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Passover – Crafted for Curious Minds

Monday, March 18th, 2019

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 [...]

Passover Foods – The Way To My Heart

Friday, March 1st, 2019

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

Friday, March 1st, 2019

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

Friday, March 1st, 2019

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 room from top [...]

Practice the Four Questions with ShirLaLa

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Practice the Four Questions!
Click here to sing along with Shira..

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And check out this new iPhone app to learn the 4 Questions!

A Child’s Passover Preparation

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

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 questions and queries, negotiating [...]

Pesach Hebrew Coloring Page – Pesach (Passover)

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

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

Pesach Hebrew Coloring Page – Haggadah

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

There are many many different kinds of Haggadas. What does yours look like?

Click here for a Haggadah coloring page

Pesach Hebrew Coloring Page – B’dikat Chametz (Searching for Chametz)

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Can you find the last crumbs of chametz in your home?

Click here for a Passover Coloring Page

Pesach Hebrew Coloring Page – Mah Nishtanah?

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

How is this night different from all other nights? Practice the Four Questions with ShirLaLa Pesach, track 11!
So many questions… What other questions come up for you this Passover?

Click here for a Four Questions coloring page