Friday, March 30, 2012
Passover with Children
Like many other Jews out there, I am gearing up for Passover. I have never been all that observant when it comes to Jewish holidays but last year I hosted and ran the Seder. I wasn't sure exactly how I wanted it to go. Was I going to be steeped in tradition and read the Haggadah cover to cover or attempt something different. I ended up deciding to use a children's Seder which would be turn out to be extremely funny as the bulk of the guests were adults. We rapped the four questions, used finger puppets to act out the plagues and even had Grandma participate in a Matzoh Ball toss (I recommend using tarps and rain jackets for this). No matter what your traditions might be, I think it is important to take the time and share Passover with your families. Just the act of recognizing that Jews were emancipated from slavery is important part of sharing our Jewish heritage. In order to make the Seder a bit more interesting though, I have scouted out a few websites for you and your family. Check them out and enjoy!
Posted by Danny Glassman at 8:00 AM