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Community Passover Events for Seattle-Area Families

Celebrate Passover with your family and community in 2023

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Published on: March 23, 2023

Two brothers with brown curly hair sit at the family table participating in a Passover Seder with wine and hardboiled eggs

Family time is at the core of most holidays, alongside celebrating with a community of faith. In 2023, the Jewish holiday of Passover begins at sundown on Wednesday, April 5, and ends at nightfall on Thursday, April 13. We’ve gathered up some kid-friendly Passover events for Seattle-area families, plus a few resources for your celebrations. Note that some events require preregistration. Happy Passover to all!

Community Passover events:

Sundays, March 26 and April 2: A few Chabad organizations in the area are cooking up a hands-on Model Matzah Bakery for families where they can learn about the importance of this staple holiday food and try their hand at making their own, from grinding their own wheat to baking the dough. Preregister.

Sunday, April 2, 2–3:30 p.m.: Kids Chocolate Seder
Kids will love this Passover Seder just for them — it’s filled with chocolate and other sweet treats! $10–$12; for fourth–eighth-graders. Purchase tickets in advance.

Sunday, April 2, 3–4 p.m.: Jewish Story Hour at the High Point Library
Jewish West Seattle invites kids of all ages to join them at High Point Library for a Passover edition of Jewish Story Hour. A craft is included in the fun!

Sunday, April 2, 10 a.m.–noon: Pesach World Records
Families can prepare for Passover and test their knowledge at this fun event where participants will compete in challenges and attempt to break records at various-themed stations. Kids will also get to take home the seder plate they decorate themselves. Preregister.

April 5–13: Passover Cupcakes
Order these delicious Passover-themed treats from Trophy Cupcakes, then pick them up at Seattle- and Eastside-area locations April 5–13 to kick off your Passover celebration.

Wednesday, April 5: Join your neighborhood Chabad organization for a community Passover Seder. Make your reservation now at one of the locations below and enjoy gourmet Passover cuisine while participating in a meaningful and interactive family-friendly Seder.

Thursday, April 6, 5:30 p.m.: Kol Ami Community Seder
All are welcome to join the Kirkland-based Kol Ami community for a musical, family-friendly Seder featuring a delicious meal provided by Zylberschtein’s Delicatessen and Bakery.

Thursday, April 6, 6 p.m.: Community Seder at Bet Alef
Whether you choose to join in person or virtually, the Bet Alef Community Seder welcomes all for “A Feast of Liberation.” Preregister.

Thursday, April 6, 5:30 p.m.: TBT Community Passover
Join Temple B’nai Torah for a family-friendly community seder on the second night of Passover. All are invited to sing along and enjoy a delicious meal.

Friday, April 7, 9:45 a.m.: Tot Shabbat at the J
Friday mornings are for Tot Shabbat at the Stroum Jewish Community Center! Bring your tots on the Friday during Passover (or any Friday) for dancing, singing and community connection. Tot Shabbat is geared towards kids ages 5 and younger with a caregiver. Free.

Monday–Tuesday, April 10–11: Passover Lunches at Hillel UW
Hillel UW continues its 80-plus-year tradition of offering Passover lunches to the community, with the return of in-person service this year. Enjoy a three-course meal of homemade gefilte fish, matzah ball soup, macaroons and more. Preregister.

Resources for families:

  • Celebrating Passover at Home: has put together a resource page packed with ideas and guidance for celebrating your Seder at home. This page offers step-by-step instructions, a shopping list, recipes and a printable Haggadah. 
  • PJ Library at-home Passover resources for kids: PJ Library has pulled together tons of Passover resources with kids in mind. Find activities, songs, crafts and more to make your Passover extra special this year.
  • Passover recipes: Weelicious founder Catherine McCord has developed tasty Passover recipes designed to get the whole family involved and excited. Grab the kids and get cooking!

Haggadahs for use at home:

Passover stories to read with kids:

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