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FIRST NIGHT SEDERS

Community Passover Seder
Come join the OFJCC for our annual Community Passover Seder. This interactive, warm and welcoming event is perfect for the whole family!
Enjoy a delicious Kosher for Passover meal, singing and matzo decorating!
Special Note Regarding Registration:
This event is being subsidized by the OFJCC Annual Fund.
If you would like to make a donation to help keep this program affordable, please visit https://paloaltojcc.org/Donate and mention “OFJCC Community Seder” during the donation process.
Space is limited; please note that registration closes on Friday April 7 at 3:00pm.

Date: Monday, April 10
Time: 5:00–7:00 PM
Place: Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
Cost: $18
For more info contact Marla Goodman, (650) 223-8631 or mgoodman@paloaltojcc.org
or register here.

First Night Passover Seder for Families with Young Children
Especially for children ages 2-7 and their families; younger and older children are also welcome. Bring the whole family and enjoy a kid-friendly, picnic-style ceremony and light meal. Rabbi Bridget and Eric will use music and “props” to help bring the Passover story alive for children. This is a great opportunity to meet new friends or invite families you know!

A vegetarian meal is available with RSVP.
No Jewish knowledge or experience is necessary.
Doors open at 4:30 and we recommend arriving early to get settled.

Date: Monday, April 10
Time: 5:00-6:15pm
Place: JCC of the East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley
Cost: $15 child (ages 2-13) / $30 adult (ages 14+)
Sign up here
For further info contact Rachel at the Jewish Community Center in Berkeley, 510-848-0237 ext. 142.

First Night Community Seder
Led by Rabbi Bridget Wynne and Musician Eric Schoen
Join us for a warm, lively, interactive celebration. All are welcome for a full seder including a meal with wine, chicken, and matzo ball soup.
Vegetarian option available with RSVP.
No Jewish knowledge or experience is necessary.

Date: Monday, April 10
Time: 7:30 to 9pm
Place: JCC of the East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley
Cost: $15 child (ages 2-13) / $30 adult (ages 14+)
Sign up here.
For further info contact Rachel at the Jewish Community Center in Berkeley, 510-848-0237 ext. 142.

First Night Family Seder in Oakland
Join us for one of our favorite JCC traditions! We will come together for the first night of Passover with singing, storytelling, and a delicious seder meal. For people with children ages 2-7, our Family Seder is a kid-friendly event!
Cantor Shira Stanford-Asiyo will lead us through the night.

Date: Monday, April 10
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Place: JCC East Bay, Oakland Branch, 5811 Racine Street, Oakland
Cost: $15 to $30, sign up here.
For further info contact Rachel (510) 848-0237 ext.142 or rachel.whittom@jcceastbay.org

First Night Community Seder in Oakland
Join us for a warm, lively, and social celebration for people of all ages. We will come together for the first night of Passover with singing, storytelling, and a delicious seder meal. Cantor Shira Stanford-Asiyo will lead us through the night.

Date: Monday, April 10
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Place: JCC East Bay, Oakland Branch5811 Racine Street, Oakland
For more info contact Rachel (510) 848-0237 ext.142 or rachel.whittom@jcceastbay.org

SECOND NIGHT SEDERS

Second Night Community Seder
Our Seder is open to all — we welcome nonmembers, friends and family, and the larger community.
Sherith Israel’s lively and festive community seder is the congregation’s annual fundraiser for our Chicken Soupers and HaMotzi programs which benefit home-bound seniors, people with chronic illnesses, and adults and children at the Women’s Shelter of San Francisco and the Compass Family Center.
Our wonderful volunteers, who sustain these critical programs year after year will cater dinner, and our clergy, Rabbis Jessica Graf and Julie Saxe-Taller and Cantor David Frommer, will keep us all on the same page.
Join us as we celebrate Passover as a community: matzah ball soup, kosher chicken. Vegan options for the meal will be available. Your donation is tax-deductible.
Seder reservations: Adults, $36; post-b’nai mitzvah students, $18; children, $12; children under 5, free.

Date: Tuesday, April 11
Time: 5 to 7pm
Place: Sherith Israel, 2266 California St., San Francisco
More info: agreen@sherithisrael.org or register online here.
Deadline to RSVP is Friday, April 7.
www.sherithisrael.org

Temple Beth Hillel Passover Congregational Seder
The community is invited to a family friendly Congregational Seder on the Second Night of Passover. Join Rabbi Dean Kertesz and Cantor Fran Burgess in retelling the Passover story, singing holiday songs and sharing a complete ritual meal together (vegan option available). Celebrate the sweetness of freedom with family and friends.

Date: Tuesday, April 11
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Temple Beth Hillel, 801 Park Central (Hilltop exit off I-80), Richmond
Cost: Non-Members: $35 for adults, $20 for children 7-12, $8 for children 3-6. Seating is limited.
Event information, flyer and reservation form here.

Traditional Second Night Passover Seder
Join our community for a family friendly service led by Rabbi Daniel Stein and Hazzan Risa Wallach. Menu includes Gefilte Fish, Roasted Chicken, Salmon or Vegetarian Entree, Kugel, Honey Carrots and Dessert

Date: Tuesday, April 11
Time: 6:15pm
Place: B’nai Shalom, 74 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek
Cost: $54/Adult; $36/children (9-12); $15/children (5-8); children under 4 are free
RSVP: cbsmensclub@aol.com

Beth Am’s Annual 2nd Night Community Seder
Enjoy a delicious multi-course meal without having to cook, clean up or remember where you hid the afikomen. Cantor Jaime Shpall will lead this year’s Beth Am Community Seder.
Passover, the Festival of Freedom, celebrates the Israelites’ deliverance from Egypt’s bondage more than 3,200 years ago. Each year at this time, Jews all over the world gather with family, friends and even strangers, to honor and remember our enslaved ancestors and rejoice in the freedom we enjoy today.

Date: Tuesday, April 11
Time: 6:00pm
Place: Beth Am Social Hall, 26790 Arastradero Rd., Los Altos Hills
Cost and Registration:
Cost $47 per adult; $27 per child (12 and under). Seating is limited. Please sign up for Beth Am’s Community Seder using the downloadable sign up form. Please mail in your completed reservation form by Friday, April 7, with a check made payable to “Congregation Beth Am” to: 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022, Attn: Emily Osterman. If cost hinders your participation, please contact Executive Director Rachel Tasch in confidence or call (650) 493-4661.

OTHER SEDERS

Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Passover Seder
Our kid-friendly (but not kid-centered) haggadah is secular and progressive with lots of singing. After the hour-long ceremony, we will share a potluck dinner. Please call Leah at 650-223-9073 to let us know you are coming and what you’d like to bring for the potluck. Vegetarian dishes are encouraged but not required. Invite a friend, too! We need to hear from you by April 11 so we can be sure to have enough eggs, charoset, celery, and wine.

Date: Saturday April 15
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Place: Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th St., Livermore
The suggested donation for non-member adults is $20 (and you can apply this towards membership). Kids and members are free. We are participating in a book drive to benefit the Jewish Coalition for Literacy. Please bring new or gently used books for ages 4-9 to donate if you are able. Thank you!

A Kehilla Community Passover Seder
The Exodus Continues: on Immigrants and Refugees – Led by Rabbis Burt Jacobson and David J. Cooper with Singer Julie Nesnansky – Guest speaker, Issa Hakizimana, refugee from Burundi
The Seder this year will continue our High Holy Day theme focused on immigrants and refugees. We will feature a delicious catered organic meal with vegetarian and gluten-free choices.

Date: Saturday, April 15
Time: 4:45pm
Place: Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Ave., Piedmont
Buy your tickets online here.

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