Let us tell the stories and make merry the occasions of this year 5777,
remembering that this is the time for use to celebrate
freedom, redemption and victory over wrong-doing.
Passover 2017 begins Monday evening, April 10, and ends Tuesday evening, April 18. The first Passover Seder is on the evening of Monday, April 10, and the second Passover Seder takes place on the evening of Tuesday, April 11.
Passover, or Pesach in Hebrew, is one of the three major pilgrimage festivals of ancient Israel. Originally a combination of a couple of different spring festivals, it is a commemoration of the Exodus from Egypt–especially the night when God “passed over” the houses of the Israelites during the tenth plague–and of the following day, when the Israelites had to leave Egypt hurriedly. Centered on the family or communal celebration of the Seder (ritual meal), Passover is one of the most beloved of all Jewish holidays.
For Children: Kids, you play the most important role! That’s right. Every year when we retell the story of our Freedom from Egypt, we begin with the children’s questions and the story is told as an answer! So, take the Freedom Challenge and win awesome prizes! Also, head over to Bimbam.com to learn Seder basics, plus the words to lots of songs you and your family might want to know.
For Adults: Try these 10 tips to spice up your Seder and keep it exciting for all participants. Additionally, you might want to review tips for including people with disabilities in your Purim and Passover celebrations.