Last Minute Ways to Spice up your Seder

Family rituals have a lot to do with why some of us look forward to Passover– and why some of us don’t.

Horseradish-stained Haggadot, Elijah’s cup your cousin made in third grade, and of course, the smell of Bubbie’s soup help create the comfortable feeling of this spring holiday.

But, regardless of how you feel about the holiday, it can feel a bit odd trying to incorporate modern and innovative themes into this v old, very traditional holiday about freedom. But making this holiday fun and meaningful is the best way to avoid the fifth question– “are we done yet?”

So if you haven’t ordered the Hogwarts Haggadah, don’t worry! It will probably be on sale soon and you can preorder it for next year.

In the meantime, we highly suggest flipping through It breaks up the steps of the seder so you can curate a Haggadah that is reflective of you and your values. SO. COOL.

For all the HamilJews out there, the Hamilton Haggadah is ready to download. It is written by two Philly-based Reconstructionist Rabbis-to-be!

If you find that the powers-that-be at your seder aren’t down with your Jewish creativity– tell ’em BOY BYE.

Traditional picture of Moses parting the red sea with Beyonce lyrics "Tell Him Boy, Bye" on top

Just kidding, you probably don’t want to do that. But you can compromise by sprinkling some Beyonce Seder Memes on the table or adding some Manischewitz Sangria to the alcohol line-up.

Also, make sure to save room for the great community seders and events happening in Philly throughout the week. Save your seats now for Wednesday’s LET MY PEOPLE DRINK cocktail class and Thursday’s LQBTQ Community & Allies Seder.

Wishing you all a delicious, meaningful and freedom-filled Passover.


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