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Passover 2022

We welcome our Leo Baeck Temple community to join us for a variety of programs and services in observance of Passover. Read and click on the buttons below to participate:

2022 LBT’s Elijah Initiative – Passover Seder Meal Match – CLOSED

Over the past four years, Leo Baeck Temple has matched over sixty-five LBT congregants with gracious LBT hosts at Passover Seders through the Elijah Initiative. Whether you’d benefit from a fresh face around your seder table, are seeking to deepen relationships with other Leo Baeckers, or simply want more matzah balls in your life, you are invited to participate as a host or guest in LBT’s Elijah Initiative

Participate: We invite you to be a host or a guest at a first or second night in-person Seder. This year, Seders are on the evenings of Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16. All participants enjoy the fun and fellowship of a Passover seder. Potential hosts and guests: please complete the respective host or a guest form by Wednesday, April 6 at noon. 

If you have any questions, please contact Sande Gendel (sandebg@hotmail.com), Lois Littman (lalittman1@gmail.com), and/or Vida Brucker (vidabrucker@mac.com).


Sweet, Spicy, and Savory Tuesday, April 5 at 5pm via Zoom

Join Rabbi Ross, Cantor Kates, and Rabbinic Intern Scott Goldberg as we share some of our favorite Passover recipes with you before Passover in hope that you can bring them to your seder table. As a plus, our savory Rabbinic Intern Scott Goldberg will be showing us how to make matzah from scratch! Please email us for the Zoom info!

Spiritual Shmutz – Where to Find It and How to Get Rid of It
Monday, April 11, 6pm-7:15pm via Zoom

Preparing for Passover…Mindful LBT presents… Spiritual Shmutz: Where to Find It, and How to Get Rid of It! Join Rabbi Benjamin Ross for the final, pre-Passover session of LBT’s mindfulness initiative From Light to Liberation.

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Shabbat Table Blessings
Friday, April 15 at 5:30pm

Please join us for Table Blessings EARLY, as we bring in the lights of Shabbat and Passover. There will not be a service at Leo Baeck Temple or on Zoom, so that you may enjoy Seder with family and friends. At Table Blessings, we will wish you a “Zissen Pesach,” light Shabbat and Passover candles, and have an opportunity to say Kaddish.

30 Mindful Minutes – Tiny Torah, Silence and Reflection with Rabbi Ross
Tuesday, April 19 at 12pm

Join Rabbi Ross for 30 Mindful Minutes. We invite you to use Zoom’s video feature if you so desire. Please email us for the Zoom info!

LBT Men’s Passover – A Brisk(et) Seder
Tuesday, April 19 at 6pm at the home of LBTer Sid Richman

Join Rabbi Benjamin Ross and LBT Men for a Brisk(et) Passover Seder, plus a lot of fun and camaraderie with your fellow LBT men!
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LBT Women’s Seder
Wednesday, April 20 at 5pm

Join Cantor Kates and Rabbi Berney for a joyous singing seder outside on our Leo Baeck Promenade. We will start early so that we will have daylight to read and warmth to eat together. Because of Covid protocols, we will not have a Charoset or a Dessert table. The caterer will provide both.

Don’t miss out on this special event where we celebrate the Women in the Passover story!
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Evening Jewish Mindfulness Open Sit via Zoom
Thursday, April 21 at 8pm

Embrace the opportunity to stop, center and rest in simplicity together with a weekly short, guided meditation and short, silent sit.  This community and clergy led sit welcomes all levels of familiarity, for those just beginning to more experienced meditation practitioners. Please email us for the Zoom info!

Festival Yizkor Memorial Service
Friday, April 22 at 9am

Join our beautiful and heartwarming Yizkor Service either in-person or online.  It is a special time to remember those who are no longer with us.
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Shabbat Table Blessings
Friday, April 22 at 6pm

Join us via Zoom for Shabbat Table blessings, followed by our Shabbat Service at 6:15pm (see below). Please email us for the Zoom info!

Shabbat Evening Services
Fridays at 6:15pm in the Main Sanctuary – In Person, Indoors, and Virtual

Join us for Friday Night Shabbat services in our spacious Main Sanctuary. As always, our community’s safety is the top priority. In order to attend services indoors, please carefully review our public health protocols for in person attendance below and/or on the registration form.

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To join with us virtually, visit www.leobaecktemple.org/live or our  Leo Baeck Temple Facebook or YouTube pages at the time of the service (no account is necessary).

Shabbat Morning Minyan
Saturday, April 23 at 9:30am – Beit Midrash

Join us in our Beit Midrash for a joyful service in song, and a special Passover Torah reading.
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Tot Shabbat – Passover Edition
Saturday, April 23 at 9:30am – Outdoors

Enjoy Shabbat and celebrate Passover as we gather with Rabbi Berney, Addie, and each other for songs, stories, and more! This service is geared for families with children 6 and younger. It will be held outdoors and everyone 2 and older must wear masks. Click below to register by Thursday, April 21.

This monthly service will be held outdoors and everyone 2 years of age and older must wear masks. Any attendees 12 years old and older must submit proof of vaccination.

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Resources for Putting Together a Passover Seder:

LBT Passover “Mini Cookbook”

Our clergy compiled a list of some of the best Passover recipes that are not only delicious, but meaningful to them. Click below to enjoy!

Haggadot.com is a fantastic website that compiles great information for creating your own seder and learning about different passover rituals at home. It also gives the user the opportunity to create their own Haggadah.

Free, Online Haggadot

Velveteen Rabbi Haggadah 
https://velveteenrabbi.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/vrhaggadah-1.pdf
This open source, regularly updated online haggadah is completely free and extremely accessible

Jew Belong
https://www.jewbelong.com/holidays/passover/
Enter your email address for to get access to this online Haggadah from Jew Belong: a group dedicated to inclusivity in the Jewish community

JQ International GLBT Haggadah 
https://www.haggadot.com/haggadah/jq-international-glbt-haggadah
This LGBT friendly Haggadah is available for download, although they request a donation of $36 to JQ

PJ Library 
https://pjlibrary.org/beyond-books/pjblog/april-2019/find-a-downloadable-haggadah
On this link, you can find all of PJ Library’s resources for downloadable Haggadot that are friendly for children.

And if you haven’t enrolled in PJ Library, you can do so today here! They will send you great books and resources for building your Jewish home.

RAC Resources on Seder
https://rac.org/passover-racial-justice-resources
The Religious Action Center has resources and inserts you can add to put a racial justice spin on your seder

JFREJ Racial Justice Haggadah
https://www.jfrej.org/assets/uploads/Mixed-Multitudes-Haggadah-for-Download.pdf
This Haggadah, created by students at Hebrew Union College, is dedicated toward the fight against racial justice.

AJWS Haggadah
https://ritualwell.org/sites/default/files/AJWS_Haggadah_printable.pdf
American Jewish World Services’ Haggadah about building a just world in the 21st century

Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Haggadah and Resources
https://www.jdcentwine.org/reordered/
JDC Entwine put together resources and Haggadot that is dedicated to celebrating Jewish peoplehood

10 Minute Dayenu Haggadah
https://www.haggadot.com/haggadah/10-minute-dayenu-seder
This Haggadah from the Jewish grandparents network is designed for grandparents hosting multi-generational seders in a very quick fashion.

HIAS Haggadah
https://www.haggadot.com/haggadah/hias-haggadah-2021
In a world with too many refugees, this Haggadah from HIAS weaves together stories of refugees around the world as we celebrate our liberation and freedom.

Haggadot for Purchase that are easy to help lead

A Different Night: The Family Participation Haggadah
https://www.amazon.com/Different-Night-Family-Participation-Haggadah/dp/0966474007

For those leading for the first time, this is an excellent Haggadah to use. It includes five or six “additional readings” on each topic that the leader of the Seder can select and curate as they create the experience. It includes translation, transliteration and Hebrew.

A New American Haggadah
https://www.amazon.com/American-Haggadah-Jonathan-Safran-Foer/dp/0316069876
A beautiful Haggadah created by Jonathan Safran Foer is uniquely crafted for the American Jewish experience.

Passover Graphic Novel
https://www.amazon.com/Passover-Haggadah-Graphic-English-Hebrew/dp/9657760038
Don’t let the name fool you. This has the complete Haggadah in it!

Welcome to the Seder: A Passover Haggadah for Everyone
https://www.amazon.com/Welcome-Seder-Passover-Haggadah-Everyone/dp/0874419743
One of the best Haggadot that makes everyone participating feel welcome!

Open Door Haggadah:
https://www.amazon.com/Open-Door-Passover-Haggadah-English/dp/0881230782
Leo Baeckers may have used this Haggadah in previous years. Sometimes the best option is an option you already know.

Mishkan HaSeder: New Reform Movement Haggadah
https://www.ccarpress.org/shopping_product_detail.asp?pid=50544
This Haggadah published by the Reform movement has a beautiful layout and is easy to follow along.