For Your Seder

PRINTABLE DOWNLOADS
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> VBS Passover Haggadah
Hard copies of the VBS Haggadah may be purchased by calling Wendy Perlmutter at 818.788.6000.

> Convo Starter Fortune Teller
A free printable project with instructions to bring to your Passover seder. Follow the steps and invite your fellow seder guests to explore different themes relevant to our Passover story.

Social Justice Supplements
> AJWS | American Jewish World Service: AJWS Haggadah: Next Year In A Just World
> HIAS | Welcome the stranger. Protect the refugee: Haggadah Supplement
> MAZON | A Jewish Response To Hunger: Hunger Seder

> "Light of Freedom"
An original song by Cantor Phil Baron.
> Accompanying songsheet for "Light of Freedom"

> Filling Elijah's Cup
A ritual that has been passed to Rabbi Avi Taff through his family about sharing a hope for the future.

> Because We Were Strangers
A ritual that has been passed to Rabbi Avi Taff through his family about sharing a hope for the future.

> Recipes from Chef Danny Corsun
Passover Carrot Cake and Passover Banana Cake.


PASSOVER GUIDES
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> The Rabbinical Assembly's complete Pesah Guide
> Giora Shimoni's How To Prepare Passover Seder Plate

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> Blessings for Bedikat Hametz
Pick up a Bedikat Hametz kit at Valley Beth Shalom while supplies last.

> Magid: The Passover Story
While the Passover story chronicles the Israelites' exodus from slavery in Egypt, courageous people around the world today are making similar journeys from oppression to liberation.


TEXT STUDIES

> Because We Were Slaves
A text study and discussion prompt to explore the idea of radical empathy at your seder table.

Suddenly A Slave
A text study with questions inspired by Frederick Douglass.

> Outstretch Your Hands
The Haggadah states, "With a strong hand and an outstretched arm." Discuss these ideas to find personal meaning in the text.

> Miriam's Cup
A Miriam's Cup is a new ritual object that is placed on the seder table beside the Cup of Elijah. Learn more about the meaning and significance of including a Miriam's Cup on your seder table. 

> Orange on the Seder Plate
Read Aleza Goldsmith's true tale of why the orange has made its way on to the modern seder plate. 

> The Covenant of Common Destiny: The Leap of Solidarity
An essay by Rabbi David Hartman