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Passover

Use our resources to make your Passover celebration more multicultural and inclusive.

Uplifting Resources for Passover 2020

This Passover, we are confronting a plague unknown to the ancient Egyptians: the COVID-19 epidemic. While many of us are sheltering in place and anxious about what lies ahead, we at Be’chol Lashon believe it is important to remember how much beauty there is in the world.

Below, members of our team share music, films, recipes, inspirational words, and other diverse and uplifting resources that have given them strength during this challenging time. Where are you finding meaning this Passover season?

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Be’chol Lashon Haggadah

Use our Haggadah to conduct a 30-minute Seder that sparks discussion about race and privilege.

Illustration by Davi Cheng

Be’chol Lashon Haggadah & Haggadah Inserts

Racial Justice & Inclusivity Haggadah

Prepared by Be’chol Lashon and the Swig Program in Jewish Studies & Social Justice at the University of San Francisco.

Avadim Hayinu – "We Were Slaves"

Every year at Passover, we remember the story of Exodus. Created in partnership with Repair the World, this insert offers a modern take for the storytelling section of the Passover seder.

Ruth’s Cup: A New Passover Ritual Honoring Jewish Diversity

This ritual honors not only those who have converted to Judaism, but the overall diversity of the Jewish people.

Welcoming All: An Inclusive Passover Reading

The things that divide us—race, ethnicity, gender, class, religion, among others — also have the power to unite us.

Passover Trivia Place Cards

Welcome your guests to the seder with place cards featuring Passover trivia—a fun way to learn about Jewish communities around the world.

Passport to Peoplehood: Uganda + Passover

Learn about the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda and how they celebrate Passover. (Free registration required.)

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Book Review: Afikomen Mambo

Team Be'chol Lashon, Be'chol Lashon, 03/27/2020

Afikomen Mambo, a sing-along book and CD set, is a lively and entertaining way to introduce young ones to Passover.

How to host a socially distanced, international Passover Seder

Sarah Bunin Benor, The Forward, 03/24/2020

I am planning an international seder, incorporating songs, phrases, foods, and traditions from Jewish communities around the world — in an attempt to connect, at least symbolically, with the millions of Jews celebrating isolated Sedarim this year worldwide.

The Ethiopian Exodus

Alan Rosenbaum, The Jerusalem Post, 04/18/2019

Geula Hadray’s story is reminiscent of the Jews’ exodus from Egypt. 

Don’t passover a Persian Passover

Jacqueline Saper, The Jerusalem Post, 04/03/2019

The Nowruz holiday takes place on the first day of spring (March 21) and is the most important festival in Iran.

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