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Family Passover Celebrations in the Philadelphia Area

Commemorating Passover in the City of Brotherly Love

Passover, which will take place from the evening of Wednesday, April 5 until this evening of Thursday, April 13th this year, is a chance to gather with family and enjoy a seder. The Philadelphia area also has plenty of ways to celebrate the holiday with your family before the week begins. If you’re looking for things to do with your family before and during that week, look no further — we’ve got you covered!

Freedom Seder Revisited

March 20, 6 pm 

Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S Independence Mall East, Philadelphia


Inspired by the 1969 Freedom Seder which brought people of many backgrounds together to celebrate freedom in the context of the Civil Rights Movement, the Weitzman’s Freedom Seder Revisited welcomes everyone to gather together and explore the question of “What does freedom mean to you?” This interpretive seder includes storytellers, performances, and reflections. 

Pre-Passover Pride Painting Playdate

March 25, 10-11 am

Bala Cynwyd; register to receive the exact address


Using edible paint (sweetened condensed milk and food coloring) kids can turn sheets of matzah into pride flags — and then eat them! There will be colors available for most varieties of flags and different sized brushes for even the littlest hands. This free, all-ages playdate will be held at an outdoor location in Bala Cynwyd; register to receive the exact address.

The Prince of Egypt: 25th Anniversary Screening

March 26, 10:15 am

Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S Independence Mall East, Philadelphia


The Weitzman Museum is hosting a family-friendly viewing of “The Prince of Egypt” as part of the Philadelphia Jewish Film and Media’s Lindy SpringFest 2023. Showing two weeks before the holiday, this “Passover movie” event will include arts, crafts, food, and storytime prior to the movie. 

Taking the Stress out of Passover: A Family Event

April 2, 2-3 pm

Katz JCC, 1301 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, New Jersey


Katz JCC, right over the bridge in Cherry Hill, is hosting a Passover event for families with young kids. There will be live music, interactive activities for kids, and education for parents about how to hold a short, meaningful Passover seder for little ones. 

jkidaccess Program: Passover Storytime

April 3, 7-7:30 pm

Virtual on Zoom; register to receive the link


jkidaccess is hosting an inclusive evening of Passover fun for all-ages including music, a craft project, and storytime.

Passover Story and Craft

April 4, 4 pm

Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia


School age children are welcome to enjoy a Passover book and make some hopping frogs at Northeast Regional Library!

J.Proud – LGBTQ Community Passover Seder

April 9, 4-6 pm

Germantown Jewish Centre, 400 West Ellet Street, Philadelphia


Join J.Proud, and Germantown Jewish Center for their annual LGBTQ Passover seder. This year’s will be held in person and outdoors. There will be a traditional Passover meal and service and conversations about queerness, trans identities, activism, liberation, and freedom. 

Sesame Place Passover Event

April 9 & 10, 1:30 pm

Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne


Gather in the Sesame Street Neighborhood at Sesame Place with a local cantor and your favorite furry friends for a special Passover presentation and sing-along. There will also be a special Passover themed storytime in Sesame Studio, and a chance to hug and take a photo with a furry friend from Sesame Street! 

Lead photo courtesy of PJ Library. 

Calendar Editor and Writer for Philadelphia Family. Send tips to eleanor@familyfocus.org.