Curated Resources

For Passover




Everything You Need for a Virtual Passover

Whether you're hosting your first seder or planning an event for your community, find resources to help.

Passover Inspiration

This year more than ever, we might need personal inspiration for this holiday. These resources offer motivation, learning and growth.

+ An inspirational Passover message from Mark Wilf, Chair, JFNA Board of Trustees

+  Alicia Jo Rabins: Reading Exodus in a Time of Plague

+ Avivah Zornberg: The Transformation of Pharoah, Moses, and God (On Being Project) (2005)

+ Rabbi Daniel Brenner: Passover and the Multi-Generational Self. Rabbi Brenner, Chief of Education at Moving Traditions, shares on JFNA’s "Ideas in Jewish Education & Engagement" blog a piece of Pesach Torah that emphasizes the idea from the holiday that we are, through the Passover story, sharing our family’s narrative with our children.

+ Rabbi Keilah Lebell: A Holy Scavenger Hunt (2019)

+ Rabbi Scott Perlo: The Essence of Ritual

Passover Seder

Preparing for seder and never done it before? Long-time seder host but thinking through that virtual thing? These are for you.

Building Your Mental Health Seder Plate, from The Blue Dove Foundation

Collective Wisdom: Dos & Don'ts for a Great Seder, crowdsourced by the Mayberg Foundation

+ Dayenu Seder – A Virtual 10 Minute Seder, from the Jewish Grandparent Network

+ Early Childhood Passover Resources, from the Union for Reform Judaism

Collective Wisdom: Dos & Don'ts for a Great Seder, crowdsourced by the Mayberg Foundation

+ How to Have a Meaningful Solo Seder, from Hey Alma

+ How to Hold an Amazing Zoom Seder…A “Zeder!”, from Hillel@Home

+ How to Lead a Virtual Seder Webinar, from Haggadot

+ How to Host a Virtual Seder, from Hey Alma

+ Seder 2020: Everything you need for a virtual seder in one place, powered by OneTable

+ Seder on Sefaria, a list of seder and Passover activities to use while you're sheltering in place

+ The Minimalist’s Guide to Passover on Seder, from Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation (Chicago), is designed for those preparing for Passover who have little time, experience or both

The Pre-Seder Checklist Every Parent Needs from PJ Library

+ Virtual Seder Resources, a grassroots Google doc with diverse resources

Passover Swag

Looking for Passover swag, something to enliven your table and week? Order these in advance.

+ Days United Passover Boxes, which is just what it sounds like, from the Oshman Family JCC (Palo Alto)

+ JDC Entwine Global Passover Toolkit, tips and tricks for seder and beyond

+ The Kitchen (San Francisco) Haggadah Game, a choose-your-own-adventure seder

Passover Virtually

Be inspired by local programming! Live vicariously – or join by Zoom.

+ NuRoots Collective Escape 2020

Passover Appeal

Looking to continue the annual campaign during Passover? Below are sample communications that can be adapted for your community. We will continue to add new resources so be sure to check back.

+ Sample Language

+ Sample Email Campaign