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Passover 2021

Passover begins at sundown on March 27 and ends Sunday evening, April 4.

Passover commemorates the Israelites’ Exodus from Egypt.  Families with young children (3 to 8 years) can learn more about Passover through stories, songs and crafts at our PJ LIBRARY PROGRAM on Thursday, March 11th.  Children (2 to 12 years) can also participate in our PJ Library & PJ Our Way PASSOVER COLORING CONTEST

The Seder

The main ritual of Passover is the seder.  The seder is a festive meal that involves the re-telling of the Israelites' Exodus from Egypt through stories, song and ritual foods like matzah! In Israel, the seder takes place on the first night only. Outside of Israel,  the seder takes place on the first and second night! 

8 Modern Additions to the Seder Plate

Four Cups of Wine: Social Justice Readings for Your Seder

Food

Traditional foods include matzah, haroset, potato kugel and matzah ball soup.  Share your favorite recipes at our PASSOVER RECIPE SWAP on Monday, March 22nd at 7pm on zoom. 

Chicken Soup and Matzah Balls

Matzah 

Potato Kugel

Songs

The Hebrew word day (pronounced “dai”) means “enough,” and dayenu translates literally to “it would have been enough.”

The four questions are traditionally recited or sung by the youngest person at the table during the Passover seder.

Chad Gadya is a popular song at the end of the Passover seder.