Connect the Passover Story with Today's Refugees.
This year, re-envision the Seder plate, connecting the Jewish experience of flight from persecution toward safety to the journeys of today’s refugees and asylum seekers.
What items might we place on the Seder plate to make connections between the Biblical exodus, other Jewish migration experiences, our own families’ histories, and the stories of those who comprise the 80 million people who are forcibly displaced today?
Download and print a guided exercise in reimagining the Seder plate – appropriate for kids (of all ages) and adults too! Share your completed Seder plate on Instagram to show why you support refugees this Passover. Make sure to tag @hiasrefugees and use the hashtag #sederplate.
While Seder quite literally means "order" and the HIAS Haggadah guides us through the retelling of the Passover story in a particular order, the Seder is meant to be a flexible ritual that allows us to use our imagination. Download the free HIAS Haggadah to include a deeper exploration of the global refugee crisis in your Seder here.
Skim through the HIAS Haggadah and look at sections that include short readings if you are hosting a large online gathering that makes interaction difficult (pgs. 1, 6, 8-9, 12-14, 18-9, 22-27).
Order the bound paperback version of the HIAS Haggadah on Amazon.
This short illustrated video, a companion for the HIAS Haggadah, may be used during your Seder.
For more tips on leading a Seder during this time of social distancing, check out this guide containing tips for how to host a virtual Seder.