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Celebrate Passover in Philadelphia

Commemorating Passover in the City of Brotherly Love

Over the past two years, we’ve had to find innovative ways to celebrate holidays at home. But as the world begins to open back up, we now have more opportunities to embrace culture and traditions with people we love.

To make up for the lost time that came from the COVID-19 pandemic, various places in Philadelphia are hosting a plethora of events throughout the spring that you won’t want to miss out on. Since many organizations couldn’t arrange activities in 2020 or 2021, they are now taking the opportunity to bring people together from all around the city for holidays and seasonal celebrations.

This year, Passover will be taking place from the evening of Friday, April 15 until Saturday, April 23rd. If you’re looking for things to do with your family that week, look no further — we’ve got you covered!

Below, you’ll find a list of activities and events in and around Philadelphia for the holiday of Passover. We will keep adding events as they are announced, so keep checking back for updates!

Passover 2022 Events in Philadelphia

Garces Trading Company: Passover Seder Dinner Take-Out/ Heat and Serve Package

April 15-23, 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Volvér – 300 S Broad Street, Philadelphia

Enjoy a chef-curated Passover meal perfect for the whole family. This menu is available April 15 to April 23, 2022. Ready to eat or can be prepared for heat and serve. Cost is $38 per person with a two person minimum. Menu includes:

Purple Cabbage & Orange Salad with Orange & Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Jumbo Matzo Ball Soup
Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Date & Walnut Charoset
Sweet & Sour Braised Brisket
Apple Cinnamon Rugelach with Caramel Sauce

Menu requires 2 days order notice on the Garces Trading Company website. Pick up from Volver at 300 S. Broad Street, at the Kimmel Cultural Campus, Locust Street entrance to the restaurant.

Passover Event

April 17 & 18, 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Sesame Place – 100 Sesame Rd, Langhorne, PA

Join Sesame Place’s special Passover event! Gather on the Sesame Street Neighborhood with a local cantor and your favorite furry friends for a special Passover presentation and sing-along.

Third Thursdays with jkidphilly — Passover Countdown to Shabbat

April 21, 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

General Wayne Park, 305 Maplewood Ave. Merion Station, PA

Looking for mid-Passover, pre-Shabbat fun? Me, too! Please join me outside at General Wayne Park on Thursday, April 21st at 4:00pm for a story, craft, Passover snacks, and an all-around good time. Please bring your own water bottles.

Lyrids: Last Night of Passover Under the Shooting Stars

April 22, 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Fairmount Park Philadelphia

Graphic by Tribe 12 on Facebook

Could we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars? Could you really use a wish right now? Well on Friday, April 22nd, you won’t need to pretend! Shooting stars occur during meteor showers, and the Lyrids are one of the most stunning meteor showers of the year! Astrology has a long history/tradition in the LGBTQIA+ community, and astronomy has a long history/tradition in the Jewish community.

Come learn the basics of astrology, astronomy, and how they intersect, all set against the backdrop of a brilliant sparkling night sky! Get a guided tour of the constellations in the Northern sky, and learn a bit about celestial navigation and how it might have saved us at least 39 years of wandering. Bring weather-appropriate clothes, glasses (if you need them), a picnic blanket or folding chair, and a mental list of wishes/intentions.

 

Passover Events for Singles/Young Professionals

YJP Spring Shabbat Social

April 8, 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
119 N 3rd Street, Philadelphia

 

Graphic by YJP Philadelphia

Join YJP for a Spring Shabbat Social – Cocktail Style Shabbat Dinner. Socialize, network and connect with local Jewish Young Professionals in their 20’s and 30’s. Event hosted by YJP Philadelphia and the Old City Jewish Arts Center.

  • Premium Open Bar
  • Hand Rolled Sushi Station
  • Asian Fusion Cocktail Style Dinner
  • Cost: $25
  • RSVP by Tuesday, April 5th.
  • Ticket Price goes up to $36 on Wednesday, April 6th
  • Ticket Sales will close on Friday April 8th, 9 AM

 

Grad Network Passover Seder 2022

April 15, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
University of Pennsylvania Hillel – 215 South 39th Street, Philadelphia

 

Join for a delicious Kosher for Passover meal and retelling of the Passover story. Make sure to get your tickets by April 3rd to secure the early-bird price! 

Dress code: Come as you are. Festive attire encouraged! Guests are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend. In the event that you purchase a ticket and test positive for COVID-19 after purchase, please reach out to the organizer and they would be happy to refund your purchase.

 

Cocktails With A Conscience: Passover & Prison Reform

April 19, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
JEVS Human Services – 1845 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

 

Each year, during Passover, we reflect on our time in bondage thousands of years ago, in a foreign land. Unfortunately, we cannot ignore the reality that today, here in the United States, many in bondage are forced into servitude, through our unjust system of mass incarceration.

Join Tribe 23, Jewish Grad Network, and JEVS Human Services and for a lesson on making Kosher-for-Passover-style cocktails, while learning and having a discussion about mass incarceration and prison reform. There will be alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well as Kosher-for-Passover snacks to enjoy throughout the event.

 

Queerantine Quizzo: Passover Edition w/ Jewish Grad Network

April 20, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Online – Virtual Event by Tribe 12 and Jewish Grad Network

Grab your friends, grab your families, grab your partners, grab your Seder table, or grab yourselves, and come join Tribe 12 LGBTQIA+ for a night of COVID-safe trivia, with the chance to win a Wawa gift card! No Googling, b’vakasha…

Additionally, many local restaurants throughout the city will be offering special menus for Passover. Contact individual establishments to learn about their offerings and hours.

We hope that you and your family have a lovely holiday! Remember to keep an eye on our Philadelphia Family Calendar to learn more about events taking place throughout the city all season.

Featured Image: Image by J.Proud Consortium via Facebook

Writer for Philadelphia Family. Email tips to lani@familyfocus.org.

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