images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcToXyvwI9KQd2np7GL-BvHRW-_EqKXZPsGmkaqd1KZMvTs8wPn0 We have come together to celebrate the oldest holiday on the Jewish calendar.  During this Seder we will remember and retell the story of our ancestors going out from slavery to freedom.    This year more than others we may learn to appreciate more deeply the freedom we enjoy.  May we also learn to care about all those who are not yet free.  May we join in working for the day when all people everywhere shall be free from tyranny, from poverty, and from war. We also think about the day when we can once again freely be with neighbors, friends, and family. 

 We raise our glasses to recite the Kiddush over the first of the four cups of wine.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, בּוֹרֵא פְּרִי הַגָּפֶן

Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech ha-olam, borei p’ree hagafen.

We praise Adonai our God, Ruler of Everything, who creates the fruit of the vine.

רוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם,
שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ וְקִיְּמָנוּ וְהִגִּיעָנוּ לַזְּמַן הַזֶּה

Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech ha-olam,
she-hechiyanu v’key’manu v’higiyanu lazman hazeh.

We praise God, Ruler of Everything,
who has kept us alive, raised us up, and brought us to this happy moment.

Drink the first glass of wine!


haggadah Section: Kadesh