It’s hard to believe, but Passover is quickly approaching! The first night Seder is Saturday, March 27. An “On Demand” YouTube Seder will be available for you in addition to a Second Night Zoom Seder open to anyone in the congregation on Sunday, March 28.
See below for all of our Passover offerings throughout the month!
If you ordered a Passover meal from Lynn’s Catering and indicated you wanted to pick up from Schaarai Zedek, meals will be available at our Drive-Thru Experience on Saturday, March 27, from 10:30 to noon.
Monday, March 15, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Looking to add to and create a more beautiful and meaningful Seder this year? Join us in welcoming Rebekah Lowin, a Jewish lifestyle and holiday décor expert. Rebekah will be teaching us how to make Matzah Candy Place Cards for your seder table. Registration required.
If you missed this workshop, it is now available to watch on our YouTube channel.
Thursday, March 18, 2021, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Please join Rabbi Simon, Cantor Cannizzaro, Rabbi Weiss, and other members of our staff to learn Seder basics, followed by fun ideas to make your virtual or small in-person Seder unique!
Monday, March 22, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Chef Zach Engel joined us to show us how to modernize our Seder tables through an evening of exploration and discussion about how his Judaism has impacted his culinary journey. Zach also shared his shopping list and recipes to help bring his culinary creations to your family celebration.
If you missed this demo, it is now available to watch on our YouTube channel.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Finding a Kosher for Passover That Works for You with Rabbi Simon
We are commanded to refrain from products made from the forbidden grains, other than matzah, for seven days during Passover. We also know that many end their Passover dietary restrictions before the Seder has ended. Join Rabbi Simon to learn about the evolution of Passover’s kosher laws and, hopefully, find a way that Passover can be meaningful for you throughout the week.
Saturday, March 27, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Join us for a Passover Drive-Thru experience as our parking lot transforms into Egypt. Each car will journey from Egyptian slavery through the ten plagues, ultimately crossing the Red Sea and dancing in freedom. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to experience the Exodus as you prepare for your own Seder that evening. Those who have ordered a Passover meal from Lynn’s Catering will be able to pick up their meal at the end of the Drive-Thru.
Just like our ancestors faced times of struggle, we know many in our community benefit from assistance provided by community food banks. While many of us are cleaning out our pantry and removing chametz, please consider collecting food donations to bring to the drive-thru. Some of the greatest needed items are peanut butter, canned soup, canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned stew, canned meat/fish, canned beans, whole grain pasta, and brown rice.
Rabbi Simon, Cantor Cannizzaro, and Rabbi Weiss have prepared a do-it-yourself Video Passover Seder that you can use on your own, with family, or on Zoom with family and friends. The Seder goes step-by-step, so you can each go at your own pace.
Sunday, March 28, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Join us Sunday morning of the first full day of Passover as we explore the holiday through nature. We will meet at 10 AM in the main parking lot of Weedon Island Nature Preserve and begin our walk from there. After, feel free to stick around, rent a paddleboard, explore downtown Saint Petersburg, or head over to the beach! This is an in-person event. Registration is required.
Sunday, March 28, 2021, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 3, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
On the last day of Passover, it is tradition to recite Yizkor prayers in memory of deceased loved ones. Please join us on Zoom for this service.
To better help us stay connected with our Schaarai Zedek family, we will use Zoom, a web-based video and teleconferencing platform. If you are new to Zoom, here are some instructions and tips to help you get started.