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21 Ways to Celebrate Passover With Kids in Baltimore

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Start stocking up on matzah and macaroons because Passover is right around the corner!

There are loads of fun and family-friendly ways to celebrate this year. You can indulge in a chocolate seder, bake your own matzah, attend a family sing-along, check out a story time or two, and more. Looking for a family-friendly seder or somewhere to send your kids during school break? We’ve got you covered.

Passover 2018 begins on Friday evening, March 30 and continues until the evening of Saturday, March 7.


PJ Library Chocolate Seder
A yummy, chocolatey version of the Passover seder with chocolate milk, matzah, and other treats. RSVP requested. $18/family
Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave
Sunday, March 18, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Passover Free Play
Drop-in for holiday-themed free play. You can pretend to cross the red sea, play with 10 plagues puppets, build a pyramid, and more.
J Town, 5700 Park Heights Ave
Monday, March 19, 10 a.m.

Rosh Chodesh Celebration
Celebrate the new month of Nissan by learning about the Hebrew calendar, the phases of the moon, and upcoming holidays through stories, songs, and games.
J Town, 5700 Park Heights Ave
Monday, March 19, 2 p.m.

Hands-on Holidays—Passover
Learn about the holiday of Passover through stories, songs, and crafts at this free, drop-in program for children ages 5 and under. Choose from three different days and locations.
Enoch Pratt Central Library, 400 Cathedral St
Wednesday, March 21, 10:30 a.m.
Ivy Book Shop, 6080 Falls Rd
Sunday, March 25, 10 a.m.
Enoch Pratt Library-Roland Park, 5108 Roland Rd
Tuesday, April 3, 10:30 a.m.

PJ Library Passover Pop Up
Take a break from grocery shopping for storytime and a Passover craft. Free.
Giant, 6340 York Rd
Thursday, March 22, 10 a.m.

Passover Community Craft
Drop into JTown and make your own miniature seder plate and Passover pillow to use while reclining at your seder.
J Town, 5700 Park Heights Ave
Thursday, March 22, 11 a.m.

Downtown Baltimore JCC Passover Party
Get ready for Passover with PJ Library stories, songs, and holiday-themed crafts.
Downtown Baltimore JCC, 1118 Light St
Friday, March 23, 10 a.m.

Passover Concert & Sing-Along
Join local Jewish folk singer Spice for a holiday-themed concert geared toward ages 4 and under, followed by a sing-a-long for families with children of all ages. Free with museum admission.
Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd St
Sunday, March 25, 10 a.m. (concert) & 11:30 a.m. (family sing-along)


Trio Sefardi in Concert: A Celebration of Purim, Passover, Life & Love
A concert with acclaimed Sephardic music trio Trio Sefardi featuring holiday songs, love songs, and other selections.
Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd St
Sunday, March 25, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

The Matzah Factory
An interactive retelling of the Passover story followed by a hands-on matzah baking experience. RSVP requested.
Weinberg Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave
Sunday, March 25, 2 – 3 p.m.

Bake Matzah With B’nai Israel!
Bake your own shmurah matzah with families from B’nai Israel and Congregation Ohev Sholom in Washington DC. Fun for all ages. Limited space available, RSVP required.
Ohev Sholom, 1600 Jonquil St NW, Washington
Sunday, March 25, 7:45 – 9:15 p.m.

Passover Chaggiga
Get in the Passover spirit with a full day of games, holiday-themed activities, a puppet show, and other fun.
J Town, 5700 Park Heights Ave
Tuesday, March 27, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

School’s Out – Vacation Day Programs
No school? No problem! Bring your kid to the J for a fun day of indoor and outdoor sports, cooking, aerobics, and other kinds of fun. For grades K – 5. Choose from two locations. Advance registration required.
Owings Mills JCC, 3506 Gwynbrook Ave
Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave
Wednesday, March 28 – Friday, March 30

Mother Goose on the Loose With a Jewish Twist
Celebrate Passover with songs, puppets, rhymes, and musical instruments in this nursery-rhyme based program.
J Town, 5700 Park Heights Ave
Wednesday, March 28, 11 a.m. – Noon

Chabad Owings Mills – First Seder
A lively, warm Passover seder with a full catered dinner, family seating, and a Hebrew/English Haggadah. Reservations required. $40/adult, $20/child
Owings Mills Chabad Center, 11299 Owings Mills Blvd
Friday, March 30, 7:15 p.m.

Chabad Downtown Community Seder
An interactive and welcoming seder for young professionals, individuals, and families featuring a 3-course dinner and international wines. No prior Hebrew or Jewish knowledge necessary. Reservations required.
Chabad of Downtown, 407 South High St
Friday, March 30, 7:45 p.m.

Bolton Street Synagogue Annual Community Second Seder
A family-friendly, warm, and inclusive seder led by Rabbi Andy Gordon and Cantor Karen Weber.
212 W. Cold Spring Lane
Saturday, March 31, 6 – 9 p.m.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Second Seder
Community seder led by Rabbi Sachs-Kohen and Rabbinic Intern Mikey Hess Webber with a buffet dinner. Advance registration required.
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave
Saturday, March 31, 5 – 8 p.m.

B’nai Israel Second Night Seder
A traditional Passover seder in partnership with the National Jewish Outreach Program (NJOP)
B’nai Israel, 27 Lloyd St
Saturday, March 31, 8 p.m.

Pesach Together Second Night Seder
An uplifting seder experience for all ages with stories, prizes for kids and an all-inclusive seder meal with wine and shmurah matzah. Reservations required.
Suburban Orthodox Congregation, 7504 Seven Mile Lane
Saturday, March 31, 8:30 p.m.

Chocolate Seder
A delicious, dairy and vegetarian version of the Passover seder. RSVP required.
Congregation Beit Tikvah, 5802 Roland Ave
Friday, April 6, 6:30 p.m.

More Family Fun

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Music Box Series: In The Treetops
A musical exploration for babies and toddlers featuring interactive performances of light-hearted, classical tunes by a small ensemble of BSO musicians. Best for ages 6 months – 3 years. Tickets required for ages 6 months and up.
Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Owings Mills
Sunday, March 18, 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

Dear Edwina Jr.
A heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up from the creators of Junie B. Jones the musical. Presented by The JCC’s Children’s Theater Production Company
Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Owings Mills
Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m. & Sunday, March 25, 4:30 p.m.

AVIV Family Farm Festival
Celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday and the coming of spring with volunteer projects, snacks, zip line, spots, and baby goats! Advance registration requested.
Pearlstone Center, 5425 Mt. Gilead Rd, Reisterstown
Sunday, April 8, 10:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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