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Passover in a Box

We are excited to offer three different catering options to help you fulfill your seder needs this year, without having to step foot in a store!
Please click the links below for menu and order details. Please read each flyer carefully as they all have different items included in their packages, and different modalities for delivery and pickup. We are so pleased to support these three fabulous local restaurants. 

Memphis Smokehouse

Need financial help with a Passover meal or need help getting the meal to your house?  Contact Jaimee Boettcher, Director of Member Engagement here

Want to help someone else who cannot afford a meal?  Give here.

Schedule of Virtual Events

We will not be holding any in-person Passover programming, including seders at
Temple Sinai. Unless otherwise noted, all events will be held virtually via Zoom Media. More details will be coming soon regarding a virtual Second Night Seder. 

Storytime with Miss Jamah
Monday, March 30, 6:30 
Get your little ones excited about Passover with a Passover bedtime story. Virtual Link Here

Learning About Faith and Hope
Tuesday, March 31, 10:00 am

Rabbi Brad Levenberg for a special Passover edition of this series. Virtual Link Here

Brotherhood Virtual Seder
Wednesday, April 1, 6:30 pm
Join the men for a virtual Passover seder led by Rabbi Ron Segal and Rabbi Brad Levenberg. Virtual Link Here

How to Lead a Virtual Seder
Thursday, April 2, 12:00 pm
Marisa Kaiser and Beth Schafer will teach you how to conduct a virtual seder. Virtual Link Here

Women of Sinai Cocktail Night
Thursday, April 2, 8:00
Grab your favorite beverage and connect with the Women of Sinai virtually! Virtual Link Here

Passover Service
Thursday, April 9, 10:00 am 

Passover Lunch & Learn
Thursday, April 9, 11:15 am - Passover Lunch & Learn 

Second Night Passover Seder with Temple Sinai
Thursday, April 9, 6:00 pm Second Night Passover Seder 

Passover Yizkor Service
Wednesday, April 15, 10:00 am- Passover Yizkor Service 

The Temple Sinai Spirituality Committee is continually seeking opportunities to elevate holiday observances and celebrations. This year we HOPE the following formula helps add additional meaning to your Passover Seder. During your Passover Seder, you will drink four glasses of wine, sing four questions, discuss the four children, and remember God’s four promises. To further enhance the meaning of Passover, Temple Sinai’s Spirituality Committee invites you to add FOUR messages of HOPE to your Passover Seder. Throughout history, when human beings have sought hope they have found it in the Jewish story. Judaism is the religion of HOPE and Israel the home of HOPE. With Passover, we celebrate our freedom and continue to keep the light of HOPE burning bright.

ONE.....Starting Your Seder with HOPE
After gathering around your Seder table and lighting your holiday candles, read a poem or message of HOPE to welcome Passover. You can create your own message, share the poem from a family member, use the poem on the next page chosen by our clergy, or dig through some old cards or books for a passage that speaks to you. Let the light of the candles and the words of hope warm your table and all who surround it.

TWO.....Adding a symbol of HOPE to your Passover Table
One of the customs of the Seder involves the three pieces of Matzah often placed next to the Seder Plate. Many people will break the middle matzah as they begin to tell the story of Passover. This year, we invite you to add a fourth piece of matzah, the Matzah of HOPE. In the course of
introducing the ritual of the breaking of the middle piece, you can draw attention to this fourth piece, set aside for people in need of HOPE all over the world. With the inclusion of this simple act, and by drawing attention to the plight of others, we give other stories a voice as we tell our own. The Matzah of HOPE becomes the symbol of our HOPE that all peoples will get to experience the same freedom we celebrate with our Seder.

THREE.....Adding HOPE to the Order
After you and your guests have recited the 10 plagues, take a moment and look at your Seder table and ask your attendees this simple, yet powerful, question: “What objects of hope are present on the Seder table?” Often it is the objects with which we surround ourselves that
reflect the hopes of a previous generation. Perhaps one person will mention the candlesticks given by someone beloved, or the tablecloth handed down from a grandparent. Some may highlight the recipes, preserved by a generation that had hope that their decedents would one day gather around a table like the one before you and dine from the recipes created by great-grandparents. Some of us may choose to wear a kippah
that has the stamp of a wedding, most certainly a ceremony filled with HOPE. These are just a few ways that we can explore the hopes of yesterday to better appreciate how they are being realized at our table now.

FOUR.....Ending Your Seder with HOPE
We traditionally end the Seder by saying “We hope to be in the land of Israel next year!” We invite you to conclude your Seder with the singing of Hatikvah, the Israeli National Anthem, which means HOPE. You can find a video, words and translation on our Judaism at Home page on
the Temple Sinai website.





May your Seder in 5780 be a Story of Freedom with a message of HOPE!

Sat, March 28 2020 3 Nisan 5780