Passover

Celebrate Passover with TBE!

Monday, April 22 - Tuesday, April 30

Join us as we celebrate Passover 2024. We invite you to reflect on the blessings of family and community and reflect on the meaning of Passover at our special holiday events. See our event schedule below, as well as a variety of Passover resources our clergy has compiled to help you and your family celebrate.

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Passover Events

Celebrate with your fellow congregants by joining us at one, a few, or all of our special Passover events!

Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30pm | Temple Beth El

Ready to elevate your Passover table? Join the Women’s Community Initiative and Jered Mond of Izzy’s Catering to learn how to assemble a Passover-inspired charcuterie board! The evening includes a hands-on charcuterie board creation workshop led by Jered and an opportunity to give back. Please bring a Passover food item to donate to Jewish Family Services’s Passover food drive.

Appetizers, desserts, and wine will be served.

Register by Sunday, April 7. This event is exclusive to TBE Members.

Sunday, April 14 at 11:00am | Temple Beth El

Join other Jewish women for a special retelling of the Passover story through chocolate. The Women’s Chocolate Seder is a special way to prepare for Passover and is open to all the ladies in the Charlotte Jewish Community!  Join The Spice Girls TriBE for an Exodus of chocolate proportions where we rediscover how truly sweet freedom is!  We encourage you to bring your sisters, your mothers, your daughters, your friends. Truly all are welcome as we embark on this sweet journey together.

The menu includes all the chocolate Miriam ever dreamed of, a light lunch, wine, and more chocolate! 

Register by Monday, April 8.

Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30pm | Temple Beth El

Passover is all about sharing our story, laughing, singing, and living with Jewish joy, together – a timeless observation by Rabbi Asher Knight

Our tradition continues: the TBE Brotherhood is proud to host 2024’s Men’s Seder, led by Rabbi Asher Knight. Male guests, including adult children (ages 13 and older) and non-TBE members are welcome to attend. Feel free to bring your favorite wine.

Register by Thursday, April 11.

Wednesday, April 17 at 12:00pm | Temple Beth El

Join us for a Passover Picnic! Come and catch up with SPICE friends and have a delicious lunch with a Passover-inspired menu. Registration for lunch is required. We will be dining outside (weather permitting).

Register by Sunday, April 14.

Tuesday, April 23 at 10:30am | James Boyce Park

Work off the matzah and enjoy this opportunity to connect with the spiritual significance of the Passover. As we enjoy the fresh air and some exercise, we can also reflect on the blessings of family, community, and the abundance of the earth, and gain a deep understanding of the meaning of Passover and its relevance to our lives today.

Register by Sunday, April 21. Walk-ins welcome.

Tuesday, April 23 at 4:30pm | Temple Beth El

Your family is warmly invited to join Temple Beth El and The Porch Families with Young Children Seder, geared toward families with kids (infants through second grade). We will sing and laugh our way through a fun and kid-friendly Seder meal. The menu will include: matzah ball soup, roasted chicken, brisket, potatoes, a green vegetable, salad, dessert, white grape juice, water, and coffee. Grandparents and other loved ones are welcome to join. Please feel free to BYO wine to share.

Register by Thursday, April 18.

Tuesday, April 23 at 6:00pm | Temple Beth El

The entire Charlotte community is invited to join us for a multi-generational, traditional Passover Seder. Share an evening filled with wisdom, music, the warmth of Pesach, and your Temple Beth El congregational family. A complete Seder meal will be served including matzah ball soup, chopped liver, charoset, gefilte fish, brisket, baked chicken, tzimmes, and kugel. A bottle of red and white wine will be available for each table. Please feel free to bring a bottle to share.

Register by Thursday, April 18.

Monday, April 29 at 10:30am | Temple Beth El and Livestream

Join us for the concluding festival service, which will include the singing of Hallel (psalms of praise) and Yizkor (our memorial service).

Monday, April 29 at 7:00pm | Brixx Wood Fired Pizza + Craft Bar - Dilworth

Ready to put the matzah behind you for another year? Come celebrate the end of Passover with TBE Jam over – you guessed it – pizza. Apps on us!

Shop for Passover

Discovered Traditions

New Passover items are arriving daily! We’ve got everything you need to set a beautiful Seder table and keep the whole family entertained! Check out our collection of seder and matzah Plates, Elijah and Miriam Cups, kitchen and tea towels, greeting cards, kid’s toys, books, crafts and games, a lotta’ Haggadahs and an alarming number of frogs. You’ll also find the perfect gift! Hurry in for the best selection!
Through the Narrows

An enchanting tale of a 6-year old Cherokee boy and a 3500-year old Jewish woman on a journey towards hope.

7 Charoset Recipes

Give Passover an International flare with seven classic and modern charoset recipes for your seder plate! We doubt you’ll be able to wait!

Mimouna Recipes

Mimouna Recipes For The Post-Passover Moroccan-Jewish Festival

4 Questions for Passover

As the instructions say, “Make the millennial who doesn’t remember Rugrats ask them.”

Kids Activities

Whatcha Gonna Grab?

Supplies: One paper or plastic bag per person, a way to keep time
Moses is getting ready to lead the Jews out of Egypt! What are you going to grab to take with you? Set the timer (5 minutes) and tell players they need to grab what they think is most important to take with them. No limit on the number of items, as long as they fit in the bag! After the timer “dings!” spend time sharing what everyone chose and why.

Overnight in the Desert

Supplies: Sheets, blankets, pillows, beads, cooking pots, etc.
Everyone has escaped with Moses but it’s now time to rest for the night. Using the supplies you’ve provided, as well as other items they find around the house, work together to create a sukkah – a temporary shelter. Optional: Dress up in Egyptian clothing (a towel around one’s waist) or desert garb (robe, along with a towel placed on one’s head). Offer a matzah snack. Leave up the desert home for a bit so your child can play!

Pesach Scavenger Hunt

Supplies: Offer a page of clues-of-items to find around the house
At the seder, we are supposed to recline in the spirit of free people. What would make your reclining more comfortable? Karpas are green vegetables that remind us of springtime. Find one thing we could eat as karpas. We eat unleavened bread on Pesah . Find a box of “unleavened bread” (do not open it!) List five complaints you think the Jews would have moaned about in the desert.