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Passover

PASSOVER - March 27 --> April 3, 2021

Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) is a major Jewish spring festival, celebrating freedom and family as we remember the Exodus from Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. The main observances of this holiday center around a special home service called the seder (meaning "order"), which includes a festive meal; the prohibition on eating chametz (food made with leavened grains, including wheat, barley, rye, oats, and spelt); and the eating of matzah (an unleavened bread made specially for Passover).

On the 15th day of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar, Jews gather with family and friends in the evening to read from a book called the Haggadah, meaning "telling," which contains the order of prayers, rituals, readings, and songs for the Passover seder. The Haggadah helps us retell the events of the Exodus, so that each generation may learn and remember this story that is so central to Jewish life and history.

Passover is celebrated for either seven or eight days, depending on family and communal custom. In Israel and for most Reform Jews around the world, Pesach is seven days, but for many other Jews, it is eight days.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the history and rituals (including the 4 Questions) associated with Passover.

CBE Celebrating Passover 2021

*March 18th at 7:30 PM ~ SHABBAT IS CALLING/MAKING PASSOVER SPECIAL DURING A PANDEMIC
                                        A CONVERSATION FOR PARENTS/GRANDPARENTS, WITH SHARA SIEGFELD

                                        CLICK HERE to join the Zoom.  If prompted to provide a password, it is SIS
                                        Questions?  Contact Deb Sokoler

*March 22nd at 7:00 PM ~ MATZAH MAKING WORKSHOP WITH SHARA SIEGFELD
                                        Let’s make this Passover at home special by making our own matzah! All it                                                takes is some flour and water and less than a half hour! Have some chocolate                                            ships or chunks on hand and we’ll whip up some chocolate dipped matzah too.                                          Join via Zoom or Live Stream  All ages welcome! Questions? Contact Shara 

*March 23rd at 7:00 PM ~ SHMOOZE WITH RABBI SHPEEN
                                        As we approach our second Passover during a pandemic, Rabbi Shpeen invites                                            you to join him in a conversation about the challenges we've been dealing with                                          this past year. Also want to talk high points as well! CLICK HERE to join zoom.                                            If prompted to provide a link, it is CBE  Questions? Contact Deb Sokoler 

March 24 at Noon  ~ LUNCH & LEARN WITH CANTOR KOHN - TRADITIONS OF MUSIC & TEXTS                                                 ASSOCIALTED WITH PESACH
                                 Today we will enjoy Songs for our Seders. Cantor Kohn will be accompanied by
                                 Al Fedak. CLICK HERE If prompted to provide a password, it is CBE 
                                 Questions? Contact Deb Sokoler 

MARCH 31 at 7:30 PM ~ PASSOVER MEDITATION LED BY RABBINIC INTERN, ALEXANDRA STEIN
                                 Treat yourself to a relaxed guided meditation.  ALL are welcome to join!
                                 CLICK HERE to join zoom.  If prompted to provide a password, it is SIS   
                                 Questions? Contact Deb Sokoler 

APRIL 3 at 10:45 AM ~ SHABBAT MORNING SERVICE/PASSOVER YIZKOR MEMORIAL SERVICE
                                 Join us via Live Stream.  Questions?  Contact Deb Sokoler

Resources To Help Us Get Ready For Passover During Covid-19

 

* How to Hold a Passover Seder in the Year of Coronavirus

* How to Host a Virtual Passover Seder

* How Different Will This Night Be:  10 Tips for Your Virtual Seder by Dr. Ron Wolfson

* How To Host a Meaningful Solo Passover Seder

* Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Haggadah - You can print off your own haggadah and send the link to your seder participants to do the same.

* Haggadot.com - Make your own Passover Haggadah or download one that someone else made.

*CLICK HERE for a vimeo of Cantor Schechtman singing the 4 Questions. 
  CLICK HERE for a copy of the 4 Questions.

*CLICK HERE for a vimeo of Cantor Schechtman singing "Jazzy Order of the Seder"
  CLICK HERE for a copy of the song, "Jazzy Order of the Seder"

*Rabbi Shpeen Reading a Fun Passover Book - "Only Nine Chairs"

* Shara reading "Matzah Man Story"
* Shara reading "Mouse in the Matzah Factory"

* Where to Find Songs for Your Passover Seder

* Celebrating Passover with Shalom Sesame:  The Story of the Exodus

* Lotsa Lotsa Matsa - Passover Kids' Song on YouTube

* 8 Passover Activities For Your Family That Everyone Will Want To Do

* CLICK HERE for directions on how to set up a Zoom account.  Questions?  Contact Theo

 

Sun, March 7 2021 23 Adar 5781