Passover around Tucson 2018


Seder Plate Making Workshop

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Tucson JCC

Learn about the symbols we use to tell the Passover story and make your own Seder plate. We provide all of the materials you need. Following the session, each Seder plate will be fired in The J's kiln and available for pick up in time for the first Seder! The cost is $30 per Seder plate.

Why Gefilte Fish? & Other Passover Family Traditions

March 19 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Tucson JCC

All are invited to bring your dairy/vegetarian lunch as we explore the Jewish connection to gefilte fish and other Passover foods. Free and open to the public.

Seder Heder: Adult Studies Kollel & Haroset Tasting at CAI

March 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Congregation Anshei Israel

Participate in three rotating “mini” classes, followed by haroset tasting. (Each 20-minute class taught only once.)

Rabbi Robert Eisen presents “Insights into the Haggadah”
Cantorial Soloist Nichole Chorny presents “Hallel: The Song of the Seder”
Rabbi Ruven Barkan presents “Telling the Story as an Act of Redemption, Then and Now”

Admission (bring to class): One box of matza per family for the “Matza & More” Passover Food Drive to benefit Jewish Children & Family Services. Please RSVP by Mar. 19.

Family Passover Cooking Class

March 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Tucson JCC

Get ready for the holiday of Passover by learning some new, fresh, and delicious Kosher for Passover recipes that everyone in your family will enjoy. This class is especially geared for second through fifth graders with their adults, but everyone is welcome. The cost is per child. Each child must be accompanied by an adult (at no charge).

New! Passover Painting Party at CAI

March 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Congregation Anshei Israel

Join us to paint a Miriam and/or Elijah wine glass. Fun for ages 6+! We’ll provide two wine glasses to paint (keep both or give one as a gift!), apron, brushes, paints and professional instruction led by Arte Bella Painting. No need to be an accomplished artist… you’ll receive guidance through every step in a relaxing & fun atmosphere. Refreshments served. RSVP a must by Mar. 20.

Passover Family Workshop & Chocolate Seder at CAI

March 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Congregation Anshei Israel

All youth and their families are invited to join us as we prepare for Passover by bringing to life our people’s story. Includes chocolate seder. There is no charge to attend, but please RSVP by Mar. 21.

PJ Library & Keshet Passover Celebration

March 25, 2018 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Whole Foods River Road

Children and their families are welcome to this special FREE event! There will be loads of Passover crafts, seder plates, seder bracelets, finger puppets, haroset tasting & much more! RSVP requested but not required.

WRJ Women's Seder at Temple Emanu-El

March 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm Temple Emanu-El

WRJ of Temple Emanu-El Women's Seder - hear the Passover story from the women's perspective and experience the exodus in a new, meaningful way. Led by Rabbi Batsheva Appel and Cantorial Soloist Marjorie Hochberg. A delicious kosher for Passover dinner follows. Please see pricing below. Vegetarian option (if requested in advance). Early Bird Discount Date is Monday, March 12th. Please RSVP by 3/19 by calling the Temple Office (520)327-4501. Members: adult (13 & up) $25 ($30 after March 12th); child (4-12) $10. Non-members: adult $30 ($35 after March 12th); child $10.

1st Night Community Passover Seder

March 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Congregation Or Chadash

You are invited for a first night Seder conducted by Rabbi and Marcia Louchheim. Bring the whole family!
The price of the Seder includes a 3% contribution to MAZON, a Jewish response to hunger. Members: adult $42; child (5-12) $25. Friends of Or Chadash: adult $55; child $35.

Handmaker First Night Passover Seder

March 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Handmaker

Please join us for the first night of Passover at Handmaker on Friday, March 30th at 5pm. Cost of the dinner is $40 per person, $15 for children 10 and under, and free for children 3 and under. The seder will be led by Meme Aguila. For reservations, please call Colleen Kulpa at 520-322-3622 by March 23rd.

JPride Seder

March 30, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm A private lovely home

Please join us as we come together to celebrate Passover in a lovely home in central Tucson. Reservations by March 27th are required for address.

2nd Night Passover Seder at CAI

March 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Congregation Anshei Israel

Participate in one of Judaism’s most beautiful and meaningful festivals. Share great dialogue, family participation; supervised children’s play; traditional dinner by Handmaker Catering with entrée option of brisket, salmon or vegetarian. Members: adult $45; child $30. Non-members: adult $55; child $40; College & military $38. RSVP a must by Mar. 22. Seating is limited.

Passover Second Night Seder

March 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Handmaker

Please join us for the second night of Passover at Handmaker on Saturday, March 31st at 5pm. Cost of the dinner is $40 per person, $15 for children 10 and under, and free for children 3 and under. The seder will be led by Maya Levy. Reservations are required. For reservations, please call Colleen Kulpa at 520-322-3622 by March 23rd.

Secular Humanist Jewish Cirle Passover Seder

March 31, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm Atria Campana Del Rio

Humanistic Hagaddah with traditional Seder plate accompaniments and stories of our ancestors and others, ancient and modern, who have made the way to freedom; singing, lunch. RSVP by March 26 to Becky, [email protected], 296-3762. $25-$35.

Passover Yizkor Service

April 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am Congregation Or Chadash

Yizkor is the time when you remember a special relative who died in years past. Yizkor, "Remember," means you will never stop missing this person. Although remembering may be painful for you, Yizkor supports your desire to keep their memory alive. You may shed tears, you may be sad, but you will reconnect to the goodness and the happy times spent with your loved ones. The Psalmist reminds us, "Those who sow in tears will reap in joy" (Psalm 126).

Post-Passover Pancake Breakfast

April 8, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am Congregation Or Chadash

Join us on the School Patio for a special pancake breakfast - Proceeds benefit the 8th grade class trip to Jewish L.A. $5.00 per person - includes pancakes, turkey sausage, fruit and a drink.