Holidays

Passover/Pesah


PASSOVER IS… 

…the enduring testament to the power of possibility.
It’s our job to make it meaningful.

Passover is an opportunity for spiritual, social and political transformation. The triumphant journey of the Israelites from slavery to liberation was not a one-time event that occurred thousands of years ago. From the story of the Exodus from Egypt emerges the most powerful claim of our tradition: the eternal possibility that we can move from slavery to freedom, from darkness to light, from degradation to dignity.

We know that none of us is free until all of us are free, but we cannot work toward liberation when we’re trapped in despair. This year, we offer some tangible pathways to awaken our ability to pursue justice and freedom– globally, locally, and in our own homes.


White House Passover Celebration, Led by Rabbi Brous and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff

Read Rabbi Brous’s remarks here.


Gather With Your Community & Take Action

While we continue to live through an unprecedented reality, we come to another Pesah where we must connect by our screens. Read a statement from Rabbinical Assembly about this year’s observance of Pesah.



Haggadot, Supplements, Resources, & More

Seder Guide  |  How to Prepare your Seder Table  |  Jewish Emergent Network DIY Seder

As always, we encourage you to sell your hametz, this year through this online form. What’s the deal with Hametz?

Do you need help getting Kosher for Passover groceries? Please fill out this form.

We are grateful and pleased to share that The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has generously provided our Rabbinic Discretionary Fund with money to assist our community members in purchasing food for Passover Seder this year. If we can help with funding for your groceries during this challenging time, please send a confidential note here.

T’ruah  |  HIAS  |  Not Free to Desist  |  American Jewish World Service  |  Keshet  |  Mazon  |  Free the Slaves  |  Integrity First for America  |  10 Tips for Your Virtual Seder  |  Haggadot.com  |  Jewbelong.com  |  Oh…and ALSO: buy Fair Trade Kosher for Passover Chocolate!

Jam to this Passover-Themed Spotify Playlist by Jessica Emerson McCormick. A Pesah Delight!


Passover Learnings


Greatest Hits from Past Passovers

Learn:
How to Lead Your Own Seder – Rabbi David Kasher
An Introduction to the Haggadah – Rabbi David Kasher

Watch:
TODAY Show: How to Celebrate Passover and Easter During Trying Times – Rabbi Sharon Brous

Listen:
A Holy Scavenger Hunt – Rabbi Keilah Lebell
Passover in a Time of Pandemic – Rabbi Sharon Brous

Read:
On Passover Night, Let’s Relinquish Our Fear – Rabbi Sharon Brous

Dance:
Ozi V’zimrat Yah – Hazzan Hillel Tigay

Swoon:
IKAR Kids Talk Passover

IKAR Passover Guide Videos (Watch all 15, one after another!)