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Community Passover Seders 5777 (2017)

Seder Nights:
First Seder: Monday, April 10, 2017
Second Seder: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Both Seders

Bensalem Outreach Center 
2446 Bristol Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 * 215-752-5032
Start time: 8:00 p.m., both nights * Cost: $40 Adult, $20 Child. 
Join Bensalem Outreach Center for gourmet Passover cuisine, warm company, Haggadah reading, insights and songs! Subsidies are available.
Contact: BensalemOutreach.org/Passover or Moshe@BensalemOutreach.org
Region: Bucks County--Affiliation: Orthodox


Congregation B'nai Abraham
527 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Start time: 8:00 p.m., both nights * Cost: $20
Join B’nai Abraham for an inspirational Passover Seder and experience the deeper meaning of Passover in a warm and motivational environment, complete with a traditional Seder dinner, insights, singing, four cups of wine, and Matzah! Whether you are a Seder veteran or a curious explorer, the Seder offers a stimulating and satisfying experience! All are welcome to attend!  
RSVP required via email at office@phillyshul.com  or call (215) 238-2100.
Region: Center/University City--Affiliation: Chabad


Chabad Lubavitch of Doylestown
300 E. Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA 18901
Start time:  8:00 p.m., 1st night; 8:15 p.m., 2nd night * Cost: $36 adult, $18 Child
Relive the exodus, discover the eternal meaning of the Haggadah, and enjoy a community Seder complete with hand-baked Shmurah Matzah, wine, and a wonderful dinner spiced with unique traditional customs. Experience the liberation and freedom of Passover. Discover the Seder's relevance today. No one will be turned away for lack of funds, but call ahead, reservation required, by April 3rd . Contact: https://www.jewishdoylestown.com/passover.html or call 215-622-9090.
Region: Bucks County --Affiliation: Chabad


Congregation Mikveh Israel
44 North Fourth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Start time: 7:15 p.m., both nights * Cost: $75 per adult, $15 per child 6-through 13, children <6 are free
Rabbi Albert E. Gabbai will conduct the Haggadah. Please make your reservation as soon as possible and the deadline is April 3rd. Mikveh Israel cannot accept reservations without your check or credit card payment in advance. Mikveh Israel would suggest that non-members call the office to inquire regarding membership in order to take advantage of the Mikveh Israel programs.
Contact: www.mikvehisrael.org * 215-922-5446
Region: Center/University City --Affiliation: Orthodox (Sephardic)

Penn Hillel at Steinhart Hall
Falk Dining Commons, 215 South 39th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Start time: 8:00 p.m., both nights * Cost for Non-Penn Students: Adult: $36, Child: $25
Reservations are Required at least 24 hours ahead of time. No Walk-ins. Payment due in advance.  Penn Hillel will be open to the public for Lunch and Dinner (closed Saturday evening, April 15th) all through Passover.  See same website for more information. Contact: Falk Dining Commons - www.pennhillel.org/Passover,
Penn Hillel - 215-898-7391
Region: Center/University City --Affiliation: Independent


Temple Hillel at The Rosen Hillel Center
1441 Norris Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121
Start time: 6:30 p.m., both nights * Community Members: $20.
All Passover meals including Seders are the cost of a meal swipe or $10 for students. 
Community Members: $20. Registration for Passover meals and Seder is required in order to ensure enough food is available. Payment can be made with your meal plan, credit card, or by check or cash at the meals. The event will consist of 45 minutes of ritual prayer, Seder traditions and discussion followed by a complete meal. 
Contact the Hillel staff- 215-777-9797. Sign up at templehillel.com/passover-hillel
Region: Center/University City --Affiliation: Independent


First Seder Only:


Temple Beth Ami
9201 Old Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115
Start time: 7:00 p.m. * Cost: $45 Adult. $24 Children (up to age 13) 
The meal will be a kosher chicken dinner with all the trimmings. Bring friends and family to share the pleasures of the beauty and remembrances of Pesach together. No payments will be accepted at the door.  Advance reservations are a must.  Registration deadline: April 3rd.
Contact: bethami9201@yahoo.com * 215-673-2511
Region: Northeast Philadelphia--Affiliation: Traditional


Chabad Lubavitch of Chester County & Western Main Line
946 North Valley Forge Road, Devon, PA 19333 * 610-971-9977
Start time: 7:00 p.m. * Cost: $45 adult, children age 3 to 12, free. 
Enjoy a personal, meaningful and insightful experience! Join the community in a vibrant and energized spiritual Seder experience. Delicious catered dinner, Haggadah readings and everything explained as it is done. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Reservation required.
Contact: www.jewishchestercounty.com 
Region: Main Line--Affiliation: Chabad


Chabad of the Main Line
625 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station, PA 19066
Start time:  8:00 p.m. * Cost: $45 Adult, $25 Child. 
No one will be turned away for financial reasons. Registration required online at www.chabadmainline.org. No walk-ins. Deadline for registration March 31st, 2017.: Please light Shabbat candles at 7:00 p.m. at home. 
Contact: 610-660-9900
Region: Main Line —Affiliation: Chabad


Chabad Lubavitch of the Montgomery County
1311 Fort Washington Ave. Fort Washington, PA 19034 * 610-660-9900
Start time:  8:15 p.m. * Cost: $45 Adult, $20 Children (age 2-12). 
Contact: Registration required online at www.jewishmc.com . 
Region: Bux-Mont —Affiliation: Chabad


Chabad of Penn Wynne
Location: Kaiserman JCC, 45 Haverford Rd, Wynnewood Pennsylvania 19096
Start time: 8:00 p.m. * Cost: $45 adult, $25 children.   
Chabad of Penn Wynne invites you to join us for our Traditional Community Seder, including: • Interactive Haggadah • Great Singing • Children's Program • Great Company • Passover Experience for the whole family! Register by April 3rd.
Contact: Moshe@chabadpennwynne.org * 610-529-9011
Region: Main Line--Affiliation: Chabad


Jewish Graduate Student Network
Steinhardt Hall, 215 South 39th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 * 631-388-2073
Start time:  8:00 p.m. * Cost: Students: Early Bird $18, Regular $20
                                   Young Professionals: Early Bird $25, Regular $30
                                    Early bird tickets end March 27th. Kindly RSVP by Monday, April 5.
It’s that time of year again- join Grad Network for Philly's only first night Seder for grad students and young professionals! The evening includes a traditional (somewhat abbreviated) Seder, a catered Kosher meal and 4+ glasses of wine. If you can’t be with family on the holiday, join ours! Open to all grad students and young professionals! RSVP on facebook or eventbrite  
Region: Center/University City --Affiliation: Independent


Chabad Lubavitch of Bucks County
The Shul at Newtown, 25 North State Street, Newtown, PA 18904
Start time: 8:00 p.m.
Join the community in a vibrant and energized spiritual Seder experience.
Adults: $50, Children 12 & under: $25. Reservations must be made by Thurs March 30th.
Contact: www.jewishcenter.info/seder * 215-497-9925
Region: Bucks County--Affiliation: Chabad


Congregation Or Shalom
835 Darby-Paoli Road, Berwyn, PA 19312
Start time: 6:30 p.m. * Cost: $38 Adult, $16 per child age 3 to 12
Reservations are required, firm deadline: March 24th.
Contact: 610-644-9086 or office@orshalom.com
Region: Chester County--Affiliation: Conservative


Second Seder Only:


Adath Israel
250 North Highland Avenue, Merion Station, PA 19066 * 610-934-1919
Start time:  6:00 p.m. * Cost: $55 per Adult, $18 per Child. 
Join Adath Israel on the 2nd night of Passover for an interactive, intergenerational community Seder and dinner led by Rabbi Yanoff and Cantor Lowe. Chicken/Fish/Vegetarian dinner. RSVP with payment must be received by April 13th.  
Contact: www.adathisrael.org 
Region: Main Line --Affiliation: Conservative

Beth Chaim Reform Congregation
389 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355 * 610-640-2147
Start time: 6:00 p.m. * Cost: $21 Adult, ages 13 and above.
Payment must be received with your reservation by April 7th. Share a delicious meal, enjoy the company of old friends, and perhaps meet new ones as our warm and caring congregation continues to grow. 
Our Rabbi Michelle Pearlman will re-tell the story of the Exodus, with the assistance of members of our congregation. 
Please join us for this special night – that is not like other nights. BYO wine.
Register: http://www.bethchaim.net/events/2017/4/11/passover-second-seder
Region: Chester County --Affiliation: Reform

Beth Israel Congregation of Chester
385 Pottstown Pike, Eagle, PA 19480 * 610-458-8550
Start time: 6:30 p.m. * Cost: $40 Adult, $13 Children age <13, children, $25 Seniors.
Payment must be received with your reservation by March 29th.  Led by Rabbi Jon Cutler. Traditional Menu.
Contact:  Beth Israel Office or www.bethisraelpa.org * 610-458-8550
Region: Chester County --Affiliation: Conservative


Congregation Beth Israel Congregation of Media
542 S. New Middletown Road, Media, PA  19063 * 610-566-4645
Start time: 6:30 p.m. * Cost: $5 per person with Kosher for Passover dairy or vegetarian dish to share. Community Passover Seder and Potluck Dinner led by Rabbi Linda.  Seder Items, wine/juice, vegetarian matzah ball soup, hard boiled eggs and gefilte fish provided.  If you can help with food prep and/or set up, please contact the synagogue office and everyone can help clean up at the end.  RSVP by April 6th 
Contact:  Beth Israel Office: 610-566-4645, or www.bethisraelmedia.org
Region: Delaware County--Affiliation: Reconstructionist


Congregation Beth Or
239 Welsh Road, Maple Glen, PA 19002 * 215-646-5806
Start time: 6:00 p.m. * Cost: $36 Adults, $18 Children 6-12, Children < 5: free..
Please join us for our annual congregation-wide Passover Seder. The seder will be led by Rabbi Marx, catered by Shop n’ Bag, and is open to the congregation and the community. The fee includes dinner (all Seder courses), beverages, and dessert. Registration deadline April 6th.
Contact: Barb Murtha at bmurtha@bethor.org w/your check (payable to Congregation Beth Or).
Region: Bux-Mont--Affiliation: Reform.


Temple Brith Achim
481 South Gulph Rd, King Of Prussia, PA 19406
Cost: $32 for Non-Member ages 13 & over, $22; Non-Member ages 5-12; Under 5 free
Please join the Temple Brith Achim community in celebration of the 2nd night of Passover. Haggadah led by Rabbi Eric Lazar. Register online at: www.brithachim.org
Contact: Alicia Kahn abkmd40@yahoo.com or 610-209-1753
Region: Montgomery County, Affiliation: Reform


Congregation Hesed Shel Emet (Mercy and Truth)
575 N. Keim Street, Pottstown, PA 19464 * 610-326-1717
Start time:  6:30 p.m. * Cost: $25 Adult, $18 Child (3-15), $5 Child < 5 years old
Passover commemorates the biblical Exodus of the Jews from Egyptian bondage. The Passover ritual meal, the Seder, recreates the story of the Exodus. The retelling of the story reminds us of how precious our freedom is. The foods we eat remind us of the difficult times of Jewish slaves before and during the Exodus. We invite friends and family from all faiths to join us for this very special holiday event! Contact: RSVP at hesed-shel-emet.ticketleap.com/passover-seder/  
Region: Montgomery County--Affiliation: Conservative

Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir ~ Heart of the City
The Philadelphian, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, Social Room A, Philadelphia, PA 19130 * 215-629-1995
Start time: 6:15 pm * Cost: $56 Adult, $20 per child
Our annual second night Seder is always one of the highlights of our Jewish year. We will have a full Seder, led by Rabbi Julie Greenberg with Cantorial Soloist Jessi Roemer. There will be food and wine galore, and some fun as well. We're a friendly group who loves to share holiday rituals with the larger community. Children are welcome and there will be afikomen prizes for them.  Entree choices - Salmon, beef brisket or vegetarian.  Reservations with payment must be received by Friday, March 31st .
Contact: www.leyvhair.org/events-calendar/2017-community-seder
Region: Center/University City --Affiliation: Reconstructionist


Mekor Habracha/Center City Synagogue
2000 Chestnut Street, 2nd floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103 * 215-525-4246 
Start time: 7:45 p.m. * Cost: $50 Adult, children free. Cost adjustments available (call ahead to arrange).
Seder conducted in Hebrew and in English with explanations. Delicious meat meal with vegetarian options available (please specify if you are vegetarian). RSVP with payment required by Wednesday, March 29th . 
Contact: mekorhabracha@gmail.com or 215-525-4246 
Region: Center/University City --Affiliation: Orthodox


Melrose B’nai Israel Emanu-El
8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
Start time: 6:00 p.m. * Cost: Adults: $68, children 6-12: $30, children age <6 are free, 
Enjoy a home-style Passover dinner, from soup to dessert. Rabbi Charles Sherman and Cantor Joshua Gordon will lead this very special Seder. RSVPs with payment must be received by April 3rd.
Contact: MBIEE office: 215-635-1505 
Region: Old York Road--Affiliation: Conservative.


Narberth Havurah
Activities Building at the Merion Friends Meeting House
615 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station, PA 19066
Start time: 6:00 p.m. * Cost: $15 Adult, $8 for youth <13 years old or $36 per family.
We will be using a minimalist Haggadah to guide us through our ritual, giving us the freedom to extemporize, and for everyone to chime in with their readings, poems, and spontaneous thoughts and observations. Please sign up below to bring Passover-friendly food - i.e., food prepared without flour (other than matzoh and matzoh meal), to help set up or clean up. Registration required by March 27th.
Contact: by email or Register Here
Region: Main Line --Affiliation: Independent


Ohev Shalom of Bucks County
944 Second Street Pike, Richboro, PA 18954 * 215-322-9595
Start time: 6:00 p.m. * Cost: $42 Adult; $18 Child 6-13; Free for children < age 6. 
Dinner: Chicken, brisket or salmon. RSVP required by April 3rd. If there is a financial need, assistance is available. 
Contact: Ohev Shalom Bucks Seder
Region: Bucks County --Affiliation: Conservative


Rodeph Shalom
615 North Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19123
Start time: 6:00 pm * Cost: $40/adult and $18/child (under 3 there is no charge)
All are welcome to our family-friendly Seder! BYOB.
Register by April 3rd  * https://rodephshalom.org/2nd-night-congregation-seder-2017 Region: Center/University City --Affiliation: Reform


Shir Ami
101 Richboro Road, Newtown, PA 18940
Start time: 5:30 p.m. * Cost: $42 Adult; $18 Child 5-12; Free for children age< 5.
Join Shir Ami for a beautiful Seder and delicious Kosher meal served family style. Reservations and payments are due in the office by March 27th.
Contact: Jodi Friedman, 215-968-3400
Region: Bucks County --Affiliation: Reform


Society Hill Synagogue
418 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA  19106
Start time: 6:00 p.m. * Cost: Adults, $42-$48 (depending on choice of entrée); $20 Children < age 13
Please join us on the 2nd night of Passover for an SHS community Seder led by Rabbi Avi Winokur & Friends. RSVPs and payment required by Friday, April 16.
Contact: office at 215.922.6590 or office@societyhillsynagogue.org
Region: Center/University City --Affiliation: Conservative