Camp JRF produced an activity book for families. Below is a ritual that is fun for the entire family and guaranteed to add fun to your sederLit. Order. The festive meal conducted on Passover night, in a specific order with specific rituals to symbolize aspects of the Exodus from Egypt. It is conducted following the haggadah, a book for this purpose. The mystics of Sefat also created a seder for Tu B'shvat, the new year of the trees./Passover season!
PassoverPassover is a major Jewish holiday that commemorates the Jewish people's liberation from slavery and Exodus from Egypt. Its Hebrew name is Pesakh. Its name derives from the tenth plague, in which God "passed over" the homes of the Jewish firstborn, slaying only the Egyptian firstborn. Passover is celebrated for a week, and many diaspora Jews celebrate for eight days. The holiday begins at home at a seder meal and ritual the first (and sometimes second) night. Jews tell the story of the Exodus using a text called the haggadah, and eat specific food (matzah, maror, haroset, etc).
and spring offer us an opportunity to reflect and think about all the things blossoming around us now and look forward to next year. At your seder
, take some time with family and friends to answer the questions below, inspired by lines in the HaggadahLit. "Telling.” The haggadah is the book used at the seder table on Passover to tell the story of the Exodus, the central commandment of the holiday. It is rich in song, prayer, and legend. There are many different version of the Haggadah produced throughout Jewish history.
in hopes of creating a rich and meaningful conversation around your table. Record your answers and store them with your Passover things to revisit your answers next year!
What acts of tzedek
(justice) and gemilut hasadimLit. acts of loving kindness. Often mentioned in reference to the famous Jewish saying, “On three things the world stands: on Torah, on Avodah, and on Gemilut Chasadim.” (Pirkei Avot 1:2)
(acts of lovingkindness) have you witnessed or participated in this year? How would you like to recommit yourself toward tikkun olamLit. Repair of the world According to Jewish mysticism, the world is in a broken state. Humanity's job is to join God, as God's partners, in its repair.
(repair of the world) in this coming year?
On Passover we celebrate our freedom from slavery. At the same time we recognize all those who still struggle and yearn to be free. What stories do you want to raise up of those who are still enslaved or who are not yet free to be their full selves?
As we tell the story of Passover, we recognize that wandering has long been a part of our collective story, and that each of us—in every moment—are also on a journey. Look back on what has brought you to this moment. Where are you journeying toward and what do you need to sustain you for your journey?
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