15 Passover Events in Massachusetts

Looking for crafts, stories, or other ideas to get the kids excited about Passover? Check out these resources from Boston JCC and Jewish Boston. From awesome recommendations for children’s bookshelves to fun games and free downloadable activity pages, they’ve got you covered. And of course, here’s our annual roundup of 15 Fabulous Passover Events in Massachusetts to help you plan your holiday.


Monday, April 8

1. Families can make matzah by hand, from threshing, winnowing, and milling the wheat to mixing, kneading, and baking the dough (Natick)


Wednesday, April 10

This Chocolate Seder offers up a delicious opportunity for kids to learn about Passover with bittersweet chocolate for bitter herbs, marshmallows for charoset, Kit Kat bars and chocolate eggs on the seder plate, plus four glasses of chocolate milk (Somerville)


Thursday, April 11

Take an evening to share stories and traditions and plan ahead for Passover with other local parents with a bit of Passover Prep Wine and Conversation (Arlington)


Friday, April 12

Stop by a special Passover-themed drop-in playgroup with songs, crafts, and treats for littles (Arlington, Natick, Newton, Somerville)


Sunday, April 14

Grind the flour, knead the dough, and bake the matzah in a stone oven at this Model Matzah Bakery event for kids (Boston)

Get ready for Passover by painting a Matza Plate or Cup of Elijah (Canton)

Hear a creative telling of the Passover story, then visit Investigation Stations to create innovative Passover-related science experiments (Sharon)

Experience the ancient art of "Shmura Matzah" baking as you bake your own Matzah, enjoy Passover arts and crafts, participate in a model seder, and meet Moses and Pharoah (Sudbury)


Monday, April 15

Head to this intergenerational Model Matzah Bakery and learn to make deceptively simple crackers from scratch (Stoughton)


Friday, April 19

Join this annual Public Community Passover Seder (Arlington)

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


Saturday, April 20

This Passover Program for Families with Young Children features a special musical program with Wayne Potash, a Matzah brei cookoff, and more (Boston)


Wednesday, April 24

Bonaparté the Magician makes Matzah and Magic a delightful evening of Passover fun and delicious food (Lexington)

Decorate an afikomen cover and Passover plague stick puppets, plus enjoy matzah, fruit, and stories (Sharon)


Sunday, April 28

Enjoy Mimuna, a special Moroccan Jewish tradition at the end of Passover featuring Moroccan music, food, crafts performances, henna tattoos, lots of chametz and more (Newton)