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.
Our clergy will lead an engaging seder – a zeder if you will – for all ages. You don’t need a Haggadah. Everything will be on the screen. Everyone is encouraged to have a filled seder plate – after all a little matza and maror never hurt anyone– and glass(es) of juice or wine, but join us even if you don’t. (You may also want a pillow for relaxing, candles to light, a bowl for washing, and salt water). There will be music, relevant messages for living through the second Passover during this pandemic, and participation!
6:00 pm The whole seder! (Actually 10 of the 15 steps to freedom!)
7:00 ish Break for Shulchan Orech (the festive meal) – Options include a zoom room for conversation or another zoom room for music.
7:45 pmDiscussion – The rabbis will lead us in a text-based discussion to delve into a personal connection with our ancestors leaving Egypt and all the places/times that have been Mitzrayim, literally “narrow straits” and the Hebrew name for Egypt.
8:15 pm The Zeder Re-Zooms – Singing and blessing the last four steps! Followed by more discussion and “ask the rabbi.”
The 7th day of Pesach features the commemoration of crossing the Red Sea which is the Torah portion that will be chanted. Many congregants are joining to chant the traditional Shir HaShirim/Song of Songs during the service.