Crowdsource: Creative Seders
What do you do to make your seder fun and meaningful for both children and adults?
Click here to access our GoogleDoc
filled with ideas for creative seders for children and adults.
- Include your ideas in bulleted format beneath each of the different parts of the seder.
- Don't forget to put your name in parentheses afterwards so that we know who to credit!
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What resources are you using this year to enrich your seder experience?
Share below any links, attachments, texts, etc. that you're using to make your seder more fun, more powerful, more meaningful!
- iPhoning it In: Pesach as a Jazz Performance by Ken Gordon
- Miriam in the Desert, from the Girls in Trouble Curriculum from Jewish Womens' Archives, created by Alicia Jo Rabins
- This Passover, Take a Stand for Refugees from the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
- Passover and Earth Day from COEJL
- Passover Activities and Rituals from Hazon
- Celebrating Passover Around the World, Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder
- Haggadah on Modern Day Slavery, Truah
- The Best Children's Passover Books, Marjorie Ingall
- The Fifth Question: Hunger, Mazon
- Tips for Hosting a Disabilities Friendly Seder, Abby Sher
- Queering Your Seder: LGBTQ Haggadot from Keshet
- For difficult conversations: Tips for Responding to Offensive Comments, Ma'yan
- Four Quick and Dirty Ways for Leading a Passover Seder, Rabbi Dan Ain
- The Sayder, from Lab/Shul
- Seder Ideas for Kids, Rabbi Rob Scheinberg, Grace Gurman-Chan, Rachelle Grossman (United Synagogue of Hoboken)
- Creative Seder Ideas (video) from Ramah Nyack, with Rabbi Ami Hersh, Ami Margolis, Orlee Krass, Rabbi Steven Exler and Sara Shapiro-Plevan (includes links to resources)
- Making a Seder Memorable, Ron Wolfson
- DipTwice's Pesach Preparation Kit
- Pesach Seder Tracker and Plagues Memory Game, MATAN
- The Journey of the Four Children, Benjy Berlow (EJewishPhilanthropy)
- Exodus, A Jewish Photo Scavenger Hunt, Russel Neiss (G-dCast app)
- Our Experience with Personal Bondage: A Writing Exercise, David Wolkin
- 7 Charoset Recipes to Give Passover an International Flair, Ruth Abusch-Magder (My Jewish Learning)
- The Litvak Haggadah, The Accidental Talmudist
- Passover Seder Guide for Families, JewishLearningWorks.org
- The Niederhoffer Family Haggadah, Roy Niederhoffer (a .doc haggadah ready for you to edit)
- 37 Pesach related videos: choose your own, compiled by Abby Kerbel
- Pesach Holiday Kit, JVillageNetwork.com
- Beth Meyer School's Pesach Wikipage, Amy Ripps (songs, games, recipes and more)
- Passover JewTorial, NCSY (divrei Torah, blogs, videos, games, texts, gifs and other fun stuff, produced and developed by teens)
- Making Your Seder Kid Friendly and Magical, Punk Torah (outlining Dr. Steve Brown's approach to experiencing the 10 plagues)
- Resources from JTS, including video featuring Dr. Debby Miller and textual resources
- The Order of the Seder: Doing the HandJive, featuring the Institute for Jewish Spirituality
- Bim-Bam (formerly G-dcast)'s Pesach Resources
- Pardes: The Rodef Shalom Seder, the Social Justice Seder, and the Educators' Seder
- Pesach Resources from The Covenant Foundation and Birthright Israel
- Pesach Videos from Shalom Sesame (thank you to Jill Minkoff)
- DIY Seder and Passover Crafts--Seder Upgrades 2015, Jewish Learning Matters
Look here for children's books
to incorporate into your seder, or just to set the mood! Books for Children
. And if you'd like to tap into the resources of PJ Library for creating engaging seders, check here.What is Kosher for Passover, according to the Rabbinical Assembly, CRC, OU and others?
to begin making your shopping list (assembled by Sue Fendrick).And how do I make my home Kosher for Passover? And why?
for an easy to follow guide (shared by Brent Spodek & Beacon Hebrew Alliance)
And I'm a vegan. What are good Pesach recipes?
for a Google Doc created by Joanna Selznick Dulkin (and please contribute yours, too).
Thinking about how to make your Pesach a healthier
experience? Read more here
for suggestions about how to eat healthily throughout the holiday. (shared by Deena Barselah
, Kosher on a Budget
and Nina Manolson)Don't forget good SCHTICK for your seder. Here are some links
to resources online to make or buy props and other supplies.
And at the end of this, if you still have the energy, make your very own haggadah!
Upload your own resources & graphics, or use what others have shared: texts of the haggadah (traditional and contemporary, Hebrew and English), poetry, readings, activities and graphics. Upload what's here to there! Visit Haggadot.com
and get started now.
And here's a simple fill in the blanks template
for a haggadah for kids
to make yourself, too.
And all kinds of other resources are below: look at our attachments for really great items
like "A Tent in Your Living Room" (shared by Jennifer Newfeld) and "Making Dramatic Seders" with bibliodrama (shared by Steve Kerbel).