Passover

7 Family-Friendly Ways to Celebrate Passover in Detroit

Pesah celebration concept (jewish Passover holiday).

Grab a box of matzah, because Passover is right around the corner. To help get you in a Passover groove, we’ve put together some of the best ways to celebrate with the family in the metro Detroit area. Need Seder plans? We’ve also included a list of community Seders held at area synagogues. And because you totally deserve a fun night out, we’ve listed two events just for grown-ups, so give your favorite babysitter a call.

If you’re looking for some Passover food-spiration, check out these six Matzah Toppings from Around the World or this recipe for matzah tiramisu. Need a quick refresher on all things Passover? We’ve got that too.


Passover 2017 begins on Monday evening, April 10 and continues until sundown on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.


Shabbat for Tots -Matzah Madness
Celebrate Shabbat and Passover with songs, prayers, crafts, and snacks. For families with children ages 5 and under. Free
Temple Israel, 5725 Walnut Lake Rd, West Bloomfield
Saturday, April 1, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

First Night Seder
Seder will be led by Rabbi Rubenstein with special activities for kids and a delicious kosher for Passover meal without the cooking and cleaning. RSVP required. $47/adult, $30/child 4 – 12, 3 and under are free
Congregation Beth Ahm, 5075 W Maple Rd, West Bloomfield
Monday, April 10, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Family Passover Seder
Experience a Passover Seder in the homes of one of the synagogue Rabbis. Organized by The Shul – Chabad Lubavitch, RSVP required.
The Shemtov, Stein & Eliefja homes, West Bloomfield
Monday, April 10 & Tuesday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.

Temple Beth El Annual Family Passover Seder
Family-friendly Seder with a family-style meal catered by Cutting Edge Cuisine, kid-friendly food available. RSVP required. $47/adult, $30/child 4 – 12, 3 and under are free
Temple Beth El, 7400 Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Hills
Tuesday, April 11, 6 – 8 p.m.

Temple Kol Ami Second Night Seder
A fun, informal, and interactive Seder for all ages led by synagogue clergy and catered by Kosher Dish, vegetarian options available. RSVP required, call (248) 661-0040. $40/adult, $25/child 12 & under, 5 and under are free.
Temple Kol Ami, 5085 Walnut Lake Rd, West Bloomfield
Tuesday, April 11, 6 – 9:30 p.m.

Congregation Shir Tikvah Second Night Seder
Seder includes a catered meal, vegetarian options available, guests are encouraged to bring their own bottle of wine. RSVP required.$28/adult, $15/child, 4 and under are free
Congregation Shir Tikvah, 3900 Northfield Pkwy, Troy
Tuesday, April 11, 5 p.m.

Passover Family Fun Day
Unlimited family fun with AISH Detroit including a ropes course, mini golf, climbing wall, laser tag, and basketball courts. A kosher for Passover meal will be served. Buy tickets in advance or at the door. $54/family of 4, $15/additional family members ages 5 and up.
Joe Dumars Field House. 45300 Mound Rd, Shelby Twp
Sunday, April 16, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Just for Grown-Ups

Kosher for Passover Night Out With NEXTGEN Detroit
A kosher for Passover night out with a food, wine, and a unique improv comedy show about the story of Passover, register online. $10/pp
Go Comedy! Improv Theater, 261 E. 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale

Thursday, April 13, 7 p.m.

Leaving Egypt: An Artistic Exodus at the DIA
An evening of Passover-inspired food, drink, music, theater, and interactive art. Adults only, RSVP requested. $25/person
Detroit Institute of Art, 5200 Woodward Ave
Saturday, April 15, 8 – 11 p.m.

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