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.

By computer click https://zoom.us/j/642819457

or type in your Zoom app or browser the meeting ID 642 819 457

By Phone, dial 669-900-6833. Enter the 9-digit meeting ID 642 819 457 followed by the # key. Press # again. You will automatically be muted. To speak, press *6. When you are done speaking, press *6 again to mute yourself.

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!

You can access all the traditional seder tunes at Virtual Cantor

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

Dayeinu

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: https://youtu.be/f0qsy32Hk4s

Adele/Bieber Passover Mashup: https://youtu.be/QwKBIzzlzvY

Maccabeats Bieber Passover: https://youtu.be/x1jRAf0u9Kc

Six13 P-A-S-S-O-V-E-R: https://youtu.be/5qSXrnkSeKs

Six13 Chozen (Frozen parody): https://youtu.be/iwBuNtd4xAY

Six13 Lion King Passover: https://youtu.be/qervY5HSzqM

Dayenu Coming Home: https://youtu.be/E_RmVJLfRoM

Six13 Seder Crew: https://youtu.be/LhR13I6UE1c

Six13 Uptown Passover: https://youtu.be/7Q7Jo7FkLH4

A Thriller Passover (for Michael Jackson fans) at https://youtu.be/Tzrrk2ToFr0

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 rabbikail@bethelsp.org, or cantor@bethelsp.org.