage" and has chosen an artichoke to spark conversation towards inclusiveness at our seder tables.

An Oyster
Kosher? No! But it is a great conversation starter about our reliance on oil and the effects of drilling.

An Olive
Olive branches are traditionally known as a symbol of peace, so this author reminds us "we are not free until there is peace in our homes, our community and in our world"

Coconut & Fruit Salad
JQ International has a full LGBTQ Haggadah with a seder plate that includes a coconut for those "still in the closet and their struggle in coming out" and fruit salad for "our collective potential and recognition"

Pineapple
This author asks us to be mindful of depression and anxiety that reside within us, adding "May the source of all deliver all who suffer from their own personal Mitzrayim (narrow places)"

Bitter Chocolate
Some host Chocolate seders to entertain the kids, while others eat fair-trade chocolate to honor workers' struggles. In their "Revenge of Dinah" haggadah, a group of activist teens have created a Bitter Chocolate Ritual for us to consider the pervasiveness of rape culture in our Jewish communities

Ruth's Cup
Many consider Ruth to be the original convert and model for the diversity in Jewish life. To honor her and represent an inclusive vision of Judaism, some have added a new cup to the table rituals. 

A Banana
Religious Action Center also asks us to consider the refugee crisis, this time with a banana, considered a luxury in war-torn Syria. 

A Tomato
Those who stand in solidarity with workers' rights issues ask us to add the tomato to consider the struggles of farm workers. 

Ready to get creative at your seder? Try our Alternative Seder Plate Activity to draw your own symbols on the plate. And for something completely different, try The Science Seder Plate. It's a great coloring activity with science facts about the traditional seder symbols. We LOVE it!

Do you have a new symbol on the seder plate that you'd like to share? Let us know! Post it to the site, or email us at info@haggadot.com