Passover 2016 is right around the corner. It’s time to stop casually cruising by the boxes of matzah at the grocery store and start planning for the holiday. To help you out, we’ve rounded up a list of everything Passover-related in the metro-Detroit area—from matzah baking and traditional seders to alternative seders that cover everything with chocolate or raise awareness of food insecurity. We’ve also got the 411 on vacation camps that will keep the kids out of the house and having fun if their school is closed for the holiday.
Passover begins at sundown on Friday, April 22, 2016 and continues through Saturday evening, April 30, 2016.
Shabbat for Tots – Matzah Madness
Celebrate Shabbat and Passover with songs, prayers, snacks, and crafts. For families with children ages 5 and under, RSVP requested.
Temple Israel, 5725 Walnut Lake Rd, West Bloomfield
Saturday, April 9, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Micha-Mocha Chocolate Seder
Make and taste chocolate covered matzah, drink mocha, and explore Passover in other sweet and tasty ways. RSVP requested.
JCC of Metro Detroit, 6600 W. Maple Rd, West Bloomfield
Sunday, April 10, 1 -3 p.m
Sunday, April 17, 1 -4 p.m.
Yad Ezra Hunger Seder – Taking it on the Road
A unique seder experience and haggadah designed to raise awareness of people who are food insecure in Michigan.
MSU Hillel, 360 Charles St, East Landing
Wednesday, April 13, 5 – 6 p.m.
B’nai Moshe Chocolate Seder
A chocolate seder at Moishe House in Royal Oak with young adults from Congregation B’nai Moshe. RSVP requested.
Moishe House, 402 N. Washington Ave., Royal Oak
Wednesday, April 20, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Bais Chabad Torah Center 1st Night Seder
A traditional first night seder at the home of Rabbi Shneur and Mrs. Zeesy Silberberg with children’s activities and a gourmet Passover dinner. RSVP requested.
6231 Ramwyck Court, West Bloomfield
Friday, April 22, 8 p.m.
Temple Kol Ami 2nd Night Seder
A kosher for Passover seder catered by Dish Kosher Cuisine and led by Rabbi Norman Roman. Cost of the seder includes a donation to MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, vegetarian options available, RSVP required.
Temple Kol Ami, 5085 Walnut Lake Rd, West Bloomfield
Saturday, April 23, 6 – 10 p.m.
Preschool Passover Camp
Full or half days available, hot kosher for Passover lunch by Quality Kosher Catering, all food served will be kosher for Passover. For children ages 3 – 5 years, register online.
Temple Shaarey Zedek, 27375 Bell Rd, Southfield
Monday, April 25 – Thursday, April 28, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Ramah Fellows Passover Camp
A four-day Passover camp experience led by Camp Ramah’s Metro Detroit Fellows. For children in grades K – 5, kosher for Passover lunch and snacks provided, RSVP required.
Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 27375 Bell Rd, Southfield
Monday, April 25 – Thursday, April 28, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Looking for some additional inspiration? Here are 5 Passover Seder Hacks You Need to Know, the one book Mayim Bialik wants you to read for Passover, and 6 Kitschy Passover Gifts & Accessories for the Whole Family.