Passover 2022

The theme of overcoming hardship continues this year: we are a people adept at overcoming hardship and we will continue to do so.

Events are listed chronologically in vertical columns.

Chabad of Centrepointe & A Ripple Effect
Gourmet Passover Cooking Demonstration
April 7
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Join Bassy Mendelsohn for a cooking demonstration of crispy chicken sticks with mushroom sauce, colourful vegetable quiche, strawberry mango salad with light balsamic sauce and double layered brownie bars.
RSVP to Rabbi Chaim Mendelsohn at rabbi@sympatico.ca to receive Zoom link.
Don't "Passover" this kashering opportunity!
Community Kashering for Passover
April 10
11am to 12:30 pm 
Congregation Beth Tikvah
15 Chartwell Ave, Nepean
(rear of building)
Kehillat Beth Israel
Passover Macaroon Making & Ma Nishtanah
April 10
10:30  - 11:45
Come make coconut macaroons and learn/brush up on your Ma Nishtanah with Cantor Green in time for your family's sedarim. One parent per family please, due to kitchen space. 
Contact Cantor Jason Green at cantor@kehillatbethisrael.com

Temple Israel
New Horizons Virtual Programs for adults 55+

April 13 • 1 - 2 pm

Preparing your Seder Plate - what to put on it? We have our traditional symbols such as the shank bone and the maror. Let's explore these and other non-traditional symbols, together with Rabbi Daniel Mikelberg. 
Register by email to Merle Haltrecht-Matte at newhorizons1@templeisraelottawa.com
https://templeisraelottawa.ca/

Congregation Machzikei Hadas
Community Wide Chametz Burning
April 15
9:30 - 11 am
Please join us for a Community Wide Chametz Burning in the Machzikei parking lot. You bring the chametz, we provide kosher l'Pesach marshmallows to roast. Please ensure your chametz is in paper bags (no plastic in the fire). All are welcome and there is no charge.
2310 Virginia Drive
Contact Marc Borenstein at 613-521-9700
Congregation Machzikei Hadas
Community Gourmet Passover Seder
April 15
7:45 - 11:45 pm
Join Rabbi and Shifra Scher for a seder filled with meaningful insights, unforgettable stories, and fun for all ages! Delicious food provided by Creative Kosher Catering.
Adults: $95
Children ages 6-11: $45
Children ages 2-5: $18
2310 Virginia Drive
Contact Marc Borenstein at 613-521-9700
Temple Israel
Virtual Seder Extravaganza
April 15
5:45  - 7 pm
Let’s gather together for the first half of the seder as a Temple family. There will be fun for the whole family in this compact and creative program. The virtual festivities of the seder will conclude before the meal is served. Please register for Zoom link here
Kehillat Beth Israel
Community Passover Seder
April 16
6:30 - 10:30 pm
Join us at KBI on the second night of Passover for a very special Community Seder. Register before April 5th to take advantage of our early bird pricing. Registration is open until April 11th.

Sephardic Passover Guide from the Sephardic Brotherhood of America here

Sephardi Association

Resources
 


PJ Library
Passover is almost here!

Have we got a Haggadah for you!
Download your free copy of the PJ Library Family Haggadah to help you tell the story of Passover during the seder. This year, our Haggadah can be found in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian!


 

Here are some ideas to help your families 

 

Share ahead of the seder: Prior to Passover, family members can send written Haggadah insights, stories, words of encouragement and affection to family members for them to open and read at appropriate moments of the seder. (Tip courtesy of Machzikei Hadas)

 

Virtual seders: Some families are considering how to conduct a "virtual" seder where they will connect to their loved ones through online video conferencing, with programs such as Google Hangouts, Facetime, Zoom, YouTube, Instagram, and WhatsApp.

For those who don't use technology on holidays: Consider an earlier online mini-seder before the candle-lighting to engage young children and grandparents. This allows the children to share with their grandparents, enjoy a meal together, (many kids have to eat earlier), then later on, the family can go offline to complete the other halachic aspects of the seder. (Note:The time can be late for people with young children or those trying to involve grandparents. Tip courtesy of Stacy Goldstein)


Tips: Not everyone is familiar with video conferencing technology, but there are many how-tos online and it is advisable to do a practice chat in the days before to make sure family members understand how it works. 
See tips more tips here: How to use Zoom https://www.wired.com/story/tips-for-using-zoom/

To help you, our community rabbis are offering support and suggestions. These rabbis have volunteered to be available as resources: 
 
Rabbi Elizabeth Bolton, Or Haneshamah, rabbi@orh.ca 613-402-4988

Rabbi Eytan Kenter, Kehillat Beth Israel, rabbi@kehillatbethisrael.com and 613 728 3501 ext 222

Rabbi Daniel Mikelberg, Temple Israel, rabbimikelberg@templeisraelottawa.com 613-224-1802

Rabbi Idan Scher, Congregation Machzikei Hadas, rabbischer@cmhottawa.com 613-400-4112