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DIY Passover Seder

Dear Friends,

Passover is traditionally spent with family and friends, but with coronavirus curtailing travel plans and social interactions, many are facing the prospect of celebrating Passover alone. In response to those asking for guidance on how to prepare for their Seder for the first time, below is a list of To-Dos & FAQs.

It is important not to own Chametz (leavened) over Passover, email Chany and she will send you the form. Make sure to email it or mail it back by Monday, April 6.

The East Side Kosher Deli offers ready made food from soup to nuts to use at your seder. You can purchase individual portions of fish, soup, main dish and sides. Email to order your Passover food. If you need help with pickup, we will be happy to help you.

Feel free to reach out to us and we can help you with your Passover plans or as a listening ear..

May G-d grant our world healing real soon, and especially the ultimate healing — the coming of Moshiach!


Rabbi Pesach and Chany

Leading your own seder is a lot simpler than it seems. Why? Because you have your cheat sheet right in front of you. A standard Haggadah has all the instructions and guidance necessary to walk through the 15 steps of the Seder like a pro. So just pull out your haggadah and read through it in advance.

Want to have some witty and wise thoughts to share with your (truncated) crowd of participants? Visit for Passover ideas.

Here is what you’ll need for the Seder:

  • Haggadah booklets
  • Matzah (handmade shmurah matzah is ideal)
  • Wine or grape juice
  • Marror (bitter herbs, typically romaine lettuce and grated horseradish)
  • Vegetable for dipping
  • Saltwater (yep, just salt and water)
  • Food for your Passover feast (make sure its kosher for Passover and does not contain roast meat)
  • Roasted bone (Chabad custom is a chicken neck, which may be easier to procure than a lamb shank)
  • Charoset
  • Eggs
  • Cutlery (either disposable or kosher for Passover)

About Chany Scheiner

Co - Director of Boulder Center for Judaism. Any successful organization needs a heart and that is what Chany provides, along with organization, marketing, innovative programming, and countless Shabbat dinners. Some of her accomplishments are large and public like the annual menorah lighting on Pearl Street and the matzo and shofar factories, while others are quiet and private like the time she spends counseling individuals and sharing the wisdom that comes from study.

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