PJ Library Passover Resources

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Celebrate Passover with PJ Library and Our Partners!

Passover begins on Wednesday, April 8 (at sundown). While the answer to “mah nishtana” (why is this night different from all other nights?) will change this year, some things will remain the same: telling the story, reaffirming our commitment to freedom for all, sharing food and making an ancient tradition relevant for today.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and PJ Library are here to help you celebrate Passover at home.  We will be posting resources and virtual events.

For resources and virtual programs geared toward families with young children (ages 0-12), use this page.

For resources and virtual programs geared toward a general audience, please bookmark the Federation Passover page.  This page includes virtual seders, recipes, haggadah links and more.

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Seder Plate

Family-Friendly Virtual Passover Events

Everything You Wanted to Know About Making a Seder

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Virtual Make Room for Matzah

Sunday, April 5, 10:30 am-Noon
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Join us for virtual Passover workshop to get ready for Passover and learn more about this tradition for your family. Make items to enliven your seder with hands-on projects, plus songs, stories and use-at-home guides. Ms. Ellie will be joining us for the song session at 11:00 am! Best for ages 2-6, though all are welcome. Get your questions answered in our “4+ Questions” portion at 11:30 am.  Co-sponsored by PJ Library, Edlavitch DCJCC, Love and Religion, the Capital Jewish Museum, and JFamily Ambassadors at EDCJCC.

Make an Afikomen Bag: Prepping for Passover with GJF

Monday, April 6, 3:00 pm
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Create an afikomen bag with materials you have around the house with the Pozez JCC’s Growing Jewish Families Michelle L on Zoom. If planning to craft with us, please be prepared with four or more pieces of paper, a stapler and/or tape, 5 or more crayons (with wrappers off/partly off) or oil pastels. Co-sponsored by Pozez JCC’s Growing Jewish Families and PJ Library.

Ways to Celebrate Passover Throughout the Week

Monday, April 6, 8:30 pm
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Share ideas on ways to continue celebrating Passover throughout the week while staying safe at home in this session led by Sarah Rabin Spira (The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington/PJ Library) and the Pozez JCC’s Growing Jewish Families.

Make an Elijah Cup: Prepping for Passover with GJF

Tuesday, April 7, 3:00 pm
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Create an Elijah cup with materials you have around the house with the Pozez JCC’s Growing Jewish Families Melissa W on Zoom. If planning to craft with us, please be prepared with: a plastic cup or recycled jar, glue, tissue paper, fabric, ribbon, yarn (whatever you have around the house), safety scissors and something to protect the work surface (like newspaper). Co-sponsored by Pozez JCC’s Growing Jewish Families and PJ Library.

Cooking with the Kagins: Make Charoset for Passover

Wednesday, April 8, 10:00 am
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Make charoset with the Pozez JCC’s Growing Jewish Families as we join the EDCJCC zoom and cook together. We will be making our traditional charoset (sweet, dark-colored paste made of fruits and nuts eaten at the Passover Seder). If you would like to cook at the same time as us you will need: apples, walnuts, raisins, wine or grape juice, cinnamon, sugar. Co-sponsored by the JFamily Ambassadors at EDCJCC, Pozez JCC’s Growing Jewish Families and PJ Library.

Make Macaroons: Prepping for Passover with GJF

Wednesday, April 8, 1:00 pm
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Make macaroons with the Pozez JCC’s Growing Jewish Families Julie K as we zoom and cook together. If you would like to cook at the same time as us you will need: sweetened flaked coconut, sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, vanilla and almond extract and bag of semisweet chocolate. Co-sponsored by Pozez JCC’s Growing Jewish Families and PJ Library.

Passover Songs and Share

Monday, April 13, 1:00 pm
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Share your favorite part of Passover so far. Something you made, some part of your seder, favorite food or a new family tradition and sing a few Passover songs with your friends. Co-sponsored by JFamily Ambassadors at the EDCJCC and PJ Library.

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Passover Resources

Some Haggadot* you can try:

* Haggadah means “the telling,” and is the Jewish book used to guide the seder. The plural is Haggadot.

Family-Friendly Passover Experiences Cosponsored by PJ Library in Greater Washington

Virtual Havdalah

Saturday, December 5, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Make Room for Latkes

Sunday, December 6, 2020 | 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Chanukah Hoopla with Berman Hebrew Academy

Sunday, December 6, 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Family Chanukah Party! Special Guests: The Bible Players!

Sunday, December 6, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Camp Tours – November 2020

Sunday, December 6, 2020 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

Hanukkah Cake Pops with Yael

Sunday, December 6, 2020 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Virtual Hanukkah Sing-a-Long with Hazzan Dienstfrey

Sunday, December 6, 2020 | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

Fashioning the Golem

Monday, December 7, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Wheelchair Accessible