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Pesach

Passover – Crafted for Curious Minds

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Every year we come together to tell the story, to taste our salty and bitter history, to crunch on matzah and to uplift with the season cycle of spring.
How do we keep it interesting?  How can the seder itself not only be a ritual of the senses but also an annual pilgrimage of discovery?
For the last two [...]

Eyes Wide Open!

Monday, March 24th, 2014

This year for Pesach, I have been very inspired by my friend Billy Jonas‘s song, “Eyes Wide Open.” I figure, how are we going to journey from our “narrow place”* (our Mitzrayim, hebrew for Egypt) to a life filled with open opportunity, abundance, flexibility and expanse without our eyes wide open?
Billy sings:
You got no idea where to go [...]

How Do You Wake Up?

Monday, March 24th, 2014

This year for Pesach, what will YOU do to wake up and open your eyes to the miracles in your life? 
     When the people of Israel crossed through the Red Sea, they witnessed a great miracle. Some say it was the greatest miracle that ever happened. On that day they saw a sight more [...]

An Interactive Script to Re-tell the Story of Passover

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Notes for the Narrator:

This is a completely interactive experiential re-telling of the Pesach story for an early childhood audience and their parents.
When you see a word all in caps, this is a word you wait for the audience to say with you.  They know these answers because they understand the implied clues.  They may also [...]

Passover Foods – The Way To My Heart

Monday, March 24th, 2014

All my life I’ve heard people say, “I hate Passover, you can’t eat ANYthing!” And I’ve always shaken my head and said, “You need to come over to my house.” Passover is straight up my favorite holiday because the food is SO GOOD! A large part of my Jewish identity was clearly formed by the [...]

Four New Questions – The Passover Challenge

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Every year, our children learn to sing the “Four Questions”. The Haggadah is actually filled with questions for the young and old alike. Let this holiday dinner (seder) be the opportunity to let all question run free. Sometimes it’s hard to address children’s questions on abstract topics and the harder parts of our history. This [...]

A Parent’s Passover Preparation

Monday, March 24th, 2014

A note from my Mom, Barbara Kline
Preparing for Pesach begins my spiritual journey for this holiday of freedom and renewal. That means cleaning up a storm. Articles such as "25 Ways to a Quick Passover Changeover" from Jewish Living published eons ago, rev me up for the task. As I clean each [...]

Practice the Four Questions with ShirLaLa

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Practice the Four Questions!
Click here to sing along with Shira..
[Audio clip: view full post to listen]
And check out this new iPhone app to learn the 4 Questions!
 

A Child’s Passover Preparation

Monday, March 24th, 2014

I smile at my memories of Pesach as a child. . . counting the books in the shelves as I dusted, the mysterious search for chametz with the candle and the feather, sitting at the big grown up seder following attentively as he led us through the journey challenging everyone with [...]

Pesach Hebrew Coloring Page – Pesach (Passover)

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Celebrate this wonderful holiday with all of your senses!
Listen to the story…
Taste our sweet, bitter, and salty history…
Smell the springtime…
Touch the flat, crunchy matzah…
See your friends and family around the seder table!

Click here for a Seder Plate coloring page