Passover Traditions

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Passover is a wonderfully festive time to sit with family and friends around the table, retelling the saga of the Exodus and welcoming Elijah the Prophet while eating matzah in its many, many forms.

The Seder meal can be a tasty mix of foods both traditional and new. Below, we offer written recipes, how-to videos, and passover wine suggestions to help make your Seder a special one this year.

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Tell the Story

Passover's high point is the Seder. Experiencing this wonderful Jewish meal and interactive "happening" is to live through all the varied themes of the Passover festival. Most Jews have cherished memories of family time spent at a Seder. It is believed that the obligation to tell the story of the Exodus has been observed by Jews ever since Moses led the actual Exodus itself.

In Hebrew, Seder means order, and at the heart of the Seder is the Haggaddah, a Passover guidebook that spells out the order in which you and your family and friends can observe our ancient traditions and add new ones of your own.

To get you started on your holiday observances, we are pleased to offer you a simple printable Haggadah from The Jewish Federations of North America, containing the basic information needed to conduct a Passover Seder, from setting up a Seder plate to asking the Four Questions.

Haggadahs come in a wide variety of style representing many different traditions; you'll find links to ours and several additional downloadable options below.

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Haggadahs come in a wide variety of style representing many different traditions. Here are some links to several additional downloadable options below...

Learn the Traditions

Understand the Passover holiday & ancient ritual, then create new ones for your family Passover is one of the most important Jewish festivals of the year, an interactive "happening" rich in symbolism and connections to unifying elements that continue to strengthen the Jewish people.

Most Jews have cherished memories of family time spent at a Seder. It is believed that the obligation to tell the story of the Exodus has been observed by Jews ever since the actual Exodus itself.

Use the Passover resources and features below to help you learn longtime Passover traditions from the meaning of the Passover Seder Plate, Passover Rituals to guiding you in exploring new ways to observe the holiday around your Seder table.

Passover traditions

Dig a little deeper and engage your Seder table with conversation and activities. Below are links to inspire everyone from the youngest to the most seasoned Seder participant.

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