In Search of a Seder?
Here’s a list of Seders around town that are open to the community.
First Night Seders (all at 7 PM):
- The Seder of Your Dreams at Slifka
- Russian Seder (also at Slifka)
- Moishe Pod Seder (email Yoni)
- YJP & Orchard Street Shul ($36)
- Assorted Seders at Slifka (Chocolate Seder, LGBTQ Seder, Jews of Color Seder, etc.)
Hosting your own Seder and need resources?Try these (all printable):
- JFNA's Official Haggadah
- Turn Your Seder Table into a Haggadah
- The Moishe House Hartford Haggadah (shameless, I know!)
- JewishBoston's "The Wandering Is Over" Haggadah (inclusive of women's voices)
- AJWS Global Justice Haggadah
- The "10-Minute Seder" Haggadah
- The Bader Seder
- HIAS' Haggadah
- 2 For Seder and #FriendSeder
- Hazon's "Egg on the Plate" Supplement
- Yale Prison Education Initiative’s Haggadah Supplement
- 7 Modern Additions to Your Seder Plate
Multifaith Rock to Rock Ride, Hike & Picnic
During the past year, individuals with hateful hearts attempted to instill fear into our respective faith communities. This bike ride/hike is New Haven's testament to their lack of success. As a response to hatred, we bond together in solidarity. Now it is time to celebrate good times with the same passion with which we mourn horrific ones.
Join together with your Jewish, Christian and Muslim friends on Sunday, April 28 at 11:30 AM to support the 11th Annual Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride. Connect with members of your New Haven community for a post-Passover, post-Easter, post-Shab-e-Barat multifaith day of cycling and hiking to support lots of great causes, culminating in a celebratory picnic in East Rock Park.
Please note: this event is taking place on the Sunday AFTER the official Rock to Rock ride (which occurs on Saturday, April 27) to accommodate observant Jewish riders/hikers who would be unable to participate on Saturday due to the laws of Shabbat observance.
Not a cyclist? Join us for a hike up East Rock.
Not a hiker either? Come straight to the mountaintop picnic afterwards for a kosher/halal picnic beginning at 1:30 PM. There’s something for everyone!
More details available on the RSVP and team registration pages (links below).
An Evening with Chanie Apfelbaum
Thursday, May 16 | 6 - 8 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
Chanie Apfelbaum, creator of world-renowned kosher food blog Busy In Brooklyn, has made her cookbook debut with a collection of modern, cultural, trendy, and bold dishes that reflect her passion for reinventing traditional foods with a Millennial vibe. And now, she’s coming to share her favorite recipes with NextDor and the JCC community — for one night only!
$18 admission includes food samples
Last Call for Campers
May 24 - 27 | Waynesboro, PA
Join Derek at Camp Nai Nai Nai this Memorial Day weekend for 4 days of creative Playshops (there is no “work” at camp), rest & relaxation on the lake, spirited song sessions, color war, cozy all-camp meals, and more.
Not convinced? See what you’ll be missing out on:
Registration is $300 and includes bunk accommodations, three meals per day & all of your activities*. Register as a group of 4+ and save $25 off each.
Registration closes May 10.
*You are also responsible for your own transportation to/from camp. If you plan to drive, parking passes are limited and cost $10 each. If you would like to take a bus from NYC, Moishe House will be chartering one and tickets cost $70 per person. If you want to carpool, contact Derek directly and he will help you find one.
Host Your Own Event
While you can always approach Derek with ideas for events you want to help make into a reality, these organizations can help you host a private event (like a Shabbat dinner or Seder) for your friends and peers:
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