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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.

Below you'll find upcoming services as well as a host of resources for the holiday.

Congregational Passover Seder

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Date: Friday, April 19
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Temple
Cost: $55 for adult WHC members, $63 for adult guests, $20 for children age 12 and under

Join your extended WHC family at Temple for this special seder led by our clergy. 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.

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2239's Passover Seder

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Date: Friday, April 19
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Calvary Baptist Church, 755 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Tickets:
$45

Please click here to RSVP

Can't make it home for Passover this year? Join the 2239 community for a lively, young professionals seder to celebrate the Jewish story of redemption.

Vegetarian, vegan, and options for individuals with food restrictions are available.

Freedom Seder

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Date: Wednesday, April 24
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Temple
Tickets: $20 individual tickets; $200 to sponsor a table for interfaith guests

Click here to purchase tickets or sponsor a table.

Mark the end of Passover and the celebration of freedom with a special Passover seder dinner at Temple for all WHC members, their family and friends, and our interfaith neighbors.

Individual tickets for this event are $20 per person. As is our tradition, WHC hosts our interfaith community at this seder. Sponsoring a table for our guests costs $200.

Passover Worship

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Join together with your WHC community at this Shabbat morning service where we celebrate our Exodus from Egypt.

Shabbat and Passover Festival Service

Date: Saturday, April 20
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Temple

Passover Festival and Yizkor Service

Date: Friday, April 26
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Temple

Sisterhood Judaica Shop

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Make a stop at JBSC's Sisterhood Judaica Shop part of your Passover preparations.

Beautiful and eclectic seder plates, Haggadahs, hostess gifts, children's items, and more are available at a variety of price points. Stop by the shop or call 301-354-3220 to schedule an appointment.

Sunday, April 14:
  • 9:30 am - noon
  • Before the Women's Seder begins at 4:00 pm
  • After the Women's Seder ends at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 17:
  • 9:00 am - noon

Friday, April 19:
  • 9:00 am - noon

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.