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Pesach is a rich, multi-themed holiday, whose layers of meaning can easily be lost in the details of the holiday.


Click here to hear many beautiful Passover songs from Cantor Barbara Slader's CD.


There are many fantastic hagaddot, stories, guides and resources for Pesach. One hagaddah for families that stands out is A Different Night: The Family Participation Hagaddah by Noam Zion.

A Night of Questions: A Passover Haggadah by Joy Levitt and Michael Strassfeld (Reconstructionist Press) is a flexible haggadah, presenting outlines for 1) a seder for adults and older children, 2) a seder for families with small children, 3) a seder for those who want to emphasize the universal aspects inherent in the story of Pesach, and 4) a seder that focuses on the role of women — past, present and future — in the story of the Exodus.

Four Names for Passover

Along with the four cups, four children, and four questions, we have four ancient names for the holiday of Pesach. Each of these names reveals a different aspect or origin of our multi-leveled holiday.  Learn  more here.

Other Resources

For ideas about creating engaging seders, click here. For ideas about incorporating younger children into seders, click here.

You can read here about the popular tradition of incorporating an orange on the seder plate, which Deborah Eisenbach-Budner and her colleagues initiated many years ago.

Good wishes for a liberating, renewing Pesach for all of us!

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