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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 & 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.
We wear colorful kaftans, dip our matzah in a special soup, and "whip" each other to remember the pain of the Israelite slaves.
A kosher for Passover alternative to injera...that we don't recommend.
Jews discuss the merits of globalizing Jewish Passover traditions and awareness
New song takes a lighthearted approach to Passover foods and customs
The Exodus and Jerusalem shine through life and work of photographer.
A recipe for making Indian Passover Seder treat
Passover Haggadah supplements to guide thoughtful conversation at Passover Seder
Poetry and dance to share and inspire at your Passover seder.
Ladino variations on a classic Passover song.
Remembering the flavors and folks of seders past.
For multiracial and multicultural Jewish families, the Passover seder is an opportunity to share elements of their racial and cultural backgrounds.
A ritual welcome for converts at Passover.
After the internal focus on the Jewish experience of the Exodus, Mimouna celebrations were community affairs with families opening the doors to friends and neighbors.
What is the best way to usher in the Passover season? Not with handwringing and housecleaning, but with celebration, blessing and sweet joy!
This simple piece of the Haggadah liturgy is one the first Jews learn but few of us know about the history of this text and the music that has now become the classic tradition.
I was merely expressing who I am through art, and how the many pieces of me — the Jew, the Chinese, the lesbian — come together and become one.
"It was the day before Passover, and our Division Chaplain, of the 42nd Rainbow Division sent out a notice that we were going to have Passover Services."
At Passover Elijah the Prophet visits ever Seder table around the world.
“When we were slaves in Egypt . . . and the Southern United States. Moses . . . and Dr. King said, “let my people go.”
What kind of religion is that — where you get tons of good stuff but don’t have any obligations in return?
Passover is about story telling. And good communication is based on the ability to tell our own stories.
Whether you make one, two or all of the seven classic and modern recipes we have collected, we doubt that you will be able to wait until the seder to taste these outstanding Charoset!
For Adat Israel in Guatemala City, Passover is a special celebration.
Ruth Abusch-Magder of Be’Chol Lashon has been making matzah at home for years, ever since her neighbor in Jerusalem showed her how she and her Sephardic family made them ahead of every Passover.
This dish is inspired by a recipe from the legendary Claudia Roden, from her cookbook Arabesque. The deep flavors make it a perfect choice for Passover or enjoy year-round.
What Passover seder symbol is found in the traditions of all Jewish communities, but is not mentioned in the biblical passage that enjoins us to eat the paschal offering, matzah and bitter herbs? Haroset.
Foods celebrate the families’ unique histories and carry on traditions from their native countries, or in one case, reflect the values of the hosts.
The most celebrated holiday in the Jewish year, Passover commemorates the Exodus of Hebrew slaves from Egypt to freedom over 3,500 years ago. This colorful book explores the many forms that this weeklong celebration takes worldwide.
A cute illustrated book about kids looking for the afikomen set to a catchy tune.
Introduces children to the many different ways of celebrating Passover around the world, including customs that can be adopted for use in the child's own family seder.
Long, long ago in the land of Egypt, a Hebrew mother and her daughter, Miriam, hide a newborn baby boy in a basket that they float down the Nile River to save the childs life. Rescued from the river by the Egyptian princess, Pharoahs daughter, the boy is named Moses. When he grows up, he leads the Israelite people out of slavery. Beautifully retold and sumptuously illustrated, this picture book presentation of a favorite Bible story will delight young readers.
Clapping, counting and musical rhymes and fingerplays introduce Shabbat and the Jewish holidays to preschoolers in a participatory way. Four dozen rhymes include old favorites and many original poems. With easy-to-learn words and bright, adorable pictures. An ideal gift for any occasion.
Provides readers with a collection of twelve tales that tie fantasty and magic to major Jewish holidays, such as Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah, and Passover.
An elderly Ashkenazi Jewish woman is befriended by an African American boy. Tush is the cat they both come to love.
A Jewish holiday book that welcomes the diversity of American Jewish children and their families. Chag Sameach! provides an introduction to the Jewish year. All kinds of people and families are included. The text and more than 20 black and white photographs can be shared with a three year old and read by a nine year old. It is for both Jewish families and those who would like to teach their children about other people's traditions.
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