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Passover this year is going to be a little different from what we’re used to. How do you hold a Seder during a pandemic? We have resources and plenty of events including our own virtual Seder to guide you.

RESOURCES FOR YOUR FIRST NIGHT SEDER

Need help organizing a Seder? Looking for a checklist of what you need? For our JCOGS virtual second night Seder, we will be using this simple The Wandering is Over Haggadah. In its first pages, it has detailed introduction on getting ready for a Seder. Feel free to use it for your first night as well.  

Here are some inspiring readings from Rabbi David’s rabbinical school with The Hebrew College Passover Companion.

Sadly, the plagues have already arrived. Here are COVID-19 specific Haggadah additions.

Or order one of Rabbi David’s favorite Haggadot: 

FAMILY SECTION

Teach your kids (or yourself) Mah Nishtanah with Beth’s playlist or PJ Library.

This Haggadah from PJLibrary.org is geared toward kids and families.

This New Haggadah Coloring Book is perfect for kids of all ages & grown-ups too. Print it out.

Cut these  Maggid Cards up into strips and try to organize them into the right order for your retelling of the Exodus story. 

CURBSIDE PASSOVER

You might have a tough time getting to the store, so this year we’re running a Curbside Pesach table at the JCOGS building Monday, April 6, 3-6pm. Come by the front of JCOGS and get your supplies. Don’t be shy, but please take only what you need. No need to pay, but you can make a donation to JCOGS. We have Kosher for Passover wine, matzah, matzah meal, and yahrzeit candles.

In addition, Chef Nadav, who was meant to cater our JCOGS second night Seder, is offering Passover food via curbside delivery. Contact him directly for details at chefnadav@me.com or 802.586.0098 for more information.  Menu and options available here.

Upcoming Passover Online Events
Click on each link below in order to connect via Zoom.

Tuesday, April 7 Family Passover Prep
4 PM Bedikat Chametz family scavenger hunt
4:30 PM Let's review the Mah Nishtanah

 
Grab a wooden spoon, a candle, and a feather, and let’s go clear out those bits of chametz that have escaped our spring cleaning. Wait, you don’t have a feather at home? Here are instructions to make one out of paper or a scrap of cloth. 4:30pm Let’s review the Mah Nishtanah. Why is this night different from all other nights? Join Beth for a practice run of the Four Questions.
Join via zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/377107882

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Wednesday, April 8, 5:30-5:50 PM
Launch your first night Seder with Rabbi David


Come sing and set the tone for your Passover journey… and show off your Seder table to the community.  Join via zoom: https://zoom.us/j/377294511

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Thursday, April 9, 5:30-7 PM JCOGS
Virtual second night Seder with Rabbi David
Join via zoom here: https://zoom.us/j/635485172

  • ​All are welcome to this multi-generational virtual Seder lead by Rabbi David with song and meaningful and fun ritual and discussion. You can even invite your family from across the world!
  • Participants will prepare their own seder plates and ritual foods, so begin the cooking. 
  • We will be using The Wandering is Over Haggadah. In its first pages, it has detailed instructions on getting ready for a Seder. Print out the Haggadah or have a second device with its words ready for use during the Seder. 
  • There will also be plenty of family engagement with curious challenges, stories, games, and even crafts throughout the seder to keep you and your kiddos involved and inspired.
  • Please consider donating what you would have paid to attend our annual Second Night Seder. JCOGS, like many nonprofits, will feel the impact of this economic shutdown, and we are grateful for any donation you are able to make. Donate here

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Friday, April 10, 6 PM 
Short Sweet Shabbat-Passover Service

Let’s get together to greet each other, light Shabbat candles, and
gatherfor an abbreviated service. Join via zoom: https://zoom.us/j/607905232

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Saturday April 11 9:30-10:30 AM 
Kinderlach+Gesher Matzah Brei Fry 

Young families gather on Zoom for a special Passover Shabbat morning of songs and movement with Rabbi David and friends. Then, we’ll all fry up some matzah brei and eat together (but apart). Yum!
Join via zoom: https://zoom.us/j/432414212

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Thursday, April 16, 5-5:30 PM 
Yizkor Memorial service for final night of Passover

This is a time to consider those beloved in our lives who have made an indelible impact and the loss left in their passing from this world.
Join via zoom: https://zoom.us/j/997449082

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Satruday, April 18 7:15-8:15 PM 
Rugelach with Rita

Before Havdalah, join rugelach expert Rita Schneps in assembling your post-Pesach treat. We all need something to look forward to right now, and if we cannot have an in-person Seder together and cannot break Pesach together, we're sure going to bake rugelach together. Invite your relatives to log on, as well. Ingredient list here. Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/866613116​​​​​​​

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Sat, June 6 2020 14 Sivan 5780