Passover 2021

Begins the evening of Saturday, March 27

and ends in the evening of Sunday, April 4


MLJC Virtual Seder Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 5 pm.

Join Rabbi Andra and your fellow MLJC members!  


We will be using A Family Haggdah, (2nd ed./Passover Paperback, by Rosalind Silberman [author] and Katherine Janus Kahn [Illustrator], 2010 ed.). It is available through Amazon and elsewhere and in several formats. ​

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The Seder Plate

Bitter Herbs  

   Maror - generally horseradish &

   Chazeret - most often Romaine lettuce

        Representing the bitterness of slavery.

Karpas - Usually parsley or celery, other traditions use raw onion or boiled potato

     Representing hope and renewal. 

Charoset - chopped apples, nuts, sweet wine, cinnamon & honey

     Representing the mortar used by the Hebrew slaves to make bricks. 



Zeroah - Roasted lamb shank bone; or chicken neck or shank bone;   

                   Vegetarians often substitute roasted beet or yam ("Paschal yam”)

     Symbolizing the Paschal Lamb (Passover sacrifice). 



Baytza - Roasted or hardboiled egg 

     Symbolizing the korban chagigah (festival sacrifice),

      evoking the idea of mourning over the destruction of the Temple.



Other Traditional & Symbolic Items Needed include...

Matzot - Unleavened Bread - symbolizing the Exodus to freedom - 3 whole pieces of Matzo, typically covered with a cloth.


Salt water - symbolizing the tears and sweat of enslavement.


Wine glasses and wine (or grape juice) - the four cups represent the four biblical promises of redemption.

The Haggadah - the text recited at the Seder on the first two nights.