Passover is Judaism’s most creative platform for telling and retelling the master story of going from slavery to freedom. It’s a quintessential time of gathering for families and Jews around the world. Many synagogues usually hold traditional community seders on the first two days of Passover, and other Atlanta organizations offer themed seders. It’s also a great mitzvah to invite others to your seder, and Passover is traditionally a time when many open their homes to others.
With the start of Passover looming just over 3 weeks away and a tremendous amount of uncertainty still surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19, it remains to be seen what will happen with community seders. We also know, though, that many people rely on our annual list of what’s available, so we are posting what we have gathered, but remember that things are changing on a daily basis and you will need to check with these organizations and hosts on the status of their events as time progresses. Here’s a list of seders, from Atlanta Jewish Connector that are open to the public. We’ve also posted some unconventional non-congregational seders scheduled in Atlanta.
- Model Seder | Sunday, March 29, 5-6 pm |Congregation Shearith Israel | For 25 consecutive years Congregation Shearith Israel has hosted a free-of-charge seder honoring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Contact www.shearithisrael.co/chesed-society for information.
- Congregation B’nai Torah Sisterhood Women’s Seder| Wednesday, April 1, 7:00 pm at Congregation B’nai Torah | Exploration of the Feast of Freedom, by women, for women. Register by Friday, March 27, www.bnaitorah.org/womensseder. $24 per person, free for women ages 12-21.
- Congregation B’nai Torah Men’s Seder | Thursday, April 2, 6:00 pm | Congregation B’nai Torah | Join your fellow brothers for a fabulous steak dinner and premium cocktails in celebration of Passover (vegetarian options available). $36 Before March 20, $54 March 2-April 2. Register at www.bnaitorah.org/form/mensseder
- Chabad Intown Community Passover Seder | April 7, 7:30 pm | 730 Ponce de Leon Place NE Atlanta, GA 30306. Reservations https://chabadintown.org/passover/
- The General Muir | Wednesday, April 8 & Thursday, April 9 | Emory Point, Atlanta, GA 30329 | This is not a group seder; rather, you are invited to bring your own haggadahs, or use our complimentary seder pamphlet and conduct a seder at your table. Or simply enjoy The General Muir’s version of a traditional seder meal in the company of others doing the same. We offer a seder plate with symbolic elements ($20) when you make your reservation. Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations and catering orders. Deadline is Wednesday, April 1. Details here.
- OneTable Atlanta Seders | Want to host a seder? OneTable Atlanta will nourish your first OR second night. Because so many people are hosting amazing dinners during the week, you will be nourished based on the number of guests you have signed up through OneTable by Wednesday, April 1st for any of these three possible dinner dates — 4/8, 4/9 (the first two nights of Passover), or 4/10 (Shabbat). Dinners will be displayed on https://dinners.onetable.org/landing/atlanta People can create an account to submit their Passover Seder at https://dinners.onetable.org/host/promote.
- Hunger Seder | April 13, 6-9:30 PM | Selig Center | AA Synagogue and Atlanta Jewish Community Relations Council, Repair The World Atlanta, Your Jewish Bridge, along with 15 other organizations, have partnered to host the 10th annual Atlanta Community Hunger Seder. Learn about hunger in Atlanta and become an advocate for change. Tickets available here.
- 18Doors & OneTable Atlanta | These partners invite interfaith and other friends and couples to share stories and ideas for navigating the confluence of Easter, Good Friday, and Passover week. During the second half of the program, Rabbi Malka Packer-Monroe will provide resources for couples who want to learn more about Passover, how to lead a Seder, and elements of a Passover Hagaddah (the book we use on Passover). https://www.facebook.com/events/506843530027057/?active_tab=about