Special Seder on the day BEFORE Passover begins:

3rd Annual Chocolate Seder
Jewish LearningWorks is pleased to partner with Peninsula Temple Sholom in Burlingame to provide this lovely event.
The chocolate seder is intended for children from kindergarten through 7th grade. It’s a fun, lively seder which involves learning, afikomen hunting, and lots and lots of delicious chocolate! We have partnered with Peninsula Temple Sholom to provide a quiet room and sensory-friendly activities, as well as gluten- and casein-free options for food. For more details, please visit.

Date: Sunday, March 24 (the day before Passover begins)
Time: 1:30-3pm
Place: Peninsula Temple Sholom, 1655 Sebastian Drive Burlingame
RSVP to Yael Zaken at yzaken@sholom.org by March 18th.

FIRST NIGHT SEDERS

Passover Seder for Young Children in Berkeley
This young children’s Seder, led by Rabbi Bridget Wynne and Gordon Lustig, is especially for 2-7 year olds, though younger and older children are also welcome. No Jewish knowledge or experience necessary. This Seder will include a light, kid-friendly meal, served picnic style. Please bring a blanket or pillow to sit on. *Vegetarian option available. **Work trade available on a first come basis.

Date: Monday, March 25
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Place: JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley
Cost: $15-$25
To sign up go here.

Passover Seder for Young Children in Oakland
This young children’s Seder, led by Rabbi Daniel Lev, is especially for 2-7 year olds, though younger and older children are also welcome. No Jewish knowledge or experience necessary. This Seder will include a light, kid-friendly meal, served picnic style. Please bring a blanket or pillow to sit on. *Vegetarian option available. **Work trade available on a first come basis.

Place: JCC East Bay, 5811 Racine Street, Oakland
Date: Monday, March 25
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: $15-$25
To sign up go here

Community Passover Seder at the Berkeley JCC
Join us for a warm, lively, and interactive celebration led by Rabbi Bridget Wynne and Gordon Lustig. All are welcome for a full Seder including wine, chicken, and matzo ball soup (vegetarian options available). No Jewish experience or knowledge is necessary. *Vegetarian option available. **Work trade available on a first come basis.

Place: JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley
Date: Monday, March 25
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30pm
Cost: $20-$60
Sign up here

Community Passover Seder at the Oakland JCC
Join us for a warm, lively, and interactive celebration led by Rabbi Daniel Lev. All are welcome for a full Seder including wine, chicken, and matzo ball soup (vegetarian options available). No Jewish experience or knowledge is necessary. *Vegetarian option available. **Work trade available on a first come basis.

Place: JCC East Bay, 5811 Racine Street, Oakland
Date: Monday, March 25
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cost: $20-$60
Sign up here.

SECOND NIGHT SEDERS

Temple Beth Hillel’s Annual Community Seder
Join us for this family friendly Seder! We’ll tell the story of Passover, eat and drink the ritual foods and join in singing the Passover melodies led by Cantor Howard Cohen and Rabbi Dean Kertesz. A delicious feast, with vegetarian option upon request, is included.

Date: Tuesday, March 26
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Temple Beth Hillel, 801 Park Central, Richmond
Cost: Tickets are $30/ nonmember adults, $18 for children ages 7-12 and $8 for children 3 -6. Participants are asked to bring a kosher for Passover dessert to share. Seating is limited so reserve early. For more information, call 510-223-2560.
Info here.

Temple Sinai Community Seder
Let all who are hungry- for food and Community- join us for a lively seder led by Cantor Ilene Keys & Rabbi Ruth Adar, catered by Z Café.

Date: Tuesday, March 26
Time: 5:30pm
Place: Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland
Order tickets online here
Don’t delay! Last year sold out! For financial assistance, contact Lisa or call the Temple office: 510-451-3263.

A Celebratory, Participatory & Contemplative Passover Seder
Join us for an evening of sacred ritual, song, and storytelling guided by master storyteller & spiritual teacher, Reb Estelle Frankel, with musical accompaniment by Jeannette Ferber. Together we will journey into the mysteries of the Haggadah and feast on a banquet of traditional and non-traditional delicacies.
Delicious catered dinner by Chef Shoshana Klein using local, organic, gluten-free, vegetarian ingredients.

Date: Tuesday March 26
Time: 6:00-9:30 pm
Place: Chochmat HaLev, 2215 Prince St., Berkeley
Cost: $50 (Chochmat member) $60 (general public)
Limited number of discounted tickets available in exchange for help w/set-up & clean-up
Information here.

B’nai Shalom’s Second Night Seder
Led by Rabbi Aderet Drucker and Hazzan Marc Dinkin
Includes a 4-course Kosher L’Pesach dinner catered by Julia’s Kosher Kitchen
Family-friendly seder!
Group seating available
Special diets accommodated
Book early to ensure your place
Prepaid reservations only
Date: Tuesday, March 26
Time: 6:30pm
Place: B’nai Shalom, 74 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek
Deadline for RSVP and payment: Wednesday, March 20
For pricing, special requests and to RSVP go here.

Beth Am’s Annual 2nd Night Community Seder
Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser will lead a fun, family-friendly Beth Am community seder. Enjoy a delicious multi-course meal without having to cook, clean up or remember where you hid the afikomen.

Date: Tuesday, March 26
Place: Beth Am
Sign up by March 19.
Sign up here.

Pesach Community Seder at B’nai Emunah
We’re looking forward to celebrating as a community the second night of Pesach at B’nai Emunah. There are kosher chicken and vegetarian options. Dina’s Kosher Catering will provide the following menu and our own Art Rosenberg will prepare the vegetarian entree.

Kosher Dinner MENU:
Matzo Ball soup
Herb Roasted Chicken
Roasted Potatoes
Vegetarian Tzimmes
Matzah Brittle and Fresh Fruit
Wine, coffee/tea

Date: Tuesday, March 26
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: B’nai Emunah, 3595 Taraval St., San Francisco
Cost: Adults: $45 (non-member) per person
Children: $15.00 (ages 5-12)
Under age 5: free
Call to reserve a place: 415-664-7373
DEADLINE TO REGISTER THIS MONDAY, MARCH 11th
www.bnaiemunahsf.org

2nd Night Community Seder at Beth Sholom, SF
“Everyone must experience Passover as if you were taken out of Egypt.” – Haggadah.
Come celebrate the Exodus to freedom with community at Congregation Beth Sholom. We will recount the Haggadah, share personal stories, and drink four cups of wine to our redemption. All ages are welcome.
Minyan will begin at six, followed by a community welcome and Kiddush. Shortly after our pre-school age children will have a special program during magid, the telling while Rabbis Zelony and Hyman will conduct our traditional seder with questions and our Haggadah. We will join together for dinner, followed by the annual afikomen hunt and welcoming Elijah. To conclude the seder we will have the traditional third and fourth cup around the table while Rabbi Zelony has creqated an alternaive symposia for all who want to tell the story a bit differently. All are welcome, let us celebrate our freedom together.
6:00 p.m. – Minyan followed by Traditional Seder and
Kids Program (ages 2-12)
7:30 p.m. – Feast of Freedom
8:00 p.m. – Third Cup and Traditional Seder Continues or
Adult Alternative “Symposium”
COST NONMEMBERS:
$65 for Adults
$35 for children ages 5-12
$20 for toddlers ages 2-4
*No charge for children under 2 years old. Babysitting available, 6-9 p.m., BY RESERVATION ONLY*

Date: Tuesday, March 26
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Beth Sholom, 301 14th Avenue, San Francisco
For more information please contact Beth Jones at 415.221.8736, ext. 105. Registration and prepayment by Friday, March 15 is required.
www.bethsholomsf.org

Congregational Seder at Temple Beth Torah in Fremont
Please join us as we recount the story of the Exodus
at our Community Seder led by Rabbi Schulman
For the second year, A Tasteful Affair Catering will provide the dinner.
Meat and vegetarian are available.

Date: Tuesday, March 26
Time: Doors open 5:30, Seder starts at 6:00
Place: Temple Beth Torah, 42000 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont
Cost: $30.00 adults; $24.00 seniors; $14.00 children 2 – 16 years;
Under 2, free. Financial assistance is available. Please contact the office.
Questions? Contact the Temple office at 656-7141
RSVP by Friday, March 15, Payment due to the Temple office by Friday, March 22
www.bethtorah-fremont.org

Passover Second Night Seder in San Jose
What better way is there to observe Passover than with others? Register today for a delicious Passover meal in the warm company of our community. We look forward to spending Passover together and feel free to contact the Temple office at (408) 292-0939 with any questions.

Date: March 26
Time: 6 to 9pm
Place: Temple Emanuel, 1010 University Ave., San Jose
Cost: $45.00 per Non-member
$32.00 per Non-Member Senior Tickets
$18.00 per Child (ages 5-10)
Must register by March 20. Call 408-292-0939. or email admin@templesanjose.org
www.templesanjose.org

Second Night Community Seder in Alameda
Join the members of Temple Israel of Alameda for a big, fun seder!

Date: Tuesday, March 26
Time: 5:30pm
Place: Temple Israel,
Cost: Adults: $45; children (5-12) $18
Reservations Required as seating is limited
call the temple office (522-9355) or email office@templeisraelalameda.org for details

2013 Passover Seder in Pacifica
Join the Coastside Jewish Community for second night seder. The capacity of the facility is limited, so please register early to secure your reservation.
To register click the Sign Up Now link below. To pay send your payment to Coastside Jewish Community, PO Box 1729, El Granada, CA 94018.
Please note this is an alcohol-free event due to facility regulations. No wine, kosher or otherwise, permitted. Our ability to continue to use this excellent facility is dependent on adherence to this city ordinance.

Date: Tuesday, March 26
Time: 5:00-8:30pm
Place: Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Drive (at Hwy 1), Pacifica
Cost: Non-Members Individual Adults $25; Plus Child $10; or Families $60
Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0B4AADAB23AA8-2013

Second Night Community Seder at Beth Jacob in Redwood City
Everyone is invited to join us for Congregation Beth Jacob Family Seder. Complete your reservation by March 22.

Date: March 26
Time: 5:45pm
Place: Beth Jacob Congregation, 1550 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City
Cost: Adults $50, Children 4-12 $30, Children 3 and under occupying a seat $10.
To register go to this link: http://www.bethjacobrwc.org/pesach.html
Synagogue office – 650-366-8481

2nd Night Passover Community Seder in Burlingame
It’s a Tradition! Join Temple Beth Sholom for Seder for the Whole Family!
Join us for this child and family-friendly celebration!
Price is $42 for adults and $28 for children (12 years and under)

Date: Tuesday, March 26
Time: 6pm
Place: Peninsula Temple Sholom, 1655 Sebastian Drive, Burlingame
RSVP to Georgina by Monday, March 18 at gbaca@sholom.org, or 415-697-2266 or RSVP online: http://sholom.org/seder/

Two Different 2nd Night Seders at Etz Chayim in Palo Alto
We’ll have two different Seders happening in different rooms at the same time. Both seders will offer a catered, gourmet dinner with chicken or vegetarian option.

Talk Amongst Yourselves Seder -
Rabbi Ari Cartun uses a haggadah he created from various sources which includes the full versions of many of the prayers and readings, but is still abbreviated from the full traditional seder. We’ll celebrate, sing and discuss for almost two hours before we eat dinner, but there will be plenty of karpas (crudites) to tide you over.

On One Foot Seder -
Peri and James Baloun will lead this popular seder for adults and children who like it short and sweet. Peri (who teaches our MiDor program) and James (a recent graduate of our Service Leaders Institute) will lead us in singing, dancing and fun. The seder will last one hour before dinner.
Registration deadline is Tuesday, March 19th, at noon.
5:30 Doors Open
6:00 Both seders begin
We want everyone who would like to join us for Passover Seder to be able to do so. If you have special dietary issues or if the price of dinner would be a hardship for you, contact Ellen Bob, our Executive Director (ellen@etzchayim.org). All financial arrangements are made in strict confidence.

Date: March 26
Time: 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Place: Etz Chayim, 4161 Alma Street, Palo Alto
Phone: 650-813-9094
Email: office@etzchayim.org
Cost: $68/adult; $36 Child 5 to 12; $15 Child 2- 4.
Sign up here: http://etzchayim.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=6086

Second Night Seder in Berkeley
You are invited to join Rabbis Menachem Creditor and Daniel Kohn for a Second Night Community Seder at Congregation Netivot Shalom. Join together as we leave the narrows and celebrate our expansive freedom with a Seder! We’ll enjoy a catered feast, fine kosher wines, and deep teachings and conversations about the Exodus and it’s meanings for us today on this birthday of the Jewish people.

Date: Tuesday, March 26
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Ave., Berkeley
Cost: $53/adult; $37/child 10-2 , $12/child 2-0 or $156/family
RSVP by Wednesday, March 20 to office@netivotshalom.org. There are 2 options to make payment- either pay online at www.netivotshalom.org and use the “Make a Donation” tab and enter “2nd Night Community Seder” in the description field or send your check to Congregation Netivot Shalom and write “Seder” on the memo line.
Congregation Netivot Shalom
1316 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702
www.netivotshalom.org

Congregational Second Night Seder in San Francisco
CSZ’s “Home Made” Passover seder is back for its eighth fabulous year! Celebrate Pesach with the CSZ community at our Congregational Second Night Seder, led by Cantor Sharon Bernstein and Shoshana Levenberg.
Bring your family and friends. Advance registration is required, and space is limited.

Our CSZ Congregational Seder is a “home made” seder, since attendees bring a dish to share, but it is not a pot-luck. We supply the seder plates, gefilte fish, wine, juice, kosher chicken and lots of ruach (with your help!). You bring the vegetable, fruit, fish and salad side dishes, all kosher for Passover. There is always plenty of good food and good company!

Please print out the registration/ information form and return it to the CSZ office: fax 415-861-6081, regina@shaarzahav.org, or by mail.

Date: Tuesday, March 26
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St (@16th St), San Francisco
Info: 415-861-6932
Cost: Adult Non-members $30, 12 & under is free
Details here: http://bit.ly/Yh7hYM

Passover in the Desert: Rediscovering Village
What if you could experience your own Exodus, instead of simply recounting it around the dinner table? What if you could rediscover the essence of village life as you move from your own experience of slavery into freedom, using the expansive desert as your guide?
Join Wilderness Torah to recreate our ancient village experience through five days of ceremony, learning primitive skills, cooking, and celebrating our freedom.

Dates: Thursday, March 28 – Monday, April 1, 2013
Place: Southern California Desert
More information here.

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