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Guide to Passover for Interfaith Families
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What is Passover/Pesach?
For many Jews, Passover is the most important of all Jewish holidays. In fact, more Jewish Americans observe Passover than any other Jewish holiday – even more than light Hanukkah candles. In Hebrew the name of the holiday is Pesach, with a guttural sound forming the final consonant of the word – the same sound that ends the name of the famous composer, Bach.
Table of Contents
- The Seder: The Ritual Passover Meal
- Haggadah: The Passover Guide and Storybook
- So you got invited to your boyfriend/girlfriend's house for seder... Does that mean you should expect a ring?
- The 15 Steps of the Seder
- Elijah's Cup and Miriam's Cup
- Passover Foods: Foods That Tell the Seder Story
- Some Traditional Passover Foods
- Your Turn to Host the Seder?
- When is Passover, Anyway? A Guide to Jewish Time
- Wait, the First Seder? There's More Than One?
- Pre-Passover Preparation
- Inviting Guests
- Passover Cooking
- Passover Themes Meaningful to Interfaith Families
- Engaging Children and Adults
- Community Seders at Synagogues: What to Expect
- Additional Passover Resources
The Guide to Passover for Interfaith Families is also available in PDF
Hebrew for "Passover," the spring holiday commemorating the Exodus of the Jews from slavery in Egypt. Hebrew for "order," refers to the traditional course of events, or service, surrounding the Passover and Tu Bishvat meals.