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Passover

17 Family-Friendly Passover Events in Baltimore

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Spring has officially sprung in Baltimore, and Passover is right around the corner. We’ve put together a list of hands-on ways to introduce your little ones to the holiday, ranging from story times to family fun on the farm – with baby goats! Still need Seder plans? We’ve included a list of community Seders held at synagogues and other locations.

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, 2017 and continues until sundown on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.


Passover Events 

Pesach Car Vac
Let the Boy Scouts vacuum clean your car for Passover. Be sure to register with your preferred time slot. $20/car, $25/minivan
Ner Tamid 6214 Pimlico Rd
Sunday, April 2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Babies, Books & Bagels: Passover Edition
Listen to a Passover story, create your matzah cover and nosh on bagels & juice along with other parents with babies and toddlers ages 0 – 18 months. RSVP requested. Free
Owings Mills JCC, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave
Sunday, April 2, 11 a.m.

Chocolate Seder
A delicious, chocolate-y version of the Passover Seder. Advance registration requested. Sponsored by PJ Library. The Hebrew Learning Center, and Eldersburg Jewish Congregation.
Freedom Optimist Hall, 6415 Sykesville Rd, Sykesville
Sunday, April 2, 2:30 – 4 p.m.


Passover Super Stars
Help JTown get ready for Passover and make sure there is no chametz in the bakery, grocery, or house.
JTown, 5700 Park Heights Ave.
Monday, April 3, 3 p.m. & Thursday, April 6, 10 a.m.

Hands On Holidays – Passover
Learn about the holiday of Passover with stories, songs, and crafts. For children ages 5 and under. Drop-in. Choose from two different days and locations.
Enoch Pratt Library, 5108 Roland Ave
Tuesday, April 4, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Enoch Pratt Central Library, 400 Cathedral St
Wednesday, April 5, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

An Explorer’s Desire
Reflect on the immigrant experience through theater, self-reflection and dialogue inspired by the introspective steps of the Passover Seder. Organized by the Jewish Museum of Maryland, the Global Theatre Project, and the Immigrant Outreach Service Center of Baltimore
Lloyd Street Synagogue, 15 Lloyd St
Wednesday, April 5, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Mother Goose on the Loose – Passover
A nursery rhyme-based program for ages 3 and under and their grown-ups with Passover characters, songs, stories, puppets, and musical instruments.
JTown, 5700 Park Heights Ave.
Thursday, April 6, 11 a.m. – Noon

Downtown Passover Party
Join the Downtown Baltimore JCC and Beth El for PJ Library story time, crafts, and songs.
Downtown Baltimore JCC, 1118 Light St
Friday, April 7, 10 a.m.

Seder Plate Scavenger Hunt
Search for different items that belong on the Seder plate during JTown’s weekly tot Shabbat.
JTown, 5700 Park Heights Ave
Friday, April 7, 11 a.m.

Red Sea Parade
March to the music and parade through the Red Sea like Moses and the Jewish people in the story of Passover.
JTown, 5700 Park Heights Ave
Friday, April 7, 11 a.m.

AVIV Family Farm Festival – Passover Edition
Have some family fun on the farm, meet the baby goats, and enjoy live music and snacks. $25/car
Pearlstone Center, 5425 Mt. Gilead Rd
Sunday, April 16, 1 – 4 p.m.

Passover Seders


First Night Seder – Beit Tikvah

Celebrate the first night of Passover with a pot luck style dinner at the Baltimore Science Fiction Society.
Baltimore Science Fiction Society, 3310 E Baltimore St
Monday, April 10, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Second Night Family Seder – Har Sinai
A family-friendly Reform Seder with Har Sinai Congregation
Har Sinai Congregation, 2905 Walnut Ave, Owings Mills
Tuesday, April 11, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Communal Second Night Seder – Kol HaLev
A communal kosher-style Seder with Kol HaLev Synagogue
Kol HaLev Synagogue, 6200 N Charles St
Tuesday, April 11, 6 p.m.

Bolton Street Second Night Community Passover Seder
A family-friendly, inclusive Seder led by Rabbi John Franken. RSVP required.
Bolton Street Synagogue, 212 W. Cold Spring Ln
Tuesday, April 11, 6 – 9 p.m.

Second Seder – Ner Tamid
Ner Tamid Congregation’s 4th annual Seder, advance registration required.
Ner Tamid Congregation, 6214 Pimlico Rd
Tuesday, April 11, 8:15 p.m.

Pesach Across America Second Seder
A family-friendly and engaging Seder experience at Suburban Orthodox Congregation. Advance registration required.
Suburban Orthodox Congregation, 7504 Seven Mile Ln
Tuesday, April 11, 8:30 – 11:30 p.m.

Other Family Fun

Tiyul Outdoor Adventures
An immersive, drop-off nature experience for kids in grades 2 – 5. Parents are invited to participate in a concurrent volunteer farm project or enjoy the grounds. Advance registration requested.
Pearlstone Center, 5425 Mt. Gilead Rd
Sunday, April 9, 2 – 5 p.m.

Mosaic Making
Make your own mosaic hamsa with mosaic artist Rabbi Gila Ruskin. Bring a small object that connects you to the Earth or a memory to incorporate into the design.
The Soul Center, 8101 Park Heights Ave
Sunday, April 16, 4 – 5 p.m.

STEAM Play Date
A morning of exploration, learning, and play for ages 3 and up. RSVP requested.
Krieger Schechter Day School, 8100 Stevenson Rd
Sunday, April 30, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Havdalah & Movie Night
View the movie “The Man From Earth” followed by a discussion of religious themes in science fiction.
Congregation Beth Tikvah, 5802 Roland Ave
Saturday, April 29, 8:15 p.m.

Joan Nathan at the American Visionary Art Museum
A question and answer session with renowned cookbook author Joan Nathan followed by a book signing and reception. Come early or stay late for a tour of the museum’s exhibits.
American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy
Sunday, April 30, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

 

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