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 Lit. 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!
As we tell the story of Passover 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)., 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?
Camp JRF is a joyful and welcoming Jewish youth community that transforms lives. We provide innovative, creative, and engaging programs for youth from across North America and the world. As an inclusive community, we welcome children from a wide range of family structures, religious practices, and socio-economic backgrounds. At the center of our Reconstructionist philosophy is a deep commitment to building a community in which we all are welcome to grow and thrive.