Bay area seders
Commemorating the Jewish liberation from ancient Egypt, Passover is one of the most observed Jewish holidays throughout the world. To ensure that all those who wish to celebrate have a place at the table, a number of Bay Area organizations are hosting public community seders, including those listed below.
“The Downtown Seder.” More than 20 artists,politicians and comedians offer their interpretation of the ancient Passover story. Includes kosher vegetarian dinner and the obligatory four glasses of wine. Produced by City Winery Napa. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 7 p.m. $95-$115. www.jccsf.org.
“San Francisco Multicultural Passover Freedom Seder.” Annual Passover dinner focusing on the historic fight for freedom for all. Kosher dinner served. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 6:30 p.m. $35-$40 adults; children under 12 $15. www.jccsf.org.
Women’s Passover seder in Hebrew. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 8 p.m. $12-$15. www.paloaltojcc.org.
“Chocolate Seder.” Dessert event for middle-schoolers in partnership with BBYO Connect. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 12 p.m. $10-$15. www.paloaltojcc.org.
“First Night Community Seder.” Join in the 35th annual telling of the journey from slavery to freedom with songs, questions and a search for the afikomen. Kosher seder meal served. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 6 p.m. $25-$65. www.jccsf.org.
Community Passover seders. Meal includes chicken, matzah ball soup and wine. Interactive celebration. At JCC East Bay branches in Berkeley, 1414 Walnut St., and in Oakland, 5811 Racine St. 7:30 p.m. $20-$60. www.jcceastbay.org.
Passover at the Concordia. Hand-baked matzah, dinner and wine. Sponsored by Chabad of S.F. At Concordia-Argonaut Club, 1142 Van Ness Ave., S.F. 7 p.m. $36-$54. www.chabadsf.org.
Passover seders for young children. For children ages 2-7. Light, child-friendly meal served. At JCC East Bay branches in Berkeley, 1414 Walnut St., and in Oakland, 5811 Racine St. 5 p.m. $25 adults; $15 children. www.jcceastbay.org.
“Liberation Seder.” For people of all faiths. Sponsored by Beyt Tikkun Synagogue-Without-Walls and Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists. At Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 1606 Bonita Ave., Berkeley. 6:15 p.m. $20-$35. www.beyttikkun.org.
Émigré Passover seder. For Russian immigrants. Includes dinner and dancing. Sponsored by Sinai Memorial Chapel. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 3 p.m. $25. www.jccsf.org.
Passover for older adults. Kosher seder lunch served. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 11:30 a.m. $10-$13. www.jcceastbay.org.