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Passover, Pillows, Props and Puppets! – Online

March 9 @ 8:00 pm EST


Come learn how to engage kids and the young at heart in the telling of the Passover story. Rabbi Elyssa will share her tips for the seder—the ritual meal at the beginning of Passover—and tricks for making old traditions new again. Join this session for parents and grandparents of interfaith families to re-imagine and prep everything for Passover. Rabbi Elyssa will share a variety of hands-on kids activities and food ideas to get into the spirit of spring and freedom!


Meet Rabbi Elyssa Cherney

Rabbi Elyssa Cherney leads lifecycle rituals for couples and families in Philadelphia who aren’t affiliated with a particular synagogue. The most important aspect of her work is helping others mark time through rituals big and small. She created the website tacklingtorah.com to help people connect their Judaism to holy moments in their lives.

Rabbi Elyssa engages the Philadelphia Jewish community at pop-up style events or co-hosting with other local Jewish non-profits. As a Rukin Rabbinic Fellow, she loves helping others explore how to talk about Jewish traditions in their interfaith homes. Rabbi Elyssa acts as a spiritual guide helping families navigate the joys and challenges of bringing different religious and/or cultural identities to the table. She is grateful to her partner Alan and kiddos Ava Jane and Zeke for supporting her in this work.


18Doors believes our community is enriched by the diversity of its members. We welcome everyone, and invite racially diverse and LGBTQ individuals to participate in our programming. All of our virtual programs offer automated closed captioning. If you need additional captioning support, or any other accommodations to fully participate in a program, please let us know on your registration form.