The week-long holiday of Passover, in which we celebrate our Exodus from Egypt, gives us several opportunities to come together as a community.
Passover Schedule 2023
Wednesday, March 22
6:30 PM – Women’s Seder
$5 UH members / $10 non-members
Please bring your girlfriends of all faiths and join us for our popular Annual Women’s Pre Passover Seder. UH will provide brisket and mashed potatoes. Please bring a favorite Passover side dish or dessert to share, or a Passover food donation for the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry.
Register here by March 17 or call 314-469-0700.
Wednesday, March 29
7:30 PM – DIY Holidays: Passover
Enjoy an adult’s night out creating “on-trend” decorations and more to help beautify and celebrate Jewish holidays in your home. Drinks and projects provided!
$18 per person per session. Register here by March 26.
Saturday, April 1
6:00 PM – Shabbat HaGadol Chametz Party
Join us for Pizza and Beer (chametz) before Passover begins. The evening will begin with Havdalah and move into feasting. Register here by Thursday, March 26.
Wednesday, April 5
9:00 AM – Fast of the Firstborn Study & Siyum
It is an ancient and widespread custom for the firstborn to fast on the day before Passover. This commemorates the miracle which spared the firstborn Jewish sons from the plague which struck down the firstborn sons of the Egyptians. After the text study, we will enjoy a treat to break the fast,a siyum celebration, which, according to prevailing custom, creates an atmosphere of rejoicing that overrides the requirement to continue the fast. Register here or by calling 314-469-0700.
6:00 PM – First Night Passover Seder
Designed for all ages. Led by UH Clergy. A delicious traditional seder meal will be served. It will include matzah ball soup, gefilte fish, brisket, seasoned broccoli, candied carrots, garlic and parsley mashed potatoes, and dessert. The vegan/vegetarian option is stuffed zucchini.
This UH seder is like being with a large family. Please let us know if you would like to participate in reading, helping to serve or even set-up and clean-up just like we do in our own homes.
Adults $25 UH member $35 non-member
Child (age 3-12) $16 UH member $21 non-member
Children under 3 – free of charge
RSVPs required by Wednesday, March 29 or until sold out. Early reservations recommended.
Register here or call 314-469-0700.
Include with whom you would like to sit (if applicable) and if you would like the vegetarian option. All reservations must be made and paid for in advance.
We will not be able to accommodate walk-ins at the door.
Thursday, April 6
9:00 AM – Passover Morning Service
In person or Livestream on our website.
10:00 AM – Matzah Fry
Wednesday, April 12
9:00 a.m. – Passover Yizkor Morning Service
In person or Livestream on our website.
United Hebrew’s Video Haggadah
For families who would like to lead their own Seder – we’ve put together a Haggadah with the music for your use.
You can start, pause, stop at your convenience to go at your own pace, have discussions, or add your own readings.
Download a copy of the UH Haggadah to follow along or print for your own use.
Jewish Telegraphic Agency – From Seinfeld to WWII Morocco, these new Haggadah options will spice up your Passover Seder
Mazon: Reflections for Passover
10 Recipes for Leftover Manischewitz
ReformJudaism.com is a resource for everything Passover including the history, traditions, blessings, recipes and Seder information.
Resources to add Ukraine to Your Seder
Haggadah Companion by Alden Solovy
Our former Liturgist-in-Residence, Alden Solovy, has created a downloadable PDF version of his Haggadah Companion, offering 18 lovely readings to enliven your Seder. The print volume sells for $12.99. The PDF is available for $5.99, but for an additional $1.00 off, use the coupon code “freedom” (without the quotes) at checkout. Click here to purchase.
NCJW’s Passover Seder Insert on Human Trafficking.
For more on the history and traditions of Passover, click here.