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Seders are held on the first two nights.
This year, Easter is on Sunday, April 21st
– A special introduction for all your guests
– Questions to weave into your existing Haggadah tradition
– Background information on the history of anti-semitism in America and Canada
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Attendees can be any religion or no religion, adults or children (with their parents).
– Classmates and their parents
Do what you normally do for a Seder. This means your family traditions. For example, if your family puts on a play to act out the Haggadah, then do your play. If you and your family prefer a shorter service, you and your family should carry on with the shorter service. We want our friends to participate and have fun!
Sign up under Participate and receive the the 2 for Seder Kit. It will help you gently weave in appropriate discussions about pushing back on anti-semitism.
This is tricky – we don’t want to get in trouble with any Jewish parents!
1. Reach out to a close relative and discuss your family’s traditions. You may like them, they may have driven you crazy for years, but it’s the right place to start. You are a critical link in a long chain for your family!
2. Look up Seder traditions on the web/Youtube. This gets a little overwhelming since there are about the same amount of sources for Seder as for Thanksgiving.
3. Visit our partner “One Table” who has recommendations for your first Seder.
4. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org – we are happy to help!
Seder is a family ritual and meal celebrated on the first two nights of Passover. At the Seder, Jewish families and friends join together to symbolically take the journey from slavery to freedom.
Want to learn more? https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/passover-pesach-101/
Our team recommends two approaches:
1. Approach one of your Jewish friends and show them this website. Let them know that you are interested in attending a Seder and see what they say! They may invite you to theirs or may want to join you at a Community Seder (see #2).
2. Contact your local Jewish Community Center (JCC). Many JCCs are 2 for Seder partners. JCCs have Community Seders where all are welcome. These are wonderful programs and you will meet lots of new friends from across your community.
One thing many Jews do to prepare for Passover is a special kind of spring cleaning. All bread of any kind is removed from the house and can’t enter the house until Passover is complete (a week after the Seder).
So with this in mind, take a pass on the food gifts unless they specifically say “Kosher for Passover” on the box.
Each home Seder is unique. We recommend asking your host or hostess.
Want even MORE FAQs? See our Q&A Interview with the Jewish Community Center of New Orleans.