With Passover just around the corner, we decided to check in with members of the 18Doors team to see which Haggadah they would recommend! Here are a few of their picks. Take a look and don’t forget to check out the rest of our Passover resources that we assembled for this Passover while we are living under quarantine!
My favorite Haggadah is the one I created! It is short, with lots of songs, and is perfect for my interfaith family. But it’s in New Jersey, at my mom’s house where we usually have our seder. So, my other favorite Hagaddah, and the one we will use this year, is the one JewBelong created. I love the blessing for interfaith families at the beginning! And, it’s fun, short and accessible.
Jodi Bromberg, Chief Executive Officer
My favorite Haggadah is not one that I purchased, but one that I created myself. I created it online at a wonderful website called Haggadot.com. What I love about this Haggadah is I chose to use a mix of all the traditional elements, but I chose to add a whole bunch of cool modern readings that we could incorporate into our seder.
Rabbi Robyn Frisch, Director of the Rukin Rabbinic Fellowship
This is my favorite Haggadah! We’ve used it in my family for as long as I can remember. We usually do the first seder all the way through, and then for second seder, we use the interesting discussion questions to guide our seder. The songs are kind of silly, but so nostalgic. This Haggadah might be geared more towards families with younger children, but I still love it because it does a nice job with transliteration and adding English discussion questions–great for folks who are attending their very first seder!
Molly Kazin, Outreach and Engagement Manager, 18Doors Boston
My favorite Haggadah right now is the New American Haggadah. I don’t use it at the seder itself, but it is the one I love to explore and read in the weeks leading up to Passover, especially the cool discussion pages. But the idea of even having a favorite Haggadah is fleeting, and like it says in the introduction to this one, like all Haggadahs before it, this one hopes to be replaced.
Rachael Martin, Director of Special Projects
A challenge in my family has always been finding a Haggadah that we all like. In our interfaith family, and around a table with family and friends of many religious backgrounds, we all want different things out of our Passover experience! When my mom found the Bronfman Haggadah, though, she stumbled upon a Haggadah we could all agree on! It’s compelling, has great topics for conversation, and is beautifully illustrated. We love it!
Tema Smith, Director of Professional Development
The Haggadah I use is the Maxwell House Haggadah. I’ve used the exact same copy with my name sloppily written in it since I was little, so it’s really nostalgic to me. I have the four questions highlighted and used to practice incessantly as a kid. I’m still the youngest at my family’s seder so even at the age of 29, I’m still singing it!
Nicole Wasilus, Director of Lifecycle Connections