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Passover Seders Open to the Community 2016

ShalomBoston.com is pleased to present this list of seders as a community service.  We will be adding to it as more open seders become known to us.  Please check back for the most up-to-date list.  You may email us information about your organization's seder at


First Night - Friday, April 22
Second Night - Saturday, April 23
Model and Special Interest Seders


The Boston Synagogue
55 Martha Road, Boston

The Boston Synagogue has an excellent first night Seder—beginning at 6:30 with a brief service. The event is open to the entire community.
Join us for a spirited, warm, traditional Seder with a fully catered kosher dinner. Dr. David Fishman, porfessor of Modern Jeiwish history at the Jewish Theological Seminary, will lead the Seder & services on Saturday & Sunday. Please visit our website,
bostonsynagogue.org to make your reservations and for the full service schedule. Tickets are limited and can be purchased at

Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue
45 Lochstead Ave., Jamaica Plain
Friday, April 22 at 6:45pm
Join us for our community seder! We will daven Ma’ariv at 6:45 and start the seder promptly at 7:15. Food will be vegetarian. Cost: $36 for adults, $18 for children 6-12, children under 6 free. For financial assistance, please be in touch with Rabbi Victor. Click
here to register. Deadline for registration and payment is Friday, April 15. 

Temple Emanuel of Andover
7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover, MA 01810

Friday, April 22, 2016, 6:00pm

Adult Temple Emanuel Members @ $54.00 /person       

Adult Non-Members @ $65.00 /person  

Children under 16 @ $ 36 /child

 Join Rabbi Goldstein and Soloist Gitit Shoval
Have a wonderful First Seder dinner catered by David’s Catering! 
Reservations due by April 8th.



Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope and Open Spirit - A Place of Hope, Health, and Harmony will host a public seder in an interfaith setting.
Friday, April 22 at 6:00 PM
Sue Dickerson Hall at Open Spirit, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham.
For more information or to register call 508-877-8162 or email 
The public is invited to a vegan/vegetarian kosher for Passover seder meal, complete with blessings, songs, interactive activities, meditations, and stories, led by Rabbi Katy Allen of Ma'yan Tikvah and Open Spirit. People of all faith traditions and ages are welcome. You are welcome to bring a short reading about freedom if you wish. 

Temple Beth Israel in Waltham
25 Harvard Street Waltham MA

Friday Night April 22 at 6:30pm

$30 per adult

$20 per child (10-18)

$free under 10

We run an interactive seder and involve everyone in attendance. It is made fun and engaging for all. Dinner will include chicken or a vegetarian option.

Contact Andrea at 781-894 5146 or
 office@tbiwaltham.org or www.tbiwaltham.org

Chabad at Chestnut Hill
163 Bellingham Rd., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Services at 6:30 pm; Seder at 7:00 pm
Join Chabad at Chestnut Hill for an inspirational Passover Seder and experience the deeper meaning of Passover in a warm and motivational environment, complete with a delicious traditional Seder dinner, insights, singing, four cups of wine, and Matzah galore!  Whether you are a Seder veteran or a curious explorer, the Chabad Seder offers a stimulating and satisfying experience.
Fee: Adult $45, Child (3-12) $25; Early Bird (before April 6) Adult $36, Child $20, Sponsor $250.
Space is limited.  RSVP is necessary.  No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
Click here to make reservations.


Temple Ohabei Shalom
2nd Night Seder: A Different Night

April 23, 2016

6:00 pm (doors open @ 5:30 pm)

Brief Description:

• Connect through story & song
• Traditional Passover foods (vegetarian options available)
• Led by Rabbi Saltzman & Cantor Schloss

Register on Eventbrite: 
www.tos-seder-16.eventbrite by noon, Tuesday April 19
Adult early bird tickets: $43.00


Temple Beth Am
300 Pleasant Street, Framingham
Temple Beth Am in Framingham invites you to make a reservation for a community Seder on the 2nd night of Passover, Sat. April 23, 2016 beginning at 6:00pm. The Seder will be led by Cantor Jodi Schechtman and will include a beautiful dinner, presented by Franklin Caterers. Although we will provide Seder plates, you are welcome to bring your own Seder plate & fill it with symbols that we will provide. Bring your own Kiddush cup or anything that is meaningful to your family. 
Cost is $54 per adult; Children ages 6-13 are $20 each; Children under 5 are free. Menu includes all symbols, wine and matzah, matzoh ball soup or vegetarian option; brisket with carrots AND/OR chicken medallions in an orange cranberry sauce. There is a vegetarian alternative entree.There will be side dishes as well as dessert and coffee/tea. Deadline for reservations is April 19th. Please contact the temple office 508.872.8300 or email shalom@tempbetham.org to make a reservation

Temple Emanuel of the Merrimack Valley
101 W. Forest St.
Lowell, MA

Temple Emanuel's 2nd Night Potluck Seder: We encourage families to bring their children and we also welcome our friends from the community.  Rabbi Sparr has promised that it will be fun, meaningful and exciting.  Each family is asked to bring candle holders and two food items enough to serve 8-10 people.  
Contact us for food requirements and restrictions for our Passover seder. 

Cost:$5/person$18/family.  Reservations are required 
seder@temv.org or phone Jane Maine at 978-265-8625 by April 18, 2016

Congregation Agudas Achim-Ezrath Israel
245 Bryant St., Malden
Passover 2nd Seder on Sat., April 23 @ 6:30 p.m. 
Rabbi David Kudan will conduct the Seder assisted by those attending.  A full course Chicken dinner as well as a Vegetarian dinner will be served.  Cost is $30.00 per adult and $10.00 per child 12 and under.  For more info, please contact Barbara Weiner @781-324-0108 or email
Bobie52003@yahoo.com.  Reservations must be paid in advance.  RSVP by April 15.

Temple Beth Avodah
45 Puddingstone Lane, Newton
Plan to celebrate the second night of Passover, Saturday, April 23, with Rabbi Stern, Cantorial Soloist Susan Glickman at Temple Beth Avodah. VineRipe Grill will be catering a delicious meal featuring traditional favorites including chicken soup with matzah balls, chopped liver, and chocolate dipped matzah and macaroons. If you wish to attend please RSVP by noon on Monday, Paril 18, so that we can accommodate you.
Click here to RSVP.

Sunday, April 3
AJC Boston 17th Annual Diplomats Seder
5:30 pm Registration and Cocktail Reception
6:15 pm Program Begins
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
The seder will be led by Rabbi Howard Jaffe, Senior Rabbi at Temple Isaiah of Lexington.  RSVP at ajcboston.org/Seder.  For additional information, please contact Boston@ajc.org or 617-457-8700.

Sunday, April 3, 2 - 5 PM
Women’s Seder at Temple Emunah 

Celebrate the History of Jewish Women in Boston

How many women were on the Massachusetts Superior Court 100 years ago?     Got your attention? 
Come and honor the history of Jewish women in Boston on Sunday, April 3, from 2 - 5 PM at Temple Emunah in Lexington.  The Temple’s Women’s Seder Committee invites all women—daughters, mothers, sisters, and friends-- to join the Women’s Community Seder.  Come and enjoy singing, dancing, sharing and eating in the spirit of the Passover Seder. “We come together to celebrate the meaning of Passover by honoring the women who settled the Jewish community of Greater Boston” said Jenny Brown, the Women’s Seder organizer.

The cost for the seder is $18 per adult; $10 for young women under 18.  Please reply by March 23 to Jenny
Brown at (781) 316-8014 or jbrown68@yahoo.com
Located at 9 Piper Road in Lexington. For more information please call 
(781) 861-0300 or visit our website

Wednesday, April 13
Annual Cape Verdean-Jewish Passover Seder

Hibernian Hall (3rd floor ballroom)
184 Dudley Street, Roxbury, MA
Join us as we celbrate the connections and shared history between the Cape Verdean and Jewish Communities. At this special Seder we will share the loveration stories and songs of both Jews and Cabo Verdeanos as we explore the histories and  cultures of bothe groups.
Space is limited for the FREE event! Visit our
website to RSVP or email capeverdeanjewishseder@gmail.com. All donations are greatly appreciated. 
For more information visit our website at
www.capeverdeanjewishseder.com or call 338-225-9687.

Thursday, April 14         
JLC New England Labor Seder

Please join us for the JLC New England Labor Seder, a longtime Boston Jewish community institution, which each year honors those who have stood up for justice in the workplace.  This year at our Seder, we will be honoring Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey for her devoted work in supporting the rights of working people, including her vigorous implementation and enforcement of Earned Sick Time and Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Law and enforcement of wage laws, as well as Rabbi David Lerner and Rabbi Victor Reinstein, and the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis, for their moral leadership in standing for workplace justice, including its support for the Fight for $15, the Fair Share Amendment, and the Paid  Family and Medical Leave Act.  For more information and to register, go to: