Crisis breeds creativity. While all of us sitting at our zoom seder tables last year hoped Passover 2021 would look different than Passover 2020, we will still gather over zoom for seder and services. However, a year of pandemic living has taught us all a couple of things, and we are excited to get even more creative with all of you for Passover this year!
Our TBECLT Gateway will serve as our Passover hub, as it has for many of our 5781 holidays thus far. It will be fully updated with events and programming, along with seder supplements and other resources for planning your own seder, including a particularly special handout for kids (of all ages) to use as part of our community second night seder.
We will kick off our Passover celebrations on Sunday, March 21. Mark your calendars for that afternoon and join us for our first ever Parking Lot Passover: A Drive Through Seder Experience! Prepare to get Passover started on the right foot – er, wheel? – by driving through the different steps of the seder, and leave with treats to help you celebrate at home.
On Sunday March 28, the first full day of Passover itself, we will begin with a Festival Morning Service at 10:30am, and continue with a Passover Sing-Along at 4:00pm, followed by our Temple Beth El Second Night Seder at 6:00pm.
Who will find the afikomen first?? You have the whole week to find out – throughout the holiday, all are invited to join in our Afikomen Scavenger Hunt, presented by our teen youth group, LIBERTY.
We will also join together a number of times to celebrate Passover on Facebook Live – potential events include: an exploration of all of the modern-day additions to the seder plate, a debate the “right” way to make matzah brei (should it be savory or sweet? The world may never decide), a brainstorm of our favorite matzah pizza toppings, and a charoset taste test.
On Saturday April 3 at 10:30 am we will gather for a Shabbat Morning and Festival Service with Yizkor – an opportunity to honor and remember all those whose place at the seder table we miss. When the sun goes down that evening, we will offer a final toast to freedom from Egypt with a Post-Passover Havdalah Pizza and Pinot.
Chag Sameach – Happy Passover to all!