Welcome to our virtual haggadah, where you will find some highlights from the Passover seder and some of our favorite songs!

Welcome to Our Seder

Welcome with Rose, kiddush with Cantor Frenkel, shehecheyanu with Mandi Frenkel, and an exploration of the seder plate with Rabbi Carrie.

Kiddush
Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheinu melech ha-olam, borei p’ri hagafen.
Blessed are You, God, Sovereign of all, who creates the fruit of the vine.

Shehecheyanu
Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam, shehecheyanu, v’kiy’manu, v’higiyanu laz’man hazeh.
Blessed are You, God, Sovereign of all, who has kept us alive, sustained us, and brought us to this season.

Passover Story

Teachers Lauren, Sara, Shirley, Sarah, Nicole, and Sussan tell the story of Passover:

King Pharaoh was not nice to the Jewish people and they had to work very hard to build cities. Moses was born and his mother and his sister put him in a special basket. His basket was like a boat in the river. Pharaoh’s daughter found Moses in the basket. She decided to take care of baby Moses because babies need a lot of love and help to do things. When Moses got older, he saw that Pharaoh was not being kind to the Jewish people, so he went to Pharaoh and said, “let my people go”. Pharaoh did not want to let them go, so there were a lot of consequences for not being a good listener, like frogs and bugs. Pharaoh realized that it was time to let the Jewish people go and Moses led the people out of Egypt. They were free!

Four Questions

Rabbi Amy sings the four questions. Farzaneh, Christine, Maria, Jandira, and Kiera ask the questions in English:

Four Questions
Mah nishtanah halailah hazeh mikol haleilot?
  
How is this night different from all other nights?

Sheb’chol haleilot anu ochlin chametz umatzah, halailah hazeh, kuloh matzah.
On all other nights, we eat all kinds of bread. Why do we only eat matzah on Passover?

Sheb’chol haleilot anu ochlin sh’ar y’rakot, halailah hazeh, maror.
On all other nights, we eat many kinds of herbs. Why do we eat bitter herbs at our seder?

Sheb’chol haleilot ein anu matbilin afilu pa’am echat; halailah hazeh, sh’tei f’amim.
On all other nights, we do not dip our food. Why do we need to dip parsley into salt water?

Sheb’chol haleilot anu ochlin bein yoshvin uvein m’subin; halailah hazeh, kulanu m’subin.
On all other nights, we eat sitting up straight. Why do we lean on a pillow tonight?

Passover Sing-A-Long

Sing with Rabbi Reuben, Teacher Debbie, Cantor Frenkel and his daughter Mandi, and Cantorial Soloist Daniel Leanse: 

Pesach is Here Today
Pesach is here today
The seder is on its way
All of the family gathers together
Thoughts of freedom ringing
Pharaoh enslaved us
Then Moses saved us
And we went out singing la la la la… 

What’s on a seder plate?
Tell me, I just can’t wait
Matzah’s affliction, marror is bitter, sweetness is charoset
Karpas is springtime, yayin we drink wine, shankbone is zeroah la la la… 

This is a special night, everything must be right
Clean up chametz from all of the cupboards, search in every corner
Cook special foods and set the table, everything’s in order la la la… 

Frogs Song
One morning when Pharaoh awoke in his bed
There were frogs on his bed and frogs on his head
Frogs on his nose and frogs on his toes
Frogs here, frogs there, frogs were jumping everywhere
And the frogs said ribbet, ribbet ribbet, ribbet

Go Down Moses
When Israel was in Egypt’s land
Let my people go
Oppressed so hard they could not stand
Let my people go

Go down, Moses, way down in Egypt’s land
Tell old Pharaoh to let my people go

So Moses went to Egypt’s land
Let my people go
He made old Pharaoh understand
Let my people go

Go down, Moses, way down in Egypt’s land
Tell old Pharaoh to let my people go

Oh Listen, King Pharaoh
Oh listen, oh listen, oh listen King Pharaoh
Oh listen, oh listen please let my people go
They work so hard all day
They want to go away
King Pharaoh, King Pharaoh what do you say? 
No, no, no I will not let them go!

Bang Bang Bang
Bang, bang, bang, bang your hammers low
Bang, bang, bang, give a heavy blow
For it’s work, work, work every day and every night
For it’s work, work, work when it’s dark and when it’s light

Dig, dig, dig, dig your shovels deep
Dig, dig, dig there’s no time to sleep
For it’s work, work, work every day and every night
For it’s work, work, work when it’s dark and when it’s light

Where is Baby Moses?
Where is Baby Moses, Moses, Moses?
Where is Baby Moses? In River Nile.
He’s floating in a basket, a basket, a basket.
He’s floating in a basket, on the River Nile.
The princess she was swimming, swimming, swimming.
The princess she was swimming, in the River Nile.
She found the baby Moses, Moses, Moses
She found the baby Moses, in the River Nile
She took him to the palace, the palace, the palace
She took the baby Moses to the palace, from the River Nile.

Rabbi Hyman sings dayenu! Rabbi Daniel does the blessings for washing our hands and matzah and he explains the afikomen. The video finishes with wishing you a happy Passover from Jason! 

Dayenu
It would have been enough

Ilu hotzi, hotzianu, hotzianu mi Mitzrayim,
Mi Mitzrayim hotzianu, Dayenu

If we had left Egypt and that was it, that would have been enough!

Ilu natan, natan lanu, natan lanu et ha Torah,
Natan lanu et ha Torah, Dayenu

If we had Torah, if we had a way to teach and connect with one another through our words and our stories, that would be enough.

Blessing Over Washing Hands

Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheinu Melech ha-olam, asher kidshanu b’mitzvotav vitzivanu al n’tilat yadayim.
We praise God, our eternal source of everything, who has commanded us to wash our hands.

Matzah Blessings

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam, haMotzi lechem min haaretz.
Blessed are You, God, Sovereign of all, who brings forth bread from the earth.

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam, haMotzi lechem min haaretz.
Blessed are you, our God, who commands us to eat matzah.

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