5780/2020 Pesach (Passover)
Our observance of Passover this year will, unfortunately, be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. But we are here to provide you with resources and programming so that you can experience as much of the thrilling joy of the Exodus from Egypt as possible under these difficult circumstances.
This year, the Rabbinical Assembly has issued special guidance for Conservative Jews observing Pesach during this time of social distancing. The Committee of Jewish Law and Standards has created special allowances for purchasing certain products without a passover heksher before and during the holiday as well as suggestions for how to use video conference programs to connect with family and friends during the seder. You can find these recommendations here:
Let Shearith Sell Your Chametz in Preparation for Pesach
We challenge you to perform this ritual act of kindness and sell your chametz! The sale must be completed by Wednesday, April 8.
You can complete the form online HERE or print out the form HERE, authorizing Avi Mitzner, Ritual Director, to sell the chametz before Pesach. A donation is customary, but not required. If you have questions, please contact Avi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-939-7304.
Do you have a virtual seat at your seder table? Are you looking for a seder to attend virtually? Katie Babin, Director of Programming, can help facilitate matches! Please email Katie at email@example.com
ZOOM and FACEBOOK LIVE: Siyum Habechorim, Fast of the First Born
Wednesday, April 8
Siyum Habechorim, Fast of the First-born, when the first-born male of a family is obligated to fast on Erev Pesach (the day of the first Seder). This fast can be avoided by attending this special Torah class called a siyum, celebrating the completion of a body of Torah learning.
Join Zoom Meeting at
Meeting ID: 671 321 085
Or, call 929-205-6099
Prayers as you prepare your home for Pesach HERE
How Different Will This Night Be: 10 Tips for Your Virtual Seder
The greatest gathering of the Jewish
year is nearly upon us and this year, the Passover seder will be celebrated like no other.
Mah nishtanah ha-leila ha-zeh, indeed. Click HERE to read great tips for your virtual seder.
SPECIAL: Free downloads for the Coronavirus emergency.
If you are already an owner of our haggadot, but cannot do your usual seder, Haggadahs-R-Us is providing electronic download versions. This is copyright material. Please use these for your seder, but do not use them to print copies. There is no charge. But one request: let Haggadahs R Us know how it went!
• A Different Night classic
• A Different Night compact
• Seder Planner for both versions of A Different Night.
• A Night to Remember
• Seder Planner for A Night to Remember
Hard copies of all of these haggadot are also available for purchase at haggadahsrus.com
Option 2: From the Rabbinical Assembly
Feast of Freedom Passover Haggadah: HERE The Rabbinical Assembly’s Feast of Freedom Haggadah is available in full as a free PDF. Print copies may be purchased HERE.