Ceremonies are the way we remember to remember.  The way we focus our attention to awaken us to the sacredness of life.

Before we tell the story of the Exodus, a story of great suffering, of trial, of faith and hope for the future, let us reflect on this last year.  What in our own lives to we want to leave behind as we continue our life's journey?

Please write your reflection on a piece of paper.  


Note:  If you choose to burn it:  use an oven proof or stove top vessel; place it on a protectd surface; have water ready for dousing since their may be too much smoke.

Let us burn our personal chametz as we recite the blessing:

"All leaven or anything leavened which is in my possession, whether I have seen it or not, whether I have observed it or not, whether I have removed it or not, shall be considered nullified and ownerless as the dust of the earth."

haggadah Section: Introduction
Source: KS