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Passover

Get Your Kids Ready for Passover 2016 with These New York Events

Jewish traditional Passover matzo bread

Passover 2016 is just two weeks away, and preparation starts NOW. Whether your family members are unleavened bread experts or newbies, these events will help get you in a Passover mood and might even give you inspiration for this year’s seders.

Still need plans for seder? Check out the list of seders below, but be sure to RSVP so they have enough matzah and wine for everyone.

Passover 2016 begins at sundown on Friday, April 22 and continues until sundown on Saturday, April 30.

Brooklyn

Passover Matzah Factory
Mix, punch, roll, and bake your very own matzahs to take home.
Jewish Children’s Museum, 792 Eastern Parkway
Sunday, April 10, 1 – 3 p.m.

Long Island

JWOW Kids Co-Op
Celebrate Passover with stories, crafts, and fun. Best for ages 3 – 6, older siblings are welcome, RSVP requested.
Sandbox Playspace, 51 Gibson Ave, Huntington
Sunday, April 10, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Manhattan

Matzapalooza! Reimagining Passover
Get ready for Passover with a day chock full of activities. Watch Passover cooking demonstrations, design a family haggadah, learn Passover songs, and make crafts to use at your seder. When you’re done, check out the kosher for Passover marketplace for new delicacies to add to your Passover table. Fun for all ages, RSVP requested.
Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, Downtown
Sunday, April 10, Noon – 3 p.m.

Pre-Passover Bootcamp
Get ready for Passover with separate activities for kids, teens, and adults. Kids will touch, smell, and smush their way through a sensory seder table, while adults learn new Passover cocktails with Gefilteria. RSVP requested.
TriBeCa Synagogue, 49 White St, Downtown
Sunday, April 10, 2- 5 p.m.

Passover & Me
Welcome Shabbat with prayers and songs as well as a special Passover-themed activity and snack. Best for children ages 6 and under, older siblings welcome, RSVP requested.
Congregation Or Zarua, 127 East 82nd. Street, Upper East Side
Friday, April 15, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

Westchester

Young Families Passover Pandemonium
Tot Shabbat, music, crafts, and games for families with kids ages 6 months – 2nd grade, older siblings welcome. Free “bring your own bread” Shabbat dinner, sandwich fillings provided, RSVP requested.
Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester, 2125 Westchester Avenue East, Rye
Friday, April 15, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Passover Seders

Brooklyn

1st & 2nd Night Seders
Traditional 1st and 2nd night Passover seders. RSVP requested.
Cong. Bnai Avraham/Chabad of Brooklyn Heights, 117 Remsen St
Friday, April 22 & Saturday, April 23, 8:15 p.m.

Long Island

Passover Seder
Welcome the first night of Passover with a seder full of songs and stories led by Rabbi Ben Herman and Cantor Barry Black. Open to all ages, RSVP requested.
Jericho Jewish Center, 430 N Broadway, Jericho
Friday, April 22, 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Congregational Seder
A traditional kosher-for-Passover seder led by synagogue clergy with musical accompaniment. RSVP requested.
Temple Or Elohim, 18 Tobie Lane, Jericho
Sunday, April 23, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Manhattan

Escape from Egypt – 1st Night Seder
An interactive, kid-friendly family seder with a fun re-enactment of the Exodus story. Geared toward families with young children, RSVP requested.
Chabad of the West Side, 166 West 97th Street, Upper West Side
Friday, April 22, 7 p.m.

First Night Seder
Sutton Place Synagogue’s 40th annual Passover seder. Open to all ages, vegetarian meals available if requested, RSVP requested.
Friday, April 22, 6:15 – 9 p.m., Upper East Side

Pesach Seder with Chabad Israel Center
Enjoy a community seder with hand-baked matzah, four cups of wine, songs, and a delicious dinner in a warm and heimische environment. RSVP requested.
Liederkranz Ballroom, 6 E 87th St, Upper East Side
Friday, April 22, 8 – 10 p.m.

2nd Night Seder
An interactive, clergy-led seder with singing, storytelling, and a festive kosher for Passover meal. RSVP requested.
Congregation Habonim, 103 West End Avenue, Upper West Side
Saturday, April 23, 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Queens

Passover Community Seder
Lay-led community seder open to people of all ages and backgrounds with a catered buffet dinner. RSVP requested.
Jackson Heights 75th St between 35th and 37th Ave, exact address given upon RSVP.
Saturday, April 23, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Still can’t find a seder that meets your needs? Check out UJA-Federation of NY’s Seder Finder for additional listings.


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