Today is April 12, 2021 -
1300 North Sepulveda Boulevard|Los Angeles, CA 90049|Phone: 310.476.2861
This Passover, as we find ourselves distanced again, we want to provide you with a variety of meaningful opportunities to prepare for and celebrate Passover, while keeping us connected. We have divided up our programming into three distinct groups:
We hope you will join us in celebration of our people’s journey to freedom as we continue on an individual and collective journey in 2021 – deepening our sense of community and being there for one another … even from afar.
Over the past three years, the Elijah Initiative has matched over 60 LBT members with gracious LBT hosts at their Passover Seders. These Seders have traditionally happened in-person, however this year’s Elijah Initiative is happening over Zoom! That means no need to worry about gluten-free baking, cat allergies, or not enough matzah balls…
Whether you’d benefit from a fresh face around your seder table, are seeking to deepen relationships with other Leo Baeckers, or just want an excuse to make chocolate-covered matzah, you are invited to participate in the Elijah Initiative. As Passover is the most celebrated Jewish holiday in America, we want to be sure that every LBT member has a “square” at a festive Zoom Seder.
Sunday, March 28
Join us for this series of sessions to learn and be together – either as a prelude to your 2nd night seder or as our 2nd night celebration! Come for all or some of the sessions via Zoom.
|3pm-3:50pm||Rise Up: The Women of Passover with Rabbi Lisa Berney & Rabbi Joshua Knobel||
Dive into the Passover story to learn more about the women who helped birth and raise the Israelite nation.
Letting Nazareth and the Wilderness Speak withRev. Victor Cyrus-Franklin & Rabbi Benjamin Ross
|A Mindfulness Exploration of Internal Enslavement & its Barriers to Our Shared Liberation|
Song of Liberation and Freedom with Rabbi Ken Chasen & Cantor Linda Kates
|Join us in song as we sing our way through the Civil Rights movement, the 60’s and even a few traditional Passover songs.|
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Read our Passover Supplement on our website here or you can download and print it by clicking the down arrow on the tool bar below.
Velveteen Rabbi Haggadah – This open source, regularly updated online haggadah is completely free and extremely accessible
Jew Belong – Enter your email address to get access to this online Haggadah from Jew Belong: a group dedicated to inclusivity in the Jewish community
JQ International GLBT Haggadah – This LGBT friendly Haggadah is available for download, although they request a donation of $36 to JQ
Haggadot.com – This website has myriad Haggadah options and even allows you to build your own Haggadah
PJ Library – 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 – The Religious Action Center has resources and inserts you can add to put a racial justice spin on your seder
AJWS Haggadah – American Jewish World Services’ Haggadah about building a just world in the 21st century
A Different Night: The Family Participation Haggadah – 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 – A beautifully crafted Haggadah created by Jonathan Safran Foer is uniquely crafted for the American Jewish experience.
Passover Graphic Novel – Don’t let the name fool you. This has the complete Haggadah in it!
Welcome to the Seder: A Passover Haggadah for Everyone – One of the best Haggadot that makes everyone participating feel welcome!
Open Door Haggadah – Leo Baeckers may have used this Haggadah last year. Sometimes in an uncertain year, the best option is returning to a known Haggadah.
Mishkan HaSeder: New Reform Movement Haggadah – This new Haggadah published by the Reform movement has a beautiful layout and is easy to follow along.