Passover (Pesach)

Passover commemorates the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt which led to the birth of the Jewish nation at Sinai.

Welcome to the NJOP Passover Guide!

With less than a month till Passover, the Jewish community is in a flurry of activity and you’ll probably notice that the supermarket shelves are suddenly stocked with matzah, gefilte fish, and those special Passover jellied-sugar fruit candies.

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.

Click here to see if there is a Passover Across America 2023 Community Seder taking place near you.

Passover Seder Cheat Sheet

Whether you are planning to run your own seder, attend a seder with friends or family, or haven’t yet decided, the Passover Seder Cheat Sheet contains insights and information to enhance your entire Passover experience. Starting with basic questions such as “What is a seder?” and ending with “What should we eat?” it is the essential pre-Passover “how-to” guide.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Print the Passover Seder Cheat Sheet or use the interface on this page to view or download.

Passover Videos

Passover Seder 101

Web Series

Watch NJOP’s Passover Seder Web Series corresponding to the 15 steps of the seder. Featuring Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald, Founder and Director of NJOP.

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Best Seder in the USA

(The Passover Song)

Jewish Treats and @JewishTweets presents an NJOP Project from the ‘Nice Jewish Boy’ series.

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Passover Programs

Here are several excellent Passover programming options in which you can participate or offer in your community.

Passover Across America

The goal of this program is to enable Jewish organizations and synagogues to offer a hands-on explanatory seder to Jews of limited religious background, helping participants develop a deeper understanding of, and appreciation for, the…

Model Seder

NJOP’s Model Seder program is the perfect dry run, whether participants will be leading or attending a seder. Complete with the songs, customs and reasons behind the recitation of specific sections of the Haggadah, your seder experience will never…

Passover Workshop

There’s no better way to gain an appreciation for the Passover story than to attend a Passover Workshop. The materials help guide participants through an overview of the holiday. A series of questions, answers and supporting…

Beginner's Haggadah

Concise commentary and provocative questions to inspire further thought, as well as proposed answers. The Haggadah has English, Hebrew and user-friendly translations and transliteration…

Hebrew Reading Crash Course

A Hebrew Reading coure is the perfect way to start the Passover season. Imagine the students’ delight when they are able to read the Haggadah at their Passover seder. And for more advanced students, try NJOP’s…

Send us message to have us contact you about running any of our Passover programs or call 1-800-44-HEBREW.