I have always loved celebrating Passover, as it’s such a special time to gather with family and friends and share in the celebration of freedom. My kids look forward to helping me cook, decorating the table, reading the four questions, and of course, searching for the afikomen. This Passover will not be the same, and that has been hard to absorb; we still, however, are going to make it joyful and special.
Instead of the usual gathering, due to social distancing, we have decided to conduct a virtual Seder with all the grandparents and my siblings; we’ll cover the entire tri-state area!
In order to read from the same Haggadah I mailed ours to each home (while wearing gloves). We like our Haggadah since it is so family friendly, and decided that this would be best for us even though there are many digital ones which are available.
In this post I will share some ‘go to’ resources you can use to make this Passover easier for you, whether you decide to have a virtual Seder or a small intimate gathering. If you have any additional resources you are willing to share, please post them in the comments or tag us at @peacelovelightshop on Instagram or Facebook.
TIPS FOR A VIRTUAL SEDER
Rebekah joined Alissa from Bubbe's girl, as well as a Rabbi and a epidemiology student in a you-tube conversation to discuss the challenges & opportunities this Passover in regards to social distancing. They provide helpful tips on creating a virtual Seder.
Pearl Richman created the Haggadah Collective which is a beautiful, modern, more meaningful take to the traditional Haggadah. It provides your family with a traditional Seder as well as spiritual elements rooted in kindness, acceptance, and inclusivity. Pearl is kindly offering a one-time only free digital version of The Haggadah Collective (non printable) accessible through her website from 5:00 PM Wednesday April 8 to 11:00 PM Thursday April 9.
JewishBoston offers a free and downloadable Haggadah aptly titled, “The Wandering Is Over Haggadah.” This modern take on the Haggadah is a clear and fresh guide to the pivotal story of the Jewish people.
PJ Library offers a free downloadable Haggadah that is a more traditional Seder for young children.
You may already be following Jamie Geller (and if you’re not you probably want to be!), she has a ton of Passover recipes and resources. I follow her Facebook page and just love how she has been cooking with her kids during the quarantine. She also has a guide on how to have a Passover Seder for two.
Made by Rebekah has an amazing roundup of small batch Passover desserts (that I will continue to make all year round!)
We are offering our printable ten plague coasters for the reduced price of $2.50 (reg $7.00). Just purchase the printable and a digital download will be sent to you. You can print on cardstock or any type of paper you desire (the kids will enjoy coloring these as well!). Designed for spilling ten drops of wine while reciting the ten plagues during the Seder. Created with icons of each of the 10 plagues, choose from identifiers in English or Hebrew.
The PJ library has a tutorial for kids to make their own Seder plate using only a paper plate, cupcake liners, glue, and markers. They have many other resources for kids such as Passover songs and how to teach children to recite the four questions.
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Also, beginning November 2019 we decided to give back a portion of all company profits to organizations that we believe in. For the last 5 months we have donated to the Anti-Defamation League's Words to Action Program (more about this donation in a future post) and starting today we will be donating to Feeding America to help food banks respond to Covid-19.
Wishing you much peace, love and light,