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Passover Events for Main Line Families

Get ready to break matzah and recount the story of Exodus! Passover begins at sundown on April 5.

One of the most important Jewish holidays, Passover begins at sundown on April 5 and concludes at sundown on April 13. As you prepare to break matzah with family and friends, find more ways to celebrate at these events around the Main Line. Our kosher lineup features activities for children and families, as well as a pre-Passover event just for grown-ups!

Passover Children’s Yoga

March 19, 2023, 2–3 pm
Media (Exact location provided after registration)

Get ready for Passover with this children’s yoga class! Kids will enjoy learning about the holiday with fun and engaging yoga poses and then have a snack. Geared for ages 0–6 (siblings always welcome). This free class is a jkidphilly Parent Ambassador program and will be held in an indoor location; please register for the exact address.

Family Model Matzah Bakery

March 19, 2023, at 3 pm
9000 Parkview Drive, Haverford, PA

Calling all families! Get into the Passover spirit and join this hands-on, educational and fun “Model Matzah Bakery.” Learn to make authentic “Shmurah Matzah” using a recipe that’s over 3,000 years old! Plus, help out with a special mitzvah — a neighborhood cleanup project.

Passover Model Seder

March 19, 2023 at 1 pm
10100 Jamison Avenue, Philadelphia

The Passover Model Seder at Tikvah

Tikvah invites you to their annual Passover Model Seder, a traditional seder for members, family, friends, and supporters. Celebrate the holiday together with Tikvah, a grassroots Jewish organization that supports adults living with a mental illness in their social, educational, employment, and spiritual development.

Freedom Seder Revisited

Monday, March 20, 2023, 5:30 pm doors | 6 pm event 
Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall E, Philadelphia

Freedom Seder Revisited is back in person with storytellers, speakers, and music.

As many Jews prepare for Passover, the most widely celebrated Jewish holiday, the Weitzman invites people of all backgrounds to join in a Passover seder-inspired evening with good food and conversation. Instead of a traditional seder, the retelling of the Exodus story will be substituted with an artfully curated lineup of storytellers, speakers, and songsters whose presentations will reflect Passover themes such as freedom and “welcoming the stranger.” This communal event invites you to the table for an evening commemoration, stories, performances, and community exploration of freedom in America today.

Pre-Passover Pride Painting Playdate

March 25, 2023, 10–11 am
Bala Cynwyd (Exact location provided after registration)

It’s almost Passover, which means there’s about to be more matzah than you can shake a stick at. But for now, let’s just shake a paintbrush! Using edible paint (sweetened condensed milk and food coloring) kids can turn sheets of matzah into pride flags — and then eat them! There will be colors available for most varieties of flags and different sized brushes for even the littlest hands. This free, all-ages playdate will be held at an outdoor location in Bala Cynwyd; register to receive the exact address.

Jump into Passover

March 26, 2023, 9:30–11:15 am
Exton (Exact location provided after registration)

Come together and have some pre-Passover family fun at a local bounce place! This all-ages, private jkidphilly event will start with bouncing at 9:30 am with 45 minutes of bouncing. Afterwards, we families can enjoy some snacks and a holiday-themed craft. Looking forward to seeing you there. This activity is limited to 18 children (not including infants or grown-ups) and will be held in an indoor jump space in Exton; please register for the exact location. Costs is $5 per family.

Liberation and Redemption: A Pre-Passover Wine Experience

March 30, 2023, 6:30–8:30 pm
Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall E, Philadelphia

A pre-Passover event sampling four wines and lite snacks.

A pre-Passover event for adults! Join Tribe 12, NextGen and the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History for an evening of local wine, featuring new, kosher winemaker, Eli Silins of Camuna Cellars. You will taste four of Eli’s wines as you explore the themes of the four cups of wine at the seder and examine four questions connected to these themes. Snacks will be provided to supplement the wine and there will be an opportunity to purchase wine for your seders!

Passover Story Time on Zoom

April 3, 2023, 7–7:30 pm
Via Zoom

Log on via Zoom to join friends from jkidaccess for an inclusive evening of Passover music, a fun craft project, and story time. Register to receive the link to this free, all-ages program.

Passover Event at Sesame Place

April 9 & 10, 2023, 11 am
Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne

The Sesame Place gang hosts a special Passover celebration and sing-along.

Join the gang at Sesame Place for two, special Passover events. Gather in Sesame Studio for a Passover-themed story time with one of your Sesame Street friends at 11 am! Then head to the Sesame Street Neighborhood at 1:30 pm to join a local cantor and your favorite furry friends for a Passover presentation and sing-along.

J.Proud – LGBTQ Community Passover Seder

April 9, 2023, 4–6 pm
Germantown Jewish Centre, 400 West Ellet Street, Philadelphia

Join J. Proud and Germantown Jewish Center for their annual LGBTQ Passover seder for LGBTQ and allied community members. This is a free, potluck meal, held in person, under an outdoor tent. The Philadelphia Jewish community will come together to enjoy a seder, the traditional Passover meal and service, while exploring themes like queerness, trans identities, activism, liberation, and freedom. Attendees are asked to bring a potluck dish. See the Eventbrite listing for dietary restrictions. All ritual and seder items such as plates, utensils, etc. will be provided.

Passover Storytime

April 10, 2023, from 12–1 pm
Please Touch Museum, Memorial Hall, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia

Join the Please Touch Museum for a Passover story, singing, and dancing with Lisa Litman from jkidphilly. There will also be a special Passover-themed workshop in the Makerspace Studio. Passover activities included in regular museum admission

Lead photo courtesy of jdkidphilly.

Main Line Parent Writer & Calendar Editor. Email beth@familyfocus.org.