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Passover Items at Jewish Treasures. Celebrate Passover with a new seder plate, matzah cover, new toys for finding the afikomen, and more. Jewish Treasures has all the items you might need to make this a very special holiday. We also have a variety of Haggadot including the 30-minute seder, the 60-minute seder and the popular Family Haggadah II. If you want more than 2 or 3, please call to order. Contact the office or Joanne Stryer to make an appointment. Chag samech and stay safe.

Passover Resources

Passover Guide

Pesach is the ultimate home holiday. It takes the most work, but it is also allows us the most wonderful collection of home traditions. Pesach begins the evening of March 27. To help you prepare yourself and your home for Passover, we have created a guide to walk you through the various rituals of home preparation. Download the guide here.

Haggadah Recommendations and Seder Questions

To help you host a seder this year, Rabbi Kalender has compiled a list of recommended Haggadot and questions you can ask at your seder to spark conversation. Click here to download his list.

Passover Recipes

Check out Olam Tikvah Sisterhood's recipe recommendations to incorporate new foods into your menu and enhance the themes of Pesach. Click here to download our recipes.

Setting Your Seder Table

Setting the table is a great job for kids, but they can do more than just putting out plates and forks! Click here to see Education Director Debra Beland Ackerman's ideas that kids can use to create a table that invites conversation and adds to the experience of the seder. Sharing the seder at more than one table this year? Send this link to the folks on the other side of the screen to create matching or complementary tablescapes or to play BINGO at everyone's table!

Maggid Paper Bag Dramatics

Hand over the reins to your kids and charge them with staging the maggid (the story of the Exodus). The beauty of paper bag dramatics is that you fill a bag with props found around the house, so no need to hit the store (click here for a "shopping list" to get you started). Then it's time for the performance. We've got a great script you can use or your kids can write their own. Be sure to encourage them to cast actors of all ages, including those who can't read yet (they can act things out while someone else narrates). And this is another great activity for tables in multiple places-just be sure to share the plan with everyone ahead of time.

PJ Library Passover Potpourri for Young Families

"Passover Potpourri" is a discussion of Passover games, activities, and craft projects. Click here to view the recorded webinar and download PJ Library's Passover materials.

Passover Schedule

Passwords for Zoom gatherings can be found in your email or contact Erin Dreyfuss.

Thursday, March 25

8:00-9:00am: Fast of the Firstborn siyyum with Rabbi Mordecai Schwartz
10:30-11:30am: Fast of the Firstborn siyyum with Rabbi Adam Kligfeld
After Dark: Bidikat Chametz (Search for Chametz)

Friday, March 26

Olam Tikvah office closes at noon
9:15am: Last chance to sell your chametz
10:00-11:30am: Community Chametz Burning at Gesher JDS
5:30pm: Kabbalat Shabbat on Zoom
7:09pm: Shabbat candle lighting

Saturday, March 27 - Erev Pesach

By 10:30am: Nullify chametz
10:00am-12:00pm Shabbat service in-person and via livestream
8:11pm: First night of Passover candle lighting followed by first seder

Sunday, March 28

10:00am-12:00pm: First day of Passover service in-person and via livestream
8:12pm: Second night of Passover candle lighting followed by second seder

Monday, March 29

Olam Tikvah office closed
10:00am-12:00pm: Second day of Passover service in-person and via livestream
8:10-8:40pm: Ma'ariv service in-person and on Zoom

Tuesday, March 30

8:00-8:30pm: Ma'ariv service in-person and on Zoom

Wednesday, March 31

2:30-3:30pm: USY Paint-Along
7:00-8:00pm: Escape the Shul Game Night
8:00-8:30pm: Ma'ariv service in-person and on Zoom

Thursday, April 1

8:00-8:30pm: Ma'ariv service in-person and on Zoom

Friday, April 2

7:15-7:45pm: Ma'ariv service in-person and via livestream
7:16pm: Shabbat/Yom Tov candle lighting

Saturday, April 3

10:00am-12:00pm: Shabbat/Yom Tov service in-person and via livestream
8:15-8:45pm: Ma'ariv service in-person and via livestream

Sunday, April 4

10:00am-12:00pm: Final day of Passover service in-person and via livestream, including Yizkor
8:15-8:45pm: Ma'ariv service in-person and via livestream
8:17pm: Passover ends
8:20pm: Chametz is yours again!

Resources for Services

Services at OT

Olam Tikvah will hold Shabbat and Yom Tov services during Passover via livestream and in-person on the first two days and the last day of Passover. To request to join the pool of attendees for Shabbat and/or Yom Tov services, click here, or join us virtually at

Siddur Sim Shalom for Festivals

Festival Evening Siddur Sim Shalom
Festival Morning Siddur Sim Shalom
Festival Afternoon Siddur Sim Shalom
Yizkor Siddur Sim Shalom
Olam Tikvah Yizkor Book 5781
Counting the Omer Siddur Sim Shalom

Etz Hayim

Pesach Day 1 Torah and Haftarah
Pesach Day 2 Torah and Haftarah
Pesach Day 3 Shabbat Torah and Haftarah
Pesach Day 4 Torah and Haftarah
Pesach Day 5 Torah and Haftarah
Pesach Day 6 Torah and Haftarah
Pesach Day 7 Torah and Haftarah
Pesach Day 8 Torah and Haftarah

Audio Recordings

Tefillat Tal
Shir HaShirim Chapter 1
Shir HaShirim Chapter 2
Shir HaShirim Chapter 3
Shir HaShirim Chapter 4
Shir HaShirim Chapter 5
Shir HaShirim Chapter 6
Shir HaShirim Chapter 7
Shir HaShirim Chapter 8
El Maleh Rachamim


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