Holidays at Senesh offer an opportunity for all our students to come together and celebrate holidays with meaning as a community. We welcome family members and special friends to join us at our tekesim/assemblies throughout the year to share these moments with our students. Senesh families are also encouraged to attend all of our Community Holiday Celebrations!
The food we eat tells the story of who we are, where we come from, how we live, and what we believe. Our Senesh community has so many fascinating stories to tell, and what better way to share the stories than through the food we eat with our families at our Passover seders? For Passover 2021, we compiled a book of Senesh recipes and family journey stories to share with each other for the holiday. Senesh Seder Stories, like last year’s Senesh Haggadah, continues our work to celebrate and share the richness of diversity in our own community and in the global Jewish community. Within these pages you will find a plethora of recipes, traditions, and stories that reflect the deep well of experience our community holds.
While working and learning remotely, we created our first-ever Senesh Haggadah. This school-wide project grew out of a desire to celebrate and share the richness of diversity in our own community and the global Jewish community. What better way to share the wealth of our traditions and interpretations than with a Passover Haggadah to help guide us on this journey of Jewish peoplehood together.
In this Haggadah, you will find examples of how Jews across the world and in our own community observe Passover. Through pictures and stories, you will see ritual objects and traditions that have been handed down from generation to generation. We have included personal stories of journeys to freedom and helpful discussion prompts to use throughout your seder.