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Passover 2023: Check Out These Events of Biblical Proportions

Passover begins at sundown on April 5, but there are plenty of events leading up to and following this momentous week.

Grab your Haggadah, pass the Manischewitz and get ready to celebrate a story of biblical proportions. Passover begins at sunset on Wednesday, April 5 and goes through April 13, but there are plenty of events leading up to and following this momentous week in the Jewish calendar right here in our very own community (which we’ve listed below to make things easier for you!).

Hosting or attending a family seder with the kids but not sure how you’re going to keep them in their seats before Elijah arrives? Try printing out Passover themed coloring pages like the ones found here or check out this guide on how to have a fun and meaningful seder with kids.

Free printables on education.com

Tikvah’s Passover Model Seder

March 19, 1 pm

10100 Jamison Avenue, Philadelphia

Tikvah invites you to their annual Passover Model Seder, a traditional seder for Tikvah Members, supporters, friends, and family. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Passover League of Golden Slipper, and Anna T Jeanes Foundation Community Grant, the seder will take place on March 19th at 1 pm in KleinLife, Room 218. Food will be provided from House of Kosher (Keystone K Supervision). This event is free for Tikvah members and $10 for guests.

Grandfather Helping Little Boy to Wash His Hands at Passover Seder with Family
A modern Jewish American family celebrates Passover together. They are gathered around the dining table, passing a pitcher of water and a bowl for hand washing.

Women’s Pre-Passover Resin and Rose

March 21, 7:30 pm
Lubavitch of Yardley, 1444 Yardley Newtown Road Yardley

Create your own beautiful resin tray with friends and Lisa Pasternak of @newlead.events. Enjoy a delectable salad bar, paired with rose and other fine wines. RSVP to this event, which is hosted by the Yardley Womens Circle, here.  

Messiah in the Passover

March 22, 6 – 7:30 pm

Silverdale Church, 165 West Main Street, Silverdale

Special guest Ari Hauben from Chosen People Ministries will be leading an interactive presentation of the Passover meal connecting this Jewish tradition to its fulfillment in Jesus. A simple soup and bread meal will be provided from 5-5:45 pm. Registration is required, contact the church office.

Model Matzah Bakery

March 26, 3:30 pm
Chabad of Doylestown, 300 E. Swamp Road, Doylestown

Learn how matzah is made for Passover all while learning about the upcoming holiday with Chabad of Doylestown. This is a special Hebrew School event for children, reservations are required. 

Passover Seder With Lubavitch of Yardley

April 5, 7:30 pm

1444 Yardley-Newtown Road, Yardley

Join a memorable and authentic Passover experience, explained in English and filled with meaningful commentary. Enjoy a delicious brisket dinner, handmade matzah and four cups of fine wine. Reserve your seat by RSVPing here.

Passover Seder

April 5, 7:50 pm
Glazier Jewish Center, 25 N. State Street, Newtown

Don’t let Pharaoh ruin your seder with hard labor! Enjoy a community seder complete with hand-baked Matzah, fine wine, and a brisket dinner. Join Lubavitch of Bucks County for a meaningful and traditional seder Wednesday, April 5 at 7:30 pm at the Lubavitch of Yardley. Adult tickets cost $36, $18 for children under 12. RSVP here or call 215-497-9925. RSVP by Tuesday, March 28.

Community Passover Seder

April 5, 7pm, April 6, 7:15 pm
Chabad of Doylestown, 300 E. Swamp Road, Doylestown

Celebrate Passover, relive the exodus, discover the eternal meaning of the Haggadah and enjoy a seder with hand-baked shmurah matzah, wine, and a wonderful dinner spiced with unique traditional customs. Visit Chabad of Doylestown’s website to reserve your seat. 

CBE 2023 Passover Seder Dinner and Concert

April 8, 5 to 9 pm

Congregation Beth Emanuel, 10150 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia

Beth Emanuel off Bustleton Avenue invites you to their annual Passover, Kosher-style catered dinner and concert. Joining for this special event will be Messianic Worship Recording Artist Jimmie Black, with Rabbi David Vazquez leading the Seder and sharing new insights on Passover. Cost for Adults $52.00 for Children $25.00, 4 years and under are free. All registration forms must be turned in along with full payment by March 24.

Listen to the Story of Passover at the Please Touch Museum

April 10, 12-1 pm

Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia

Visit the Philadelphia Please Touch Museum for an interactive lunchtime Passover story with Lisa Litman from jkidphilly with singing and dancing. This event is included in your museum ticket cost.

Photo Courtesy of the Philadelphia Please Touch Museum

Feature photo courtesy of iStock

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