Wednesday, April 5 - Thursday, April 13
Join us at Temple Beth El as we celebrate Passover 2023. 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.
Celebrate passover with your fellow congregants by joining us at one, a few, or all of our special Passover events. Please register to attend events (if applicable) so we can plan appropriately.
Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30pm | Temple Beth El
Our tradition continues: the TBE Brotherhood is proud to host the 2023’s Men’s Seder led by Rabbi Asher Knight. The cost is $20 per person for this five-star dinner, but the experience is priceless. Male guests, including adult children (ages 13 and older) and non TBE members are welcome to attend. Feel free to bring your own favorite wine. Register by Thursday, March 23.
Women's Chocolate Seder
Sunday, April 2 at 11:00am | Temple Beth El
The Women’s Chocolate Seder is open to all the beautiful ladies in the TBE community! Join The Spice Girls TriBE for an Exodus of chocolate proportions where we rediscover how truly sweet freedom is! All attendees will also get a 20% off discount at The Discovered Traditions Gift Shop. Cost: $10 – This includes all the chocolate Miriam ever dreamed of, a light lunch, wine, and more chocolate! Hosted by The Spice Girls TriBE; Powered by Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte. Register by Wednesday, March 29 – spots are limited.
Red Sea Ramble: Hike with Rabbi Knight
Thursday, April 6 at 10:00am | James Boyce Park (Walk-Ins Welcome)
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, the abundance of the earth, and gain a deep understanding of the meaning of Passover and its relevance to our lives today.
Second Night Seder for Families with Young Children
Thursday, April 6 at 5:00pm | 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, tzimmes, 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 Monday, April 3.
Second Night Seder
Thursday, April 6 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 matzoh ball soup, chopped liver, charoset, gefilte fish, brisket, baked chicken, tzimmes and kugel. Register by Monday, April 3.
Passover Activities & Resources
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 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.”
This is the veritable Mecca (or should I say Jerusalem?) of online haggadot – you can create your own or peruse their Haggadah Library.
“A Seder for Curious Kids (And their Grownups) – fully downloadable!
From JewBelong. A little sassy and irreverent, and full of opportunities for seriousness and silliness. You may need to enter your email address to access the haggadah, but it’s all free and the haggadah is fully downloadable.
Created by Rabbi Rachel Barenblatt, aka the “Velveteen Rabbi.” Her haggadah was the first I (Rabbi Klass) ever used to lead a seder, back in 2006 around a communal dorm room table in Dublin, Ireland when it was one of the only haggadot I could find online! It is comprehensive and fully editable; she fully invites you to take what you like and ignore the rest.