Our Passover Guide for East Bay kids and families is sponsored by Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. This year, Passover begins at sundown on Friday, April 15, and lasts until sundown on Saturday, April 23, 2022.
Passover is a spring festival commemorating the Israelite’s exodus from Egypt, using many symbols and rituals. The story of Passover is a collective remembrance of the Jewish people, passed down for generations.
During the Passover seder, we recount the miracle of freedom. PJ Library has you covered with all the Passover resources families need in the Passover Hub including a simple step-by-step video playlist for the Passover seder. Follow along with a downloadable PJ Library Family Haggadah, the book that recounts the Passover story, and you are set. Look for a 15-minute seder for the youngest kids at your Passover table. The Haggadah is available for free download in several languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian.
Family-friendly Passover Events
More kid-friendly community celebrations and events will be added as they are announced so keep checking back here!
Read Passover books together
More Passover crafts and activities
Play: People from ages 9 to 99 can play Escape the Plagues. This family-friendly game includes 5 scenes of script-style dialogue, family-friendly puzzles, and thoughtful discussion questions about climate justice and Jewish anti-racism among many other engaging topics. Print at home for $15.
Cook: Many Passover-friendly recipes beyond eating Matzah. Here are some flavorful meals you can make together with children of all ages.
If you aren’t already enrolled in PJ Library, sign up to get more Jewish holiday and parenting resources as well as free children’s books mailed to your home.
Chag Pesach Sameach! Wishing you and your family a meaningful Passover.