Community Second Seder

April 9, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

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Join Rabbi Gluck and Student Cantor Simkin as they lead us on the second night of Pesach in a Zoom Seder!

15 Nisan, Thursday, April 9 • 6:00 p.m.

Homes from across our temple family will connect online to share a joyous celebration. We’re asking you to register so we can ensure the correct online platform. Resources will be sent to all registrants.

Note, as of this morning (April 9) our Zoom meeting is full.  You can still participate via LiveStream. No need to register, just follow this link to the LiveStream event which begins at 6:00 p.m. The Haggadah will be shown on screen. Use the Chat feature to enter the discussion.

We’re looking forward to celebrating Pesach with you!


Here are some links/tips to help enliven your experience:

Tips for participating:

  • Our goal is to conclude the Seder in about an hour. The Seder will be held in one session and your dinner can follow. Plan your meal to begin around 7:00 to 7:15 p.m.
  • Have your own candles, kiddush cup, Seder plate, matzah, and other ritual foods at the ready.
  • The blessings over the food (karpas, matzah) are toward the beginning. Snacking through the remainder of the Seder is totally OK.
  • Try to set-up your table so that everyone can see the computer screen.
  • The Haggadah will be shown on screen. Feel free to read and sing along.
  • Questions and discussions are central to the Seder experience. We will be using the chat box for our conversation. The questions are meant to prompt discussion over dinner.
  • As the Seder winds down, we will conclude with singing. If your dinner awaits, feel free to leave the session, or leave the connection open and sing along. The chat box will also remain open after the conclusion of the Seder for you to continue the conversation.
  • We recommend that one person at each location serve as the “Leader” — dealing with the chat box, pointing to items on the Seder plate, hiding the afikomen, etc. (Don’t hide the afikomen too well as the kids won’t have that much time to search.)

For households with kids: The Passover Seder is meant to be a lively, interactive experience that engages all participants of every age. Virtual Seders may make this challenging. Here are some ideas to fully engage our youngest participants via virtual Passover Seders.

  • Create an afikomen bag together. (The afikomen is the piece of middle matzah that is hidden during a Seder). This link offers two simple versions of this craft.
  • Make stick figure puppets of the Passover story characters. Here is a link to this simple craft with a free printable template.
  • Make finger puppets of the Ten Plagues. Here are free printable templates.
  • Print Seder place mats with a variety of activities for kids.
  • Print a hidden frog coloring page. Children can search for the hidden frogs and color.
  • Play Seder Bingo.