Passover 5779/2019

April 19-27, 2019

Passover serves as one of the central remembrances of Judaism. The movement from slavery to freedom, tales of plagues and miracles abound. But what do these stories, these rituals have to do with how we live today?

What if the story of Passover is also our story today? What if the ritual foods can serve as a practice of embodiment and mindfulness about circumstances in our own lives? Come explore with Bet Alef the mystical and profoundly personal meanings embedded in this millenia-old yet now-more-than-ever relevant Passover Holiday. Jewish or not, first-timer or repeat participant, Bet Alef invites you to join in the warmth of community to celebrate the holiday of freedom. 

With Rabbi Olivier BenHaim as our guide, we will explore the deeper mystical teachings of our lineage and share the traditional symbols, story & songs, in order to discover anew the spiritual dimensions of Passover and their meaning in our own lives.

There are four ways to participate!

Community Passover Seder

Saturday, April 20th, 6:00 PM

Registration is currently open for our Community Seder. Please make sure to invite friends, family – anyone who desires to experience this powerful story together. This is a wonderful opportunity to bring those who may be looking for a joyful home to explore more about their Jewish spirituality. Feel free to email us to ask more questions.

We also need volunteers!

We will need volunteers to provide ritual foods *no later than Thursday, April 17th*, and to help with setup and cleanup. Email us if you’d like to learn more about volunteer opportunities!

Adults:

  • Matzah with dips (all GF & Vegan)
  • Al Kabsa Chicken (a traditional Saudi dish with cumin, cardamom, coriander, nutmeg, raisins, almonds — sauced) and Basmati rice pilaf
  • Spiced carrot salad with crisped garbanzo beans
  • Chopped Salad
  • Dessert: Cake with Fruit salad

Kids:

  • Passover mac & cheese
  • Carrots
  • Fruit skewers with lime cream    

Price covers the cost of the meal. We encourage our guests to bring a beverage to share and a donation of non-perishable food for the food drive as well.

Adults (18+): $42

Youth (10-17): $25

Children (under 10): $18

Childcare will be provided.

Price covers the cost of the meal. We encourage our guests to bring a beverage to share and a donation of non-perishable food for the food drive as well.

Adults (18+): $52

Youth (10-17): $30

Children (under 10): $18

Childcare will be provided.

Family Potluck Seder

Family Seder and Potluck

This event has a new date/time/location!

We found that our Family Potluck Seder was not generating enough response to allow us to adequately prepare for an event onsite at Bet Alef (in Seattle First Baptist’s building). So we have canceled our Sunday night Family Potluck here on First Hill.
We do, however, want to ensure that our families have a way to celebrate Seder in a family-friendly, potluck style.

Sam McKagan has graciously opened her home for First Night Seder on April 19th in order to accommodate this need.

Date: Friday, April 19th, 5:30 PM

Passover Preparation Workshop

Tuesday, April 17th, 7:00 PM

Rabbi Olivier will share the history and rituals of Passover and give insight on how to prepare yourself and your household for the Seder. You’ll leave with an understanding of the ritual foods and the meaning behind the Haggadah.
Free for Members  |  $18 for Non-Members

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