Chosdesh tov (Happy first of the month of Nisan). It is just a few more weeks until we will be gathered around our family’s table to tell the story of the Exodus from Egypt.
Several weeks ago I was talking to THE DIVA and we discussed the possibility of creating a seder of libations since she is now a mixologist. One idea to compliment the seder meal was a potato vodka martini with parsley. Then I saw this, The Sipping Seder. Someone stole our idea! (Or someone had the same idea and set it into action way before we did!)
Speaking of seders. There are a lot of ways to jazz up your seder evening. Here are some of my favorite resources.
2. The Religious Action Center
3. g-dcast with attached teacher’s guide.
4. The URJ has lots of good resources, too.
And then there are the things that make one wonder, “how could I ever have gone to a seder without these?”
6. The plague bag.
7. Juggling matzah balls
8. The plague masks which I used once at a community seder by handing them out to the kids and giving them the ‘surprise word’ that they were to wear the masks and run around the room 3 times. (This really got them to pay attention!)
9. A helpful suggestion for the youngest at the seder table from @rabbierin is to sing the ‘4 questions’ to your children as a lullaby before bed. This helps them to learn the words and when it comes time to sing them at the seder, they’re prepared!
10. I also never met a chocolate seder that I didn’t like.