April 14-22, 2014
Note: Holiday begins sundown on April 13
Welcome to the NJOP Passover Guide!
You’ve probably noticed that the supermarket shelves are suddenly stocked with matzah, gefilte fish, and those special Passover jellied-sugar fruit candies. With less than a month till Passover, the Jewish community is in a flurry of activity. The seven day (8 days outside of Israel) holiday of Passover commemorates the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt which led to the birth of the Jewish nation at Sinai. The Passover Seder, which is held on the first (and second night outside of Israel) of Passover, is perhaps the most widely observed Jewish practice. This outline will provide you with the basics of the Passover holiday, laws and customs.
1) As featured on NBC’s Today Show as the Passover video that you shouldn’t Pass Over, NJOP helps get you in the Passover spirit with our new hit, Best Seder in the USA! View it here!
2) Download your copy of Jewish Treat’s exclusive Guide to Preparing a Passover Seder. Whether it is your first time hosting or not, this guide will give your the insights you need to help make this year’s seder the best ever! Download it here!
3) NJOP has created 15 short webisodes to walk you through the essential elements of the Passover Seder! You can find them here!
- The Story of the Exodus
- Chametz Deadlines and Candlelighting Times
- Passover Preparations
- How To
- The Seder Plate
- The Seder
- The Counting of the Omer
- Passover Writings
- Festival Facts
- Passover Dictionary
- International Customs
- Recommended Passover Reading
- Beginners Haggadah