Passover Tot Shabbat

Below is a rough outline that we follow for our practice seder

We have a special practice Seder because this happy festival is so very important.

Shalom! Shalom! We say Shalom. We wish you well and welcome you. It's Seder time, it's Seder time. (children repeat).
Do we have any new babies or new members here today?

We will start the Seder with a special blessing for the first of four cups of wine. Let's all count to four together.

Song: Manish Tanow (Four Questions)

The first cup of wine is for the Season of our Freedom. What season is it?

Baruch ata Adonoy, Eloheinu melech ha-olam, Borei peri ha gafen (drink juice)

Now we will wash our hands
Ha-Motzi: wash hands, children repeat each word, then no talking

Baruch ata Adonoy, Eloheinu melech ha-olam
asher kidishanu be-mitzvosav,
ve-zivanu al netilas yadayim

The Seder plate has six things:
An egg for Spring
A bone for a gift to God
Bitter herbs for the hard work that left a bad taste in our mouths in Egypt
Charoset is like the clay that made the bricks for Pharoah's buildings in Egypt
horseradish for the bitter, cruel way we were treated in Egypt
and finally Karpas is the parsley to dip in the salt water to remind us of the tears that the Jewish slaves cried in Egypt

We will eat some Karpas now!

The Matza is on a special plate. We will break it in half and eat half of it soon, and save the other half for the dessert. The dessert piece is called the Afikomen. I will hide it, and you will try to find it later for a special prize.

Four questions begin the story we tell. Four different kinds of children ask each question. Let's count to four again 1, 2, 3, 4.

Page 12-19 in "My Very Own Haggadah"  The Passover Story - slavery

Bang bang
Oh Listen King Pharoah
Frogs Were Jumping Everywhere

Now we drink the second cup of wine. Let's count 1, 2.
This cup is for the Festival of the Lamb (say Barucha)

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We will sing the Hamotzi for Bread, but insted of eating bread, we will eat matza
Ha-Motzi: hold up matza
Matza blessing
Eat Matza

Now is the time we would have our dinner if we were home and it was Passover.

After dinner, just like in the story all the children will look for the afikomen. Only find one then come back to me for your prize.

Now we will have the third cup of wine. Let's count 1, 2, 3. This cup is for the Festival of the Matza. (say Barucha)

Every year at our Passover Seder we invite a very special guest. Do you know who he is? Do you think it is a princess, or maybe Bob the Builder? It's a very special person who was a very great teacher called Elijah the Prophet.

We'll stand up now and face the door and use our imagination and welcome Elijah, because one day we hope very soon, Elijah will come and help to make peace throughout the world.

Let's sing a special song for Elijah... Eliyuhu Hanovi

Now it is time for the fourth cup of wine. Let's count 1, 2, 3, 4. This one is for the Festival of Spring.

Let's sing "Thank You God"
Now we will finish our practice Seder.

We remember the story of our people who ran away from Egypt to be free.

We hope that people from all over the world will join together in freedom and peace.

We will go to the four corners of the Chapel and all come together in the middle and lift the parachute together and sing Dayenu.