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A Festival of Hope and Freedom

Passover (Pesach in Hebrew), is a seven-day, spring time festival commemorating the story of the Jews’ exodus from slavery in Egypt to redemption in the Holy Land of Israel. It’s the Jewish holiday we celebrate at home rather than at Temple, and most observed Jewish holiday in America.

As we continue in 2021 to defeat COVID-19, our Passover seder (which means order) and Haggadah (which means telling) might once again look and feel different. The best stories, told from generation to generation, are amplified with memories and plot twists. We re-tell our story from bondage to liberation, from ancient Egypt and from today’s pandemic. We will celebrate with a festive meal and symbolic foods, but perhaps at separate tables. And we will eat matzah and throughout the Passover week, and try not to eat chametz (leavened products) as a reminder of our hurried escape from Egypt when there was not even enough time to wait for bread to rise.

Every Passover, we are commanded to think of ourselves as having been personally delivered from Egypt – yet another challenge to stand with those who suffer the bondage of modern-day slavery. We hope the resources below will enhance your Passover celebration.

Passover Videos

Order a Seder Plate

We want to simplify your Passover preparation process! Order seder plate items from Chef Cary, and it will be available for pickup in the days prior to First and Second Night. Seder items will come in individual containers, but must be purchased together. $18 per order – seder plate not included, only items. There will be one roasted egg and shank bone. All other items will come in 4 oz souffle cups, enough for small amounts during the seder. If hosting more than 4, consider an order of 2 or more.  To order, please complete this form and we will be in touch with details for item pickup. For questions, please email Samantha Berinsky at  

Order Your Seder Plate Items Here

The Seder and Haggadah

Volunteers Needed 
In advance of Passover, all members will receive a gift in celebration of the holiday. As you can imagine, we need many volunteers to make these special deliveries! Click here to volunteer. 

Looking to Host Your Own Virtual Passover Seder?
Sinai clergy and Marisa Kaiser, Director of Center for Learning & Engagement will teach you How to Lead a Zoom Seder on Friday, March 19 at noon.

Sinai Passover Cookbook
Click here to submit recipes by Friday, February 26. Limit one per family.

Family Resources
Click here to go to our Passover Resources for Families webpage.

Need a Refresher on the Four Questions?
- Click here for a pdf of the Four Questions.
- Click here for a video of Beth Schafer singing the Four Questions.

Are You Looking for a Seder to Attend?
Do you have an open seat at your Seder table? We’ll pair up congregants who are hosting a first night Seder with congregants who need a place to go. Meet new friends and celebrate the Passover holiday together!  If you fit either category, contact Jaimee Boettcher, Member Engagement Director, at or 404.252.3073, ext. 353.

Don't Feel Like Cooking?
Get a Passover seder meal through these recommended caterers! Contact them directly to place your order and schedule your pick up.
- Annette Marcus Catering Menu
- Tropics Catering Menu
- Chef Cary's Cuisine Menu

Passover Virtual Events

HUB 78 Passover Art Night - Wednesday, March 3, 7:30 pm: RSVP & Virtual Link Here

Sunday Morning Learning: The Charoset Hotline - Sunday, March 14, 10:00 am: Virtual Link Here

Women of Sinai Passover 2-for-1 Cooking Class - Wednesday, March 18, 6:30 pm: RSVP & Virtual Link Here

How to Lead a Zoom Seder - Friday, March 19, 12:00 pm: Virtual Link Here

Pre-Passover Discussion, Temple Sinai Film Series: "An Act of Defiance" - Wednesday, March 21, 7:00 pm: Virtual Link Here

Brotherhood Passover Seder - Wednesday, March 24, 7:00 pm: RSVP & Virtual Link Here 

Passover Morning Service - Sunday, March 28, 10:00 am: Virtual Link Here

Passover Lunch & Learn - Sunday, March 28, 11:30 am: Virtual Link Here

Passover Second Night Seder - Sunday, March 28, 5:00 pm: Virtual Link Here

Yizkor & Shabbat Service - Saturday, April 3, 10:00 am: Virtual Link Here


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. 

Click here to visit to our Hope webpage to bring more meaning to your seder.
- Click here for our Hope resources for families.

Freedom: Refugee & Immigration

At Passover we will be celebrating our journey for freedom. What better time to recall the 70 million displaced people around the world who have been forced to flee their homes and are vulnerable right now.

Here are a few suggestions and ways we can incorporate this current story into ours:
- Add a banana to the seder plate to recognize the refugees and their struggle. Click here for more ideas.
- Click here to download the HIAS Haggadah or to include text into your own service.
Click here to visit our Immigrant and Refugee Reform webpage.

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