Virtual Passover

A Seder Unlike All Others

Passover begins on Wednesday, April 8th. As we all know, this year we will have Seders unlike all others. In past years, many of us have gathered with our temple community or with loved ones around a large Seder table. This year, many of us will set far smaller tables, as we connect with family, friends, and community through technology. This Passover we are physically distant, but we can remain socially close. The temple is providing a Seder through zoom, in which you and your loved ones are welcome to participate. You can join by phone or by computer at 6 pm on April 8. See 3 special Passover recipes.

For some of us, this is the first time we are preparing a Seder plate. It need not be fancy or elaborate. Your meal can be as simple or as gourmet as you desire. What matters most is that you stay home, safe, and healthy.

How do you set the seder plate?

There are typically six items on a Seder plate. If you don’t have a seder plate, you can place these items on any plate you have.

1)     Beitzah, Roasted egg

2)     Zeroa (A Shankbone or Beets)

3)     Karpas (Parsley)

4)     Maror (Horseraddish, ground or whole)

5)     Chazeret (Romaine lettuce or another green)

6)     Charoset (A sweet apple-wine dish)

What else do you need?

1)     Matzah

2)     Grape juice or wine

3)     Salt water

4)     A Haggadah, or service booklet. If you do not have one, don’t worry. There are many free and inexpensive Haggadot available online. The temple is also creating a Haggadah, which will be used during our Zoom seder on Wednesday

5)     A comfortable chair to sit in (or a pillow to make it more comfortable).

Show me the Haggadot!

The Temple’s Haggadah is currently in the works and will be available for download on Monday. Alternatively, you may choose to use one of the many Hagadot which have been made available this year for free, or for a reduced rate. This list is not exhaustive, though it does contain many great options.

What are some other awesome resources?

Looking for recipes?

Let me hear the music!

Cantor Davidson also put together this collection of wonderful Passover melodies:

Seder Order

Ha Lachma Anya

Ha Lachma Anya by Peri Smilow

Ma Nishtana, and a fun kid version by Jason Mesches

Avadim Hayinu

V’hi She-amda, the traditional or Yonatan Razel versions


Hodu L’Adonai

B’tzeit Yisrael

B’chol Dor Vador

Eliyahu Hanavi

Miriam Hanevia

Kos Miriam by Peri Smilow

Adir Hu, from PJ Library

Chad Gadya traditional

Alberto Mizrachi & Jack Mendelsohn sing Moshe Oysher

Echad Mi Yodea traditional Hebrew version

Additional Fun Videos for your viewing pleasure:

Passover Songs Mashup:

Adele/Bieber Passover Mashup:

Maccabeats Bieber Passover:

Six13 P-A-S-S-O-V-E-R:

Six13 Chozen (Frozen parody):

Six13 Lion King Passover:

Dayenu Coming Home:

Six13 Seder Crew:

Six13 Uptown Passover:

A Thriller Passover (for Michael Jackson fans) at

BimBam (or Godcast) and Jason Mesches Passover are great resources for young families

We hope that you have a meaningful and joyful Passover. We may be confined to our homes, but we are free to celebrate our traditions in ways that we find fulfilling. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the temple, or to email us, your clergy, at, or