a seder plate with shank, egg, maror, haroset, parsley and and orange

Virtual seders coming to you live from across the Bay Area

For the second (and we hope final) year, we’re bringing you a list of virtual seders happening around the Bay Area, plus a few socially distanced outdoor seders. Celebrate the Exodus with the wider Jewish community from your own home. Next year, in person!

East Bay

Saturday, March 27

VIRTUAL “Glitter Gathering” — Kehilla Community Synagogue’s director of youth programs, Rabbi Gray Myrseth, leads a gathering for people in their 20s and 30s, focusing on themes of liberation and solidarity. 6-7:30 p.m. Free, with suggested donation, with registration.

VIRTUAL Temple Isaiah community seder — 5 p.m. Free, with registration.

VIRTUAL First-night seder — Presented by Aquarian Minyan. 6 p.m. Suggested donation $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers, with registration.

Sunday, March 28

VIRTUAL “Jewish Gateways Seder of Connection and Community” — Rabbi Bridget Wynne leads a seder before the Passover meal. Ages 8 and up. 5-6:30 p.m. $30, with registration.

VIRTUAL “Liberation Seder” — Beyt Tikkun presents a welcoming second-night seder led by Rabbi Michael Lerner and Network of Spiritual Progressives executive director Cat Zavis, with music by Ami Goodman. 5:30-9 p.m. $15 donation suggested. Registration required by March 25.

VIRTUAL Tri-Valley Cultural Jews — Family-friendly secular, humanistic community seder. 5 p.m. $10 suggested donation, with registration.

VIRTUAL Temple Beth Hillel — Community seder. 6 p.m. Free, with registration. Information: tbh@tbhrichmond.org

VIRTUAL Second-night seder — Presented by Aquarian Minyan. 6 p.m. Suggested donation $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers, with registration.

Humanistic Passover seder — Kol Hadash hosts a seder with songs led by musician Ben Brussell, telling the traditional Exodus story and exodus stories within modern Jewish and American history. 1-3 p.m. Free, with registration. 

North Bay

Sunday, March 28

VIRTUAL Beth Ami seder — Rabbis Mordecai Miller and Joshua Weisberg lead a seder featuring the Israeli-Ethiopian story, with music by Cantor Lisa Iskin. 7 p.m. $18 suggested donation. Advance registration required. Information and registration: office@BethAmiSR.org

Chabad of Solano County — In-person first-night and second-night community seders. 8 p.m. Saturday, March 27 and 8 p.m Sunday, March 28.  730 E. Main St., Vacaville. $36 suggested donation. For more information, contact rabbi@jewishsolano.com.

VIRTUAL Community seder — Rabbi Ted Feldman and musician Fredi Bloom lead a seder using PJ Library’s illustrated Family Haggadah. Presented by B’nai Israel Jewish Center. Room opens 5:30 p.m., seder begins 6 p.m. Free, with registration.

Peninsula & South Bay

Tuesday, March 23

VIRTUAL Women’s Seder — Oshman Family JCC presents a feminist seder with the theme “Out of Egypt; Back to Life.” 7-8 p.m. $12, with registration.

Wednesday, March 24

VIRTUAL “Gvanim 2020: Women’s Seder” — Israeli Cultural Center at the OFJCC presents a seder for Hebrew-speakers. 8:30-10:30 p.m. $12, with registration.

VIRTUAL “New Basics Seder” — Oshman Family JCC’s Tova Birnbaum and Zoe Fertik lead a learning seder to familiarize people with the texts and rituals. Presented by OFJCC and Bina. 7-8:15 p.m. $12, with registration.

Saturday, March 27

VIRTUAL Congregation Beth Emek seder — Rabbi Larry and Janet Elis Milder host. 6 p.m. Free, with registration.

Community outdoor Passover seder — Oshman Family JCC presents a socially distanced outdoor seder. For adults and older children. JCC’s Freidenrich Community Park, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 4:30-5:30 p.m. $18-$54 per table, with registration.

VIRTUAL “Intergenerational seder” — Congregation Shir Hadash presents a seder led by Rabbi Ted Riter, Cantor Devorah Felder-Levy and Rabbi PJ Schwartz. On Zoom and livestreamed. 5-7:15 p.m. Free, with registration.

Sunday, March 28

VIRTUAL Second-night community seder — With Congregation Beth Am Associate Rabbi Heath Watenmaker. 6-7 p.m. Free. Registration required by March 25.

VIRTUAL Family seder — Rabbi Lavey Derby, musician Alison Faith Levy and educator and puppeteer Jeni Markowitz Clancy host event for families and children 10 and under. Presented by Peninsula JCC. 5 p.m. Free, registration required.

San Francisco

Tuesday, March 16

“Multicultural Passover Freedom Seder” — Jewish Community Relations Council presents an interfaith event that includes discussions of racism, xenophobia, systemic injustices, inequities and antisemitism. With elected officials and community leaders doing readings. 6 p.m. Free, with suggested donation, with registration.

Saturday, March 27

VIRTUAL JCCSF seder — Led by Rabbi Batshir Torchio and musician Jonathan Bayer. Space limited. 6 p.m. Free, with optional dinner for two for $60-$90 (pickup); order deadline March 18. Advance registration required.

Sunday, March 28

VIRTUAL Sha’ar Zahav seder — Rabbi Mychal Copeland and Cantor Sharon Bernstein lead second-night seder for historically LGBTQ synagogue. 6 p.m. $5-$20 suggested donation, with registration.

VIRTUAL “Second-Night Passover Seder of Community and Connection” — Presented by Congregation Ner Tamid, with Congregation Beth Ohr in Studio City and others. 6 p.m. Free, registration required by 2 p.m. March 26. To register: office@NerTamidSF.org

Wednesday, March 31

VIRTUAL “Navigating Together” — Jewish Family and Children’s Services presents a seder with JFCS Jewish Chaplaincy Services director Bruce Feldstein and JFCS Spiritual Care Services director Rabbi Daniel Isaacson. 2 p.m. Free, with registration. tinyurl.com/nav-together

“Social Justice Passover Seder” — USF’s Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice presents an interfaith solidarity seder focusing on climate justice. 6:30 p.m. Free, with registration.

Rebecca Landau
R.D. Landau

R.D. Landau is the editorial assistant at J.