Passover

April 1-7, 2018

Note: The first seder is held the evening of March 30.

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.

 

Visit our Passover Essentials page to grab your copy of our Passover Seder Cheat Sheet, watch our Passover Seder Web Series, sing along to our “Best Seder in the USA” video and more.