Typically the first night of Passover (Pesach) involves a family Seder at home. But there are some places where there are community Seders for those who don’t have a family to invite. Second night community Seders have become very common at synagogues and there are lots of them! If you don’t see what you need…Read More »
Here Comes Passover!
Navigating the Interfaith Elements of the Holiday Grab a frozen yogurt at Menchie’s and join other Jewish spouses as we discuss the challenges of observing Passover while being sensitive to your non-Jewish spouse’s needs & wishes. Will this be a week-long observance or just one night? Will there be bread in your home? Will your…Read More »
Mastering the Interfaith, Intercultural Multigenerational Seder
It can be a challenge to have everyone from your neighbor’s toddler to your great uncle coming to your Seder. Will people be bored? Will they get hungry? Will the kids wander from the table eliciting grumbling from other guests? Come discuss ways to engage different ages from infant to school age to teen to…Read More »
Whether you had a seder at home or at a synagogue or JCC, I hope you had delicious food, good company and a meaningful experience. Sometimes a beautiful seder plate is a nice addition to the table. Grape juice, purple or white, is a delicious way to avoid too much alcohol and a potential headache….Read More »
Extremely Delicious Charoses
I never really cared for the traditional Ashkenazi Charoses made from apples and walnuts with a bit of wine. Shortly after I graduated from college a friend gave me this recipe from her Sephardic family. I tried it and I have never gone back! My kids don’t know any other recipe. Passover wouldn’t be Passover…Read More »
Silly Seder Songs!
I just got a delightful email from Rabbi Katz at Beth Emek in Pleasanton with several songs for Passover. See if any of these would be fun for your family. Just a Tad of Charoset! (to the tune of “Just a Spoon Full of Sugar”) Chorus: Just a tad of charoset helps the bitter herbs…Read More »