Passover 5780/2020

April 8-16th, 2020

As we shelter-in-place, we still want to remember the journey that our ancestors took from captivity into freedom on this important Jewish holiday. This moment in history provides a unique opportunity for us to connect in new ways, learn new methods of doing life #togetherathome and to celebrate our traditions in innovative ways.

We will be hosting a virtual Seder from Rabbi Olivier & Amy’s home via streaming, and will be offering ways to connect with other participants via Facebook Live “watch parties”. 

If you’d like to host a watch party for friends or family, we would love to have you join us!

Send Katie an email at katie@betalef.org to volunteer to host!

We recognize that this is a non-traditional way of celebrating Passover in community, but that has never been a problem for us before! We are excited to just being able to be together even if only virtually, and continue–as a community–to work on unlocking our places of stuckness. Our current state of enslavement might just become an opening to free up a new vision for ourselves and for humanity tomorrow.

Our Passover Seder Haggadah will be sent out via email to those registered by April 6th.

If you are unable to afford a donation, please email info@betalef.org to receive our link and haggadah

We are asking people to register online and offer a free-will donation in lieu of charging for this unique Passover experience. We recognize that many are in new financial situations, and want to be able to offer this service without cost to as many as need it. We are asking people to register in advance so that we can communicate any necessary details via email before our Seder goes live.

Community Passover Seder

Thursday, April 9th, 6:00 PM

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

All registrations are based by voluntary donation. If you are unable to afford a donation at this time, please contact info@betalef.org to coordinate.

 

Passover Preparation Workshop

Monday, March 30th, 7:00 PM PST

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. We will be hosting the workshop via Facebook Live on our Facebook page and also via Zoom. For the Zoom link, please contact info@betalef.org for more information.