Digital Content to Help You Host This Year’s Online Gathering from the Reform Movement
Online Haggadot (plural of Haggadah)
We know that many of you are celebrating Passover remotely this year. Check out this list of resources, including print books, ebooks, and Visual T’filah, for your seder.
A Passover Video Message from Clergy and Staff
Read a transcript of the video.
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.
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!
join us on zoom- https://zoom.us/j/98636188710
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 pm Discussion – 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.”
Passover Videos, Songs, and Resources
Passover begins Saturday night. An email was sent to the congregation on March 24 with many Passover resources.
- PASSOVER 101: From the Reform Movement and this excellent guide.
- ZOOM SEDERS: How to run a Zoom seder? Video by Rabbi Spilker
- MUSIC: Songs and blessings from Cantor Strauss-Klein and Cantor Spilker’s Passover Spotify Playlist.
- FOOD: Mount Zion staff favorite recipes! and Mount Zion’s Passover Cookbook (2012).
- YOUNG FAMILIES: Sue Summit’s suggestions.
- HOW LONG IS PESACH? Rabbi Spilker explains.
- MZ HISTORY: Read a 1998 Guide for Celebrating Passover and a 2010 Passover – Seder Suggestions
Passover Video Playlist
Videos from 2020: Music, message to children, poetry, and more!
For a full listing and explanation, see our email from 2020.