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Passover 2020

Are you Passover-curious, “zedering” or perhaps don’t even know where to even begin for Seder this year? In uncertain times such as these, we tend to crave tradition (or matzo ball soup) the most. We have put together some resources to see you through what is sure to be the most unusual Pesach yet. Next year, together. Chag sameach!


What is Passover?

Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) is a major Jewish spring holiday, that begins at sundown on the 15th day of Nisan (in the Hebrew calendar) celebrating freedom and family as we remember the Exodus from Egypt. The main observances of this holiday are the Seder (meaning “order”), which includes a festive meal; the prohibition on eating chametz (food made with leavened grains); and the eating of matzah (unleavened bread made especially for Passover).

Passover is celebrated for either seven or eight days, depending on family and communal customs.

(modified via ReformJudaism.org)

Digital Resources

Virtual Seders, online Haggadahs, and other resources to help celebrate your holiday virtually.

Find a Virtual Passover Experience at JewishLive

How to Host a Virtual Seder with Resources from 2forSeder.org

Virtual Seders with Breaking Matzo

Virtual Seder with JewBelong

Download a Free Passover Haggadah Courtesy of JewBelong

ZOOM Background from Your Seder via Forward

For the Kids

Fun resources for the youngest members of your house.

PJ Library Passover Essentials

Free Children’s Haggadah courtesy of PJ Library

A group of rabbis from around the country make a child-friendly seder for all to experience!

Virtual Seder Coloring Plate from JCC Columbus

JCCs of North America and Shalom Sesame present, “It’s Passover, Grover!” on 4/13 at 3

Saturday Night Seder: A Passover seder with the family you never knew you had.


In the News

Current stories about Pesach 2020.

“Streaming Seder” Community Story

“How are you preparing for Passover 2020?” via Community

“A change to tradition: Louisville synagogues prepare to celebrate a sacred holiday virtually” via The Courier-Journal

How to Passover in quarantine: Everything you need to know about hosting a (virtual) seder” via USA Today

Seder table trivia: Nine things you didn’t know about Passover


The good stuff.

Matzo Ball Soup Recipe from the NY Times

4 Simple Charoset Recipes from Chabad.org

Nach Waxman’s Brisket of Beef via Epicurious

Ina Garten Garlic Roasted Potatoes via Food Network

Mini Spinach and Artichoke Kugels via Jamie Geller

Chocolate Mousse via the Nosher

Make Your Own Matzo

Uncle Morty’s Gourmet Matzos Brei (aka Steven Speilberg’s Favorite Matzos Brei recipe) via Goop

23 Passover Dinner Recipes to Spice Up Your Traditional Spread via Delish

66 Recipes Everyone Will Actually Want to Eat on Passover