Pesach Learning with Rabbi Leener
Zoom Information: Link or Meeting ID: 961 9690 8001 Passcode: 091527
March 23: Preparing Your Kitchen for Pesach (8:30pm)
Can I kasher my dishwasher for Pesach? Is all coffee kosher for Pesach? What's the deal with glass? Join Rabbi Leener as he addresses common issues and questions around preparing your kitchen for the holiday.
The Holiday of Freedom?
or Meeting ID: 961 9690 8001 Passcode: 091527
March 21: "The Holiday of Freedom?" (8:30 pm) - Jina Davidovich
Every year, Pesach is the first holiday that we celebrate in the Jewish, Biblical year, which starts in the month of Nissan. This year, Pesach also marks a full Jewish calendar cycle in quarantine, as many reflect on Purim 2020 being the last "normal" religious, communal activity in which they engaged before various lockdowns became our reality. How does the cycle of the Jewish calendar prepare us for this Pesach, where we still find ourselves bein ha'mitzarim -
in challenging, narrow straits - but the hope of freedom feels ever-closer?
Bring your favorite beverage (chametz or not) and join this Torah study, which will act both as a way to explore how the Jewish calendar serves to situate us in the holiday cycle, as well as considering how the texts of the Haggadah
can inform what liberation means when we remain at odds with freedom - whether due to global realities or our own personal struggles. We'll consider the questions that we may wish to bring to the Passover seder, whether to ask ourselves or to engage with those around our tables.
PHS Community Haggadah Companion
Seeking contributions for our first-ever PHS Community Haggadah Companion!
Our goal is to capture a multitude of voices, reflections, and perspectives in our community on this holiday of redemption, a year after individual and collective trauma and challenge. We hope that by putting this haggadah companion together folks will have a chance to reflect on the past year and reconnect with each other, even if we're still not able to fully gather together. We will send everyone a printable PDF copy of the final version ahead of Seder, on Thursday, March 25.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Fill out this form
with directions included
All submissions due by March 21 5pm EST
- You do not need to write a d'var Torah or a long essay
- Feel free to be creative with the form of your submissions.
- We really hope to incorporate *children's* perspectives and drawings.