Passover 2018!

Passover is right around the corner, and there are many great options for communal celebrations. The list below is organized in groups of both night seders, first night only, second night only, and other Passover-related events. If you have any questions about the options, please reach out. Wishing everyone a happy season of liberation!


Passover seders at Congregation Mikveh Israel
7:00 pm both nights, 44 N. 4th Street
Celebrate the holiday of Pesach at Congregation Mikveh Israel. Members $45 per adult per Seder; $15 per child 6-13 years of age, Children under 6, free; Non-members $75 per adult per Seder, $20 per child 6-13 years of age, children under 6 are free. Everyone is welcome. Please call the synagogue office, 215-922-5446, to make your reservations.

B’nai Abraham Chabad Communal Seders
8:00 pm both nights, 527 Lombard Street
Please join us this year at B’nai Abraham Chabad for our communal Passover Seders! Cost is $10 students and seniors,$20 adults. Everything will be in English. All are invited to join. Please send RSVPs to Hope to see you there! Wishing you a happy and kosher Passover.

FIRST NIGHT  (Friday, March 30)

Grad Network’s Annual First Night Seder
7:30 pm, 215 S. 39th Street
Can’t be with your family and friends back at home for Passover? Join us for Philly’s largest first night Passover Seder for graduate students and young professionals The evening includes a traditional (yet slightly abbreviated) Seder, kosher dinner, and of course plenty of wine.

SECOND NIGHT (Saturday, March 31)

Rodeph Shalom Congregational Seder
5:30 pm, 615 N. Broad Street
This is a family-friendly event! Please BYOB. Early bird pricing until March 16. Registration deadline is March 26.

Society Hill Synagogue Annual Community Seder
6:00 pm, 418 Spruce Street
Join us in the Social Hall where Rabbi Avi Winokur will lead a creative, fun-filled, and interactive community seder on the second night of Passover. We will be ordering delicious kosher meals from Panache Catering. Cost is $48/adult and $20/child. Bring your own kosher for Passover wine. RSVP and payments are required by March 21. Contact or 215-922-6590.

Community Passover Seder with Leyv Ha-Ir~Heart of the City
6:15 pm, The Philadelphia, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave, Social Room A
Led by Rabbi Julie Greenberg and musical guest Judi Wisch. Complete kosher-style dinner and Passover wine are included. Reservations and payment must be received by March 20.


Rabbits & Lettuce: The History of the Haggadah in Pictures and Words
Tuesday, March 20, 7:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S. 18th Street
Join Dr. Joshua Kulp, Rosh Yeshiva of the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem, to learn of the Seder’s fascinating history and pick up some new information to share at your own seders.

Pre-Passover seder with Klein Life: Center City
Friday, March 23, 11:00 am-1:00 pm
2100 Arch Street
Our chaplain, Rabbi Beth Janus, will lead the seder, with our participants reading selections from the haggadah. A delicious seder meal will be served, from the charoset to the afikomen. Enjoy musical accompaniment by Bruce Fagan. RSVP by March 19 to or 215-832-0539.

Immigration Stories: A Passover-Inspired Shabbat
Friday, March 23, 6:00 pm
Location TBD
Join Repair the World and HIAS for a delicious, meaningful, interfaith Shabbat dinner! Inspired by the Passover story, we will explore past and present immigration stories in varying faith traditions, and hear from local advocates doing important immigration and refugee resettlement work in Philadelphia. Come, break bread, and engage in sharing the immigration stories that have most impacted you in your family, faith tradition, and culture. We are excited to hear from the Executive Director of HIAS PA, Cathryn Miller-Wilson, about incredible work that HIAS does, and to learn how we, as community members, can promote and assist the mission of immigration support organizations!

We are requesting that attendees help out our friends at Nationalities Service Center by bringing items that can be put into children’s activity bags–i.e. coloring books, toys, crayons, fruit snacks, etc.

Makom Community School’s Out Camp
Thursday, March 29, Monday, April 2- Monday, April 9, 8:30-5:30
Join Makom Community for spring break camp days for ages 4 and up. 3/29: Dungeons and Dragons Israel Adventure Day! 4/2: In the spirit of Passover, we’ll visit the Penn Museum to learn about mummies and ancient Egypt. In addition, for our day school families, there is camp the rest of the week through Monday, 4/9.