Passover Seder 2019

Saturday, April 20 at 5:30pm

Please join us for a joyous, family friendly and creative celebration of Freedom, Renewal and Redemption.

As with all Havurah events, the help of volunteers is vital and we hope you will support this wonderful holiday celebration.

Your help is needed with the following:

Potluck food

Please bring a dish to share for the potluck dinner. (See kashrut information below.) We will also need a few people to bring nut free charoset, and help with keeping hot food hot and cold food cold and bring it out to the serving table at the appointed time.


Volunteers are needed to meet at 4:00pm before the seder to set up the room and tables.


Volunteers are needed to stay briefly after the seder to clear and dismantle the tables.


$8 per person (max $32 per family)
Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 17

Passover Kashrut (Kosher) Policy

Consistent with the principles established by the Havurah Kashrut Policy of February 2002 and the no nut policy of 2016, the following will be used for our Communal Pesach Seder:
Policy & Procedures

In establishing a symbolic, yet functional Pesach Kashrut policy for Havurah House, we embrace the following principles:

  1. Honoring the traditional prohibition against eating bread and pasta products
  2. Recognizing that some in our community follow the Ashkenazic practice of not eating rice and bean products during Pesach
  3. Honoring the traditional prohibition against eating pork products and shellfish
  4. Honoring the traditional  separation of meat and dairy
Implementation of the Kashrut Policy
  1. No peanuts or tree nuts
  2. No bread or pasta products
  3. Please note on an ingredient card if rice and/or bean products are in your dish
  4. Recognizing that some in our community follow a more traditional standard of Kashrut during Pesach, individuals or families may choose to bring their own meal so they may participate in the Communal Seder while honoring their personal Kashrut standard for the holiday
  5. No pork products or shellfish will be served in Havurah House
  6. Meat and dairy will not be mixed in the same dish, as in chicken Parmesan
  7. There will be two serving tables, one for meat dishes and one for dairy, fish and vegetarian dishes
Individuals are free to take what they want, mixing or not mixing from the two tables. This presupposes that the tradition of maintaining separate meat and dairy utensils will not be followed.
This compromise policy honors and incorporates into Havurah communal culture some of the key aspects of Kashrut.