A Guide To Hosting Your First Passover Seder

A Guide To Your First Passover Seder

No one automatically knows how to run a Passover seder. There’s always a first seder. We learn through watching others, planning, practicing, and sitting through uncomfortable silences as no one wants to read the next paragraph.

However, as daunting as it is to get started, anyone can lead a great seder. The Passover seder can be a meaningful time for all with some preparation, a few homework assignments, and a good effort. Or at least it will be meaningful for someone.

We think anyone can do it, and that means you. Yes, you the reader of this post.

To help you do that, we’ve put together a collection of great posts that will help you get started.

Passover Basics

The Passover seder is the cumulative result of untold generations of Jews telling the same story, the Exodus from Egypt.

Hametz, is defined as any food made of wheat, barley, oats, spelt, and rye—that has been made wet and left unbaked for more than 18 minutes.

Preparing the Kitchen

This is a simplified guide on how to kasher (make kosher) various items in your kitchen, especially for Passover.

Preparing the Seder

If this is your first-time hosting a Passover Seder, here are seven tips to make it a memorable and meaningful experience!

The key to hosting a successful seder for everyone is to articulate a bold purpose in gathering and map the journey.

The Seder is a potpourri of powerful rituals, wise rabbinic aphorisms, and opportunities to elevate the mundanities of eating into holiness.

Hosting a Zoom seder is not just putting a webcam on your seder plate. These tips will ensure your guests won’t succumb to Zoom fatigue.

Getting Deeper

Spiritually preparing for Passover not an intellectual exercise. It’s a spiritual invitation to ask ourselves: am I willing to get free?

Combining lessons from the Mishnah and Human Resources, we realize that asking questions is the path to greater understanding.

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