Each year, the Jewish social justice field brings meaningful moments to your Passover Seder. The Passover holiday is a chance to reflect and to ask big questions. As a community rooted in and dedicated to justice, we have a number of resources to offer you and your loved ones. Below are resources from the members of the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable. Enjoy, engage, wrestle, and learn - and share widely!
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- An Exodus for Our Time: A Reflection on the Rohingya Crisis for the Passover Table
- Why We Must Care About Refugees: The Passover story and our shared history of oppression
Carolina Jews for Justice’s Passover resource celebrating Trans Day of Visibility, Lavender Seder, is available here.
Challah for Hunger is encouraging you to ask bold questions with their Passover resources.
Fair Trade Judaica’s 2018 Passover resources, including this year’s Ten Plagues of non-fair trade chocolate, supplemental Haggadah readings, fair trade chocolate charoset recipe, Fair Trade Dayenu song, and more can be found here.
Hazon's Passover Resources highlight sustainability through rituals, recipes, and tips.
HIAS’ 2018 Haggadah supplement can be found at www.hias.org/passover2018. This year’s brand-new supplement connects the symbols of the Seder plate to the contemporary refugee crisis and includes opportunities to learn more about the crisis through stories and facts, discuss our personal connection to the crisis, and commit to further action. Download the new 2018 HIAS Haggadah Supplement to explore the connection between the symbols on your Seder plate and today’s refugee crisis.
JCUA shared Chicago Jewish Justice Circle's resource, "Not Only Them But Us," a text and series of discussion questions for your seder.
Jewish Women's Archive has created 4 questions and moving resources for telling and listening to stories this Passover.
Keshet is excited to share their LGBTQ Passover Resource Guide.
Ma’yan’s Haggadah, The Journey Continues, has beautiful readings and guidance. Some readings, songs, and guidance for the four cups are here.
MAZON’s 2018 Passover resources, including this year’s Hunger Seder Haggadah and Fifth Question, are all available here.
NCJW and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (The RAC) are proud to share a Passover resource that leaders in Florida have developed to complement their efforts on a Florida ballot initiative to restore voting rights to people with prior felony convictions. The reading, “Pesach Sheni,” spreads the message that we have an obligation to make sure that everyone has a chance to be full a participant in the rites of our community, both religious and secular - including voting!
The Religious Action Center (The RAC) is proud to share their Passover 2018 Social Justice Resources.
Repair the World has a number of resources for Passover, including:
A full website: werepair.org/passover
Avadim Hayinu Haggadah insert: Each year, we remember the story of our Exodus from Egypt, struggling through a “narrow place” to a place of freedom. What does it mean for the retelling to begin with the words,“Avadim hayinu/We were slaves”?
Passover trivia placecards: Welcome your guests to their seats with these trivia place cards that celebrate Passover rituals from diverse Jewish communities and traditions.
T’ruah has a new Pesach resource call Midwifing Resistance.
Additionally, here are a few key parts of their anti-trafficking haggadah that speak more broadly to the moment we're in:
Karpas -- a new take on two dippings, plus the voice of a woman who survived sex trafficking
Yachatz -- a reflection on the big questions of the seder
Opening the Door for Elijah (and Miriam) -- bringing a woman's voice (back) into this ritual