This Passover will look very different from all others. As COVID-19 continues to spread, many of us will have to forgo having guests around our seder tables.
We are fortunate that people and organizations across the Jewish community are developing and sharing new ways of bringing people together to new celebrate the holiday—both virtually and in spirit.
Below, you will find a curated list of Passover resources from our partners, network members and beyond to help you navigate the holiday. You will find virtual seder opportunities, haggadot and supplements relevant to this pandemic and other timely issues, and useful how-to guides for both experienced and first-time seder hosts.
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Seder2020 — OneTable
The ultimate virtual seder portal—browse options for open seders, or start your own and welcome others!
Virtual Hunger Seder — Repair the World
On April 13, join a virtual seder focused on hunger and food insecurity—both the problems at hand and community-led solutions.
JewBelong’s Virtual Seder — JewBelong
On April 9, join JewBelong for an exciting seder full of humor, connection, songs, wine, audience participation and Venmo prizes for afikoman winners!
JWI’s Virtual Seder — Jewish Women International (JWI)
On April 9, join a free virtual seder open to anyone interested!
Seder e-Tarbut — Michelle Wejcman and Agustin Jais, ROI Community members
On April 9, join artists from Buenos Aires and Montevideo for a virtual seder comprised of original pieces created specifically for this event. Note: The seder will take place in Spanish.
How to Host a Virtual Passover Seder — Hey, Alma
This comprehensive guide will help you host a collaborative, meaningful seder even when your guests aren’t physically present. Plus, check out a recording of Hey Alma’s webinar, “How to Host a Virtual Seder on Zoom.”
Virtual Passover Resources & Tips — Moishe House
A compiled list of Passover articles and resources, and advice on how to make them virtual-friendly for your programs.
How To Have A Passover Seder Over Zoom, According To People Planning Them — Bustle
Get tips for hosting a virtual seder from one of OneTable’s field managers, and hear first-hand how young people are approaching their first Zoom seders.
Haggadot and Supplements
The Four Questions for Making a Difference from a Distance — Repair the World
During a time of global pandemic, we find ourselves asking questions we have never thought to ask. This supplement applies a relevant, modern-day twist on the traditional Four Questions to help us gain wisdom and understanding.
The Four Children and COVID-19 — Jordan Namerow, Schusterman Fellow
How do we engage children when they ask us about this crisis? This seder table conversation guide can help us think about how we respond to our own children’s questions.
Seder 2020 Guide — OneTable
A supplement offering introductions to each section of the seder, including poetry, lyrics and mindful reflections.
Global Justice Haggadah — American Jewish World Service
This haggadah connects our shared story of liberation with people fighting for freedom around the world today. Plus, check out AJWS’ additional supplements, including the Fifth Cup for Justice.
HIAS Haggadah — HIAS
Include a deeper exploration of the global refugee crisis in your seder with this thoughtful haggadah from HIAS.
OLAM Seder Companion — OLAM
Bring a global perspective to your Passover seder with a framing question for each section, as well as reflections from some of OLAM’s partners that will spark conversations and compel you to think and act with global responsibility.
Reordered Global Passover Toolkit — JDC Entwine
This toolkit transforms your seder with unique Passover stories and flavors from all over the world. Pick the pieces that resonate with you and do them in whatever order you like!
Haggadot.com — Eileen Levinson, ROI Community member
Choose a haggadah or create your own using thousands of options for blessings, artwork, translations, songs, activities and more.
JewBelong Haggadah — JewBelong
A fun haggadah anyone can follow—like a script for the seder!
Siman Tov Seder — Elyssa Moss Rabinowitz, ROI Community member
The Siman Tov Seder is a downloadable set of little booklets to enlighten, enliven and “enleaven” your Seder during these difficult times. Watch this Zoom recording to learn more about the materials.
The 10-Minute Dayenu Seder — Jewish Grandparents Network
Designed for multi-generational families to use on the shared video platform of your choice!
Sayder — Hillel Smith, ROI Community member
Sayder is a Zoom-friendly haggadah from Lab-Shul, an artist-driven community for Jewish gatherings. Inside you’ll find easy-to-follow directions and links to plenty of readings, songs and activities!
#Friendseder — Hillel Smith and Dan Horwitz, ROI Community members
Think Friendsgiving—but for Passover! This haggadah has everything you need for the ultimate seder with friends.
Useful and Inspiring Articles
"How to Conduct a Passover Seder" — My Jewish Learning
"How to Cook for Passover During the Coronavirus Crisis" — My Jewish Learning
"6 Tips for Hosting a Solo Passover Seder" — My Jewish Learning
“Online Resources For Passover 2020” — Jewish Grandparents Network
“The Fifth Child at Seder This Year" — Sarah Shulman, Schusterman Fellow
“Seder This Year is an Opportunity” — Avi Killip, Schusterman Fellow
Why Seders Could Be More Meaningful This Year — Sarah Hurwitz, Schusterman Fellow and REALITY alum
'Ritual Grounds Us.' Amid Coronavirus, Here's How People Are Planning to Take the Passover Seder Experience Online — TIME