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Community Passover Events for Seattle-Area Families

Celebrate Passover with your family and community in 2024

Headshot of author Julie Dodobara, she is pictured from the torso up, standing on a boat with a waterfuall in the distance

Published on: April 08, 2024

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 2024, the Jewish holiday of Passover begins at sundown on Monday, April 22, and ends at nightfall on Tuesday, April 30. 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, April 7 and April 14: A couple of 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 14, 2:30–4 p.m.: Pre-Passover Seder Circus
Step under the big top for an unforgettable Passover experience the whole family will enjoy. Tightrope, mime, acrobatics and juggling are part of the circus fun (as well as learning about the 15 steps of the Seder). Kids will also make a Seder circus movie craft to take home. Preregister.

April 21–24: Passover Cupcakes
Order these delicious Passover-themed treats from Trophy Cupcakes, then pick them up at Seattle and Eastside-area locations April 21–24 to kick off your Passover celebration.

Monday, April 22: 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.

Tuesday, April 23, 6 p.m.: Kol Ami Community Seder
All are welcome to join the Kirkland-based Kol Ami community for a seder on the second eve of Passover. Preregister.

Tuesday, April 23, 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 “Harmony of Heritage.” Preregister.

Tuesday, April 23, 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. Register by April 16.

Thursday–Friday, April 25–26: Passover Lunches at Hillel UW
Hillel UW continues its 80-plus-year tradition of offering Kosher Passover lunches to the community. Enjoy a three-course meal of homemade gefilte fish, matzah ball soup, macaroons and more. Preregister.

Friday, April 26, 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.

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:

Editor’s note: This story originally published in 2021 and was updated in April 2024.

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