Passover

Omer Calendar for 2016

Counting the Omer

The 49 days from Passover to Shavuot have a counting practice paired with qualities for personal development paired with them. A fully explained, full-color Omer Calendar is attached for you to feel free to print and use. 

Our free creative haggadah for 2016, updated version

Attached here-on is our seder from 2016, it took about 1 hr for the first part and 20 minutes for the section after the meal. Enjoy!

Spiritual Menu for Passover Order of the Seder

A Spiritual Passover Seder Menu – Passover is an Annual Gestalt Experiment
from Reclaiming Judaism as a Spiritual Practice: Holy Days and Shabbat

Kadeish – Chanting the Kiddush over the Wine

What Would You Take with You?

a Moroccan Passover Ritual

   After asking the four questions, in some Moroccan families, the person leading the seder leaves the room and returns with the afikomen in a napkin draped over their shoulder (Tom Sawyer fashion, for Mark Twin fans) and then recounts the story of the exodus out of Egypt. This got me to thinking, if I was told overnight that I was leaving Egypt - what would I take with me? I recalled a Holocaust survivor showing me the little stack of photos she'd sewn into the leg of her pants just before she was taken prisoner......what would you take?

Free Reclaiming Judaism Haggadah

Passover, Pesach is a holy opera of spirit for which we prepare by cleaning and resetting the stage of our lives. different dishes, special foods, and a whole program called the seder (order) found in a book that is updated throughout the generations-- the Haggadah. This is lest we forget the gift inherent in creation's possibilities--and that gift is freedom! 

Sample Story from New Mitzvah Stories: My Mother's Gefilte Fish

by Noa Baum

from New Mitzvah Stories for the Whole Family, from the award-winning Mitzvah Stories Series from Reclaiming Judaism Press

Some grandmothers are really good at telling stories. Mine wasn’t, but she made the BEST gefilte fish in the WORLD! I was born and raised in Jerusalem. My maternal grandmother, Mina, my Savta (grandmother in Hebrew), came from Poland and settled in Tel Aviv.

Festival of Meaningful Song Seder Outline and Song Sheet

Festival of Meaningful Song Seder Outline and Songsheet
A careful mix of silly and serious, learning and celebrating.
Adapt as you wish. Blessings for a sweet and meaningful Passover!

Seder Song for Breaking the Middle Matzah

and Understanding the Afikoman

Middle Matzah and Afikomen Song
by Rabbi Goldie Milgram

Free MP3 "Liberating Ourselves"

Guided Passover Imagery

Deepen your Passover preparations through a spiritual lens by means of this mp3 visualization, "Liberating Ourselves," by Rabbi Joyce Reinitz. Duration: 1.5 minutes. (Text is below)