Pesach 5781: Community Passover Events & Resources

Community Events, Local Synagogues, Shalom Austin, The Jewish Outlook

Mar 4, 2021

SHALOM AUSTIN

Passover Cooking Demonstration 

Tuesday, March 16, 7-8:30 p.m.

Join Shalom Austin for a virtual Passover cooking demonstration with James Beard Foundation award-winning chef Michael Solomonov. Recipes coming soon. Cost: $10

Register at secure2.convio.net/shalom/site/Ticketing?view=Tickets&id=100304.

Songs of Freedom: A Multi-Genre Musical Celebration of Passover

Friday, March 26, 1-2:15 p.m. 

Commemorate the Exodus from Egypt and celebrate the leading of the Jewish people to freedom. Journey with popular San Francisco Bay Area instructor James Sokol through diverse music – Broadway, pop, opera, country and more – exploring the theme of freedom. Audio and video clips bring the beauty of music into our discussion. Shalom Austin Adult 60+ Programs and the JCC Alliance are delighted to provide this event for free with advance registration.

For details and tickets, visit eventbrite.com/e/songs-of-freedom-a-multi-genre-musical-celebration-of-passover-tickets-137687433821?aff=ShalomAustin

CONGREGATIONS

Congregation Agudas Achim

Kosher for Passover Meals to Go

Order Deadline: Friday, March 12

Pickup: Friday, March 26

“Let all who are hungry, come and eat!” Get your Kosher for Passover meals to go. Full meal and a la carte options. Do you need help paying for your Passover meals? Hebrew Free Loan of Austin can help. Apply when you place your order. Pickup is Friday, March 26, and orders are due Friday, March 12. View the full menu and place your order at theaustinsynagogue.org/pesach.

Passover Seders at Congregation Agudas Achim

Virtual Chai Chair Seder – Night 1 

Saturday, March 27, 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy songs, stories and games for kids ages 0-10 years old and their families.

Virtual Community Seder – Night 1

Saturday, March 27, 7:30 p.m. 

Enjoy a Zoom experience to enjoy a Seder together as a community.

Virtual Chai Chair Seder – Night 2

Sunday, March 28, 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy songs, stories, and games, for kids ages 0-10 years old and their families.

In-Person Community Seder

Sunday, March 28, 7 p.m.

Enjoy a limited opportunity to join together in person, for members of the community who have already been vaccinated.

Virtual Community Seder – Night 2

Sunday, March 28, 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy a Zoom experience to enjoy a Seder together as a community.

More information available at theaustinsynagogue.org/pesach.

Congregation Beth Israel

1st Night Online Seder for Families with Young Children

Saturday, March 27, 5:30 p.m.

A shortened seder for families with young children. Led by Cantorial Soloist Sarah Avner. Free, and donations appreciated. For more information and to make reservations: bethisrael.org/1stSeder2021

2nd Night Online Community Seder

Sunday, March 28, 6:30 p.m.

A traditional second night seder suitable for all ages. Led by Rabbi Steven Folberg and Cantorial Soloist Sarah Avner. Free, and donations appreciated. For more information and to make reservations: bethisrael.org/2ndSeder2021

Congregation Kol Halev

Community Virtual Last-Night Seder

Saturday, April 3, 7-8 p.m.

Join Rabbi Lev Baesh and singer/songwriter Sue Horowitz as we appreciate the significance of Exodus in our life and times. This celebration of freedom will offer some of the main elements of a traditional Passover Seder, and offer them in a progressive, engaging, inclusive, joyful and spirited way. A list of easy-to-gather ritual items and foods will be provided to registrants. This Seder is not intended to replace a full Seder meal and service, but to offer a way to celebrate in community with hints and tastes of a full celebration. For those who don’t have a regular Seder to attend, we hope this gathering will stand in its stead, and maybe offer ideas for celebrating next year. Free. Zoom URL will be provided to Kol Halev’s mailing list and to others upon registration. Those not on the mailing list who want to attend should contact info@kolhalev.org.

Congregation Shir Ami

Live Passover Baking Zoom Experience

March 31, 7 p.m.

Register to receive the list of ingredients in advance. Sarah will demonstrate her favorite macaroon recipe and you can bake along at home. Free. For more information and to make reservations, contact meetings@shir-ami.com.

Online T’filah Together and Passover Shabbat Services

April 2

For more information, visit shir-ami.net.

Congregation Tiferet Israel

For information on Congregation Tiferet Israel’s Passover offerings, visit tiferetaustin.org.

UNIVERSITY OUTREACH

Texas Hillel Foundation

Community Passover Lunches

March 30 & 31, April 1, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Address: 2105 San Antonio Street, Austin, TX 78705

Kosher for Passover lunches will be available for purchase from Texas Hillel Foundation Tuesday, March 30, through Thursday, April 1. Please check the Texas Hillel website and Facebook for more information about other offerings closer to Passover. Cost: $18 per lunch

For more information, visit texas.engage.hillel.org/landing/holidays.

UT Chabad Student Center

Passover in Person and Passover to Go

March 27, 28, and more

For more information, visit jewishlonghorns.com/seder.

Program and event schedules are subject to change based on evolving COVID-19 reports and requirements. We are continually exploring ways to bring the community together through virtual programming, distance learning, tele-connecting and other offerings.

For Shalom Austin’s holiday hours, visit shalomaustin.org/hours.

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