Passover Passover First Night SederMarch 27, 2021 THE BLESSING OF PARTICIPATION Passover is about opening our homes. This is our commitment to our community. This year, we have two opportunities to connect virtually and engage in the mitzvah of participation: Allow the host the privilege of welcoming you to their table or be welcomed to a seder table. Learn More Here Second Day Passover Walk & StudyMarch 28, 2021 Meet at the Kingston Point Beach Parking lot at 10:45am on Sunday, March 28th for an innovative, gentle second-day Passover Walk and Learn. Social Distancing and Masks required. Save or Print Text for the Hike HaggadahMake your own Haggadah- Free & Customizable Haggadot.com First White House Seder, 2009 Soul Fire Farm's annual Afro Seder Stone Soup Food Company is again offering a special menu filled with Passover delicacies. Call 845-340-0470 to place your order. Download Stone Soup Passover Menu 2021.pdf The First Freedom Seder, April 4, 1969. Rev. Channing E. Phillips, (left) Rabbi Arthur Waskow, and Topper Carew. Jewish Multi-Racial Network & Repair the World’s ‘The Four Persons’ Seder Make Your Own Seder Plate! Check out these resources for preparing your seder plate: Video: What Goes on the Seder Plate? Modern Additions to the Seder Plate Make Your Own Seder Plate (Kid-friendly, simply add an extra liner for the orange if using) Vegan and Vegetarian Ideas for Your Passover Seder and Beyond 15 Easy DIY Seder Plates ביצהBeitzah The Roasted Egg is symbolic of the festival sacrifice made in biblical times. It is also a symbol of spring - the season in which Passover is always celebrated. For vegan/vegetarian seder plates, the egg can be substituted with a flower (a potent symbol of renewal), a decorative egg-shaped object, a wooden egg, or any such object symbolic of spring, renewal, and/or a temple offering. זרוֹעZeroa The Shankbone is symbolic of the Paschal lamb offered as the Passover sacrifice in biblical times. Some communities use a chicken neck as a substitute. Beets are a common vegan/vegetarian option- first suggested by the Rashi in the 11th century! כרפסKarpas Parsley is dipped into saltwater during the seder. The saltwater serves as a reminder of the tears shed during Egyptian slavery. The dipping of a vegetable as an appetizer is said to reflect the influence of Greek culture. מרורMaror Bitter Herbs (usually horseradish) symbolize the bitterness of Egyptian slavery. The maror is often dipped in charoset to reduce its sharpness. Maror is used in the seder because of the commandment (in Numbers 9:11) to eat the paschal lamb "with unleavened bread and bitter herbs" חזרת Chazeret: Greens are often used in addition to the maror. The authorities are divided on the requirement of chazeret, so not all communities use it. חרוסתCharoset Charoset: Apple, nuts, and spices ground together and mixed with wine are symbolic of the mortar used by Hebrew slaves to build Egyptian structures. There are several variations in the recipe for charoset. The Mishna describes a mixture of fruits, nuts, and vinegar. תפוזOrange Orange Dr. Susannah Heschel began this tradition as a symbol of the inclusion of gays and lesbians and others who are marginalized within the Jewish community. She offered the orange as a symbol of the fruitfulness for all Jews when LGBTQ Jews are contributing and active members of Jewish life. In addition, each orange segment has a few seeds that had to be spit out — a gesture of spitting out, repudiating the homophobia, racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression.