14 Passover Events in Massachusetts

From crafting an Afikomen Bag or your own Seder Plate, to creating an Elijah or Miriam’s Cup, Boston JCC and Jewish Boston have you covered with a range of family resources to help you prepare for Passover. Check out their ideas for your children’s bookshelves or these free downloadable activity pages. And here’s our roundup of 14 Passover Events in Massachusetts to help you plan your holiday.

1. March 31: At Curious Minds: Passover Fun Cooking and Crafts, preschoolers and their grownups can get ready for Passover with singing, stories, and a cooking craft, then stay for Kabbalat Shabbat (Dedham)

2. April 2: Kids cut, thresh, and grind wheat into flour, then race against the clock to punch, roll, and bake their own Matzahs to take home at the Chai Kids Model Matzah Bakery (Brookline)

3. April 2: Adults can indulge in an Everything Chocolate Seder with a light dinner and chocolatinis (Brookline)

4. April 2: Make holiday puppets, hear the Passover story, sing songs, and sample different charoset recipes at Puppet Your Passover Seder (Framingham)

5. April 2: Join the Model Matzah Bakery to experience the ancient art of Shmura Matzah baking -- bake matzah, create Passover arts and crafts, meet Moses and Pharaoh, and participate in a model Seder (Sudbury)

6. April 5: Experience the fifteen steps of the Seder, chocolate-style, from four cups of chocolate milk to dipping strawberry-karpas in chocolate to downing a whole entire smore-Korach sandwich and more at this Chocolate Model Seder, where kids will leave armed with inspiration from the Haggadah, songs, and familiarity with the order of the Seder (Peabody)

7. April 7: Attend a Passover Themed Tot Shabbat to hear the story of Passover, dance to the music, and learn songs for Passover Seder, plus enjoy a potluck dinner, tasty dessert selection, and Passover craft (Sharon)

8. April 9: Enjoy Haggadah, arts, crossing the sea, a charoset competition, and more at this Passover Family Experience (Chestnut Hill)

9. April 10: Families are welcome at the Jewish Life Arlington-Belmont’s Public Passover (Arlington)

10. April 10-11: Hand-baked matzah, fine wines, singing, and a festive holiday dinner make these Passover Community Seders memorable (Natick)

11. April 11: Attend this Community Passover Seder at The Chabad Center of Sudbury to relive the exodus, discover the eternal meaning of the Haggadah, and enjoy a community Seder complete with hand-baked Matzah, wine, and a wonderful dinner spiced with unique traditional customs (Sudbury)

12. April 11-12: Celebrate with a Community Passover Seder at The Chai Center that has family in mind -- drink the 4 cups of wine or grape juice, ask the four questions or answer them, eat some handmade Shmura Matzah all the way from Israel, and enjoy a bit of horseradish to spice things up (Brookline)

13. April 14: Join Caravan Puppets for a lighthearted, Passover-inspired celebration of freedom, featuring original songs and loads of puppets (Boston)

14. April 18: Mark the last day of Passover and celebrate optimism, hope, and freedom with a special Feast of Moshiach (Brookline)

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