How to Host a Seder & More

Passover 2020/5780 may become known as the Passover when we created our own charoset made of fruits and nuts our parents and grandparents never contemplated using. Or the Passover when we used a tart concoction instead of horseradish on a flat bread that we baked ourselves because we couldn’t purchase matzah.


While social distancing this April, we may not be able to secure all of the necessities for our Seder dinner(s), consider being innovative. Over the centuries, different Jewish communities made the food their own while maintaining the symbolism which “told” the Exodus story. The many different charoset recipes reflect the foods available to each Jewish community.


Think ahead and check with your rabbi, cantor and/or religious leader for resources, stores and food substitutions. Let the story of the Exodus be the “centerpiece” at your Seder. 


And we hope you use the links below to help you prepare for this year's Seder and beyond! 

  • My Jewish Learning, is a great website from learning how to prep for the holiday to understanding the terms, to picking the right Haggadah.

  • If you are hosting a Passover Seder for the first time, here is what to do.

  • If you like to make your own haggadah, follow this link.

  • is offering free online accounts during our self-quarantine. It is a favorite site for parents with teenage children.

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