Passover Resource Page

How to join our Passover Seder on Thursday, April 9, 2020

The Seder will begin promptly at 6 pm.

If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, or have previously had problems with it, please plan to join us between 5:30 and 5:45 pm so that we can make sure you’re connected properly.

We have a Zoom “how to” page here: https://emanuelrochester.org/how-to-join-an-online-zoom-meeting/

To join the Seder by computer, click this link: https://zoom.us/j/222865860.

To join the Seder by phone, dial 929-205-6099 and, when prompted, enter the meeting ID: 724 446 818.

Whether you are joining by computer or phone, you will need the meeting password: 332051.

What to have at home to participate

We will be having an abbreviated service that will include the best-loved parts of the Seder and take about an hour. Please click here for our special Haggadah (Passover prayerbook), which you can print out ahead of time or display on your screen next to the Zoom window during the Seder.

For the Seder we will be using the symbolic foods that are part of the ceremony:

  • Four cups of wine or juice
  • Karpas – green vegetable (usually parsley or celery) and salt water for dipping it.
  • Matzah – unleavened bread.
  • Maror – bitter herb (usually horseradish but it can also be romaine, endive, celery or another vegetable with some bitterness to it).
  • Charoset – symbolizing the mortar the slaves used for the bricks. Ashkenazi Jews make theirs from apples, walnuts, spices, and wine. Sephardi Jews use dates, figs, and other fruits. (See Recipes section below.)
  • Beitzah – a roasted egg symbolizing the renewal of life at this season.
  • Zeroah – a lamb shank bone representing the Passover sacrifice – vegetarians (and others) substitute a red vegetable, such as a beet.

It is traditional to prepare a special Seder Plate with Karpas, Maror, Haroset, Beitzah, and Zeroah. If you don’t have one made especially for that purpose, any nice dish will work. In addition to the Seder Plate, it is customary to wrap or cover three pieces of matzah, to be used during the ceremony.

We will also be using two special cups:

  • The Cup of Elijah, filled with wine
  • The Cup of Miriam, filled with water

Seder songs

Recipes for Passover

 

 

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