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The week-long holiday of Passover, in which we celebrate our Exodus from Egypt, gives us several opportunities to come together as a community, including Congregational and Young Professionals seders, our festival and Yizkor services, and a Freedom seder we host for our interfaith neighbors.

Freedom Seder

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On Wednesday, April 5 at 6:00 pm at Temple, Washington Hebrew Congregation will welcome our Christian and Muslim partners to our annual celebration of interfaith unity and freedom. Join us for a traditional Passover seder dinner that includes prayers, songs, and readings emphasizing the universal struggle for human dignity.

Dinner is $20 per person; $200 to sponsor a table for our interfaith guests.

Click here to register to join us.

For more information, contact Layne Weiss, 202-895-6307.

Congregational Passover Seder

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Join your extended WHC family on Monday, April 10 at 6:00 pm at Temple for this special seder.

We'll read from the Haggadah, partake in the seder meal, and join in the familiar and memorable songs that are part of this festival holiday that commemorates our freedom from slavery in Egypt.

The cost is $55 for adult WHC members, $63 for adult guests, and $20 for all children ages 12 and under.

Click here to register and join us.

If you are in your 20s or 30s and looking for a local Passover seder, please join us for our 2239 Young Adult Seder.

2239's Passover Seder

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Can't make it home for Passover this year? Join the 2239 community at Calvary Baptist Church on Monday, April 10 at 7:00 pm for a lively, young professionals seder to celebrate the Jewish story of redemption.

Tickets
Early Bird: $36
After March 10: $45

Space is limited to 180 participants so get your tickets soon!

Click here to register and join us.

The true cost of this Seder is $55 per person. Through the generosity of Washington Hebrew Congregation and Emanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies, we are able to offer a subsidized price.

Passover Festival Service

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This festival service on Tuesday, April 11 at 10:30 am at Temple begins the Passover holiday with prayer, psalms, music, and Torah readings.

Passover Festival and Yizkor Service

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This service on Monday, April 17 at 10:30 am at Temple concludes the Passover holiday and gives us another opportunity to come together in prayer as we remember those whose memories live on in our hearts.

Resources

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Passover is a celebration of freedom and family, connecting our past to the present. Use these resources to help deepen your engagement with the holiday this year.

Creative Ideas For Your Passover Seder
Discover something "new" in the "old" Passover story with this resource from ReformJudaism.org.

Customs and Rituals
Explore the customs and rituals of Passover in this guide from ReformJudaism.org.

Disabilities-Friendly Seder
How can you make your seder friendly for everyone, including those with disabilities? This article from ReformJudaism.org has tips to make your seder accessible for everyone sitting at the table.

Melodies
Songs help connect us to the seder and to our history. Discover some of these beloved melodies with this resource from ReformJudaism.org.

Passover Seder for Interfaith Families
Feeling overwhelmed by all the details of Passover? "Setting the Passover Table" from InterfaithFamily provides the information you need to host a seder, even if you didn't grow up with this tradition.

Passover Seder for Young Children (4-5 Years)
How do you make the holiday meaningful for the youngest members of your family? This resource from ReformJudaism.org outlines ways to help young children understand the importance of Passover.

Recipes
Looking for something delicious to help you and your family observe the holiday? ReformJudasim.org has a wide selection of Passover recipes.

Recipes: The Best of Passover
The Jewish Food Experience has rounded up a list of the best recipes to meet your food needs this Passover.

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