Passover at Mount Zion

At Mount Zion, we celebrate Passover with a seder on the first night and with a festival morning service on the first day. On the seventh day, we have a festival morning that also includes a yizkor (memorial) service at Sholom East. Learn more about Passover.

Passover Events

    Congregational Passover Seder

    March 30 at 6:00 pm

    Join us in a communal celebration of Passover led by Jonathan Eisenthal. A sumptuous Passover feast will be served!
    Price: $35 members, $45 non-members, $20 children

    Price includes having a filled Seder plate and grape juice at every table. Feel free to bring your own Seder plate or other Passover items to personalize your experience. If you wish to have wine, please bring your own kosher-for-Passover bottle.

    There will be a Shabbat service in the Chapel at 5:45 pm before the Seder.

    1st Day Passover Festival Service

    March 31 at 10:00 am

    The Voice of the Turtledove is Heard

    During the service, led by our clergy, we will hear Shir Hashirim, the Song of Songs, along with songs inspired by this beautiful text sung by Kol Tzion, our adult choir. A Shabbat Passover potluck lunch will follow the service. When considering what to bring for the Passover Potluck, please avoid foods containing Chametz: anything from wheat, barley, rye, oats, and spelt (except for Matzah, of course). If you have any questions, please check with our clergy.

    Freedom from Addiction Seder

    April 2 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    The Jewish Recovery Network (JRN) and Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS) invite you to the annual Freedom Seder!
    Celebrating our Freedom from Addiction and our Exodus from Slavery

    Cost: $25 per person (Children under 10: $10)
    RSVP by mailing in this flyer

    Full Non-Alcohol Seder Meal, Financial Assistance Available, Special JRN Haggadah
    Learn more about this Seder.

    7th Day Passover Festival Service (including Yizkor Prayers)

    April 6 at 10:00 am

    This service will be held at Sholom East.

    Clergy will lead a Festival service for Mount Zion at Sholom East. All are welcome to attend. The 7th day of ­Pesach features the commemoration of crossing the Red Sea which is the Torah portion that will be chanted.

Passover Resources

Passover 2018 – The Seder Plate and Today’s Refugees

The Passover Seder plate is one of the oldest symbolic representations of the Jewish people’s historic refugee experience. In the face of unprecedented efforts to limit refugees’ ability to seek safety in the United States – even as more people are displaced by violence and persecution than ever before – these powerful symbols of both the unimaginable suffering and the boundless resilience and hope of refugees feel particularly poignant. Download HIAS’ 2018 Haggadah supplement to explore these symbols in the context of the contemporary refugee crisis.