What's on that plate!? 

The shank bone represents the Pesach, the special lamb sacrifice made in the days of the Temple for the Passover holiday. It is called the pesach, from the Hebrew word meaning “to pass over,” because God passed over the houses of our ancestors in Egypt when visiting plagues upon our oppressors.

The matzah reminds us that when our ancestors were finally free to leave Egypt, there was no time to pack or prepare. Our ancestors grabbed whatever dough was made and set out on their journey, letting their dough bake into matzah as they fled.

The bitter herbs provide a visceral reminder of the bitterness of slavery, the life of hard labor our ancestors experienced in Egypt.

Traditional                         Meaning                                           Our Seder Plate

Shank                                Sacrifice                                           Watch

Egg                                    Spring                                              Flowers

Celery                                Renewal                                          Avocado

Maror                                 Bitterness                                       Rejection Letter

Charoset                            Slavery                                           Building Blocks

Parsley                               Tears of the slaves                         Phone Charger

Orange                              Inclusion                                            Orange

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