Resources for a Sweet Passover

In preparation for Passover, we search for breadcrumbs to clean our homes of chametz.  And many are also on a search for a great Haggadah, recipe or a place to celebrate seder.  Here are some resources:

Get inspired about Pesach’s meaning for today with this commentary.

Check out this interactive seder plate to help you prepare your own.

Try a creative new Pesach recipe.

Practice the Four Questions.

Let us know if you can host a member or want to be hosted for 1st Seder.

And if you are ready to pull out the post-it’s and prepare to lead your own seder (go for it!), here’s a list of Haggadah suggestions, from most in-depth to most simple…

A Different Night: The Family Participation Haggadah, Noam Zion and David Dishon ed., Shalom Hartman Institute publ.: An exciting resource and collection of commentary, artwork, and creative ideas for all ages. Includes transliteration for some of the Hebrew. Requires more preparation than some others, but it’s worth it.

New American Haggadah, Jonathan Safran Foer, ed., A deep, intellectual and spiritual collection of commentaries.  Wonderful for a deeper conversation among adults.

The Open Door: A Passover Haggadah, Sue Levi Elwell ed., CCAR publ.: An in-depth Haggadah whose rich commentaries explore spiritual, political and ethical aspects of the seder. Inspired artword by Ruth Weisberg. Full transliteration for the Hebrew and feminine Hebrew included. Requires more preparation than some others; adults will especially appreciate it.

A Family Haggadah: In Every Generation, Shoshana Silberman ed., Kar-Ben publ.: A simple, basic Haggadah that’s user-friendly and includes transliteration for the Hebrew. Light on commentary but still includes a few nuggets. Requires little preparation time.

A Children’s Haggadah, Howard Bogot and Robert Orklan ed., CCAR publ.: A simple, illustrated Haggadah that includes music and transliteration for Hebrew. Designed for young children. Requires little preparation time.

A Passover Haggadah, Herbert Bronstein ed., CCAR publ.: A classic in the Reform Movement with beautiful artwork by Leonard Baskin. Includes music. Some transliteration. Requires some preparation.


Have a Zissen Pesach!