Passover Activities in San Francisco 2024

San Francisco & Bay Area Passover Celebrations & Events 

Embracing Freedom: Passover Celebrations Highlight Resilience and RenewalCreate a cover for passover 2024

Join communities across the nation as we celebrate Passover, an enriching and reflective holiday that runs from Monday, April 22, to Tuesday, April 30. This weeklong observance is a time of renewal, characterized by the traditional spring cleaning, which symbolizes the casting off of past wrongs and embracing forgiveness. The centerpiece of Passover is the seder, a structured yet festive meal that brings families and friends together to recount the enduring story of the Jewish people’s journey from slavery to freedom. Through food, song, and storytelling, the seder reinforces themes of liberation and resilience, made all the more relevant by current global events.

Highlighted Community Events for Passover:

  • Passover Kids Party: Enjoy a morning filled with Passover-themed songs and crafts, hosted by Jennifer Altman of Jewish Baby Network and Rabbi Sam Luckey from Kehilla Synagogue. This event promises a friendly atmosphere for young families to mingle and celebrate. (Sunday, April 21, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Lake Temescal, Oakland. Free to $18, registration recommended.)
  • Saul’s Restaurant Dine-in Seder and Passover to-go: Whether you prefer to dine in or take your seder meal to go, Saul’s Restaurant in Berkeley offers both options. Experience their specially prepared Passover meals throughout the week. (Dine-in: April 23-28; To-go: April 21-30, Saul’s Restaurant and Deli, Berkeley.)
  • A Passover Playground at Osher Marin JCC: A festive afternoon awaits with interactive family fun, live music, and creative crafts, making it an ideal outing for families. (Sunday, April 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., San Rafael. Free, reservations required.)
  • First Night Community Seder at the SFJCC: Join Rabbi Batshir Torchio and song leader Jonathan Bayer for a first-night seder filled with storytelling and communal singing. (Monday, April 22, 6-9:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. $50-$150, registration required.)
  • ChabadSF’s First Night Community Passover Seder: Enjoy a night of tradition with handmade matzo and a gourmet holiday dinner, highlighted by unique customary practices. (Monday, April 22, 7-11 p.m., Storek, San Francisco. $65-$125, registration required.)
  • Family Freedom Seder at Urban Adamah: This special evening focuses on themes of equality, justice, and togetherness, making it perfect for families with young children. The event includes dinner and a fun afikomen hunt for the kids. (Sunday, April 28, 3-6:45 p.m., Berkeley. $25-$53, reservations required.)
  • Vegan Passover at Adeline Lofts: Join local multi-instrumentalist and vegan chef Philip Gelb for a Passover dinner that blends traditional celebration with a vegan twist, featuring live klezmer music. (Sunday, April 28, 6-9 p.m., Oakland. $110, reservations required.)
  • Mimouna Celebration at El Rio: Experience the joyous Mimouna, a traditional Moroccan event that marks the end of Passover with music, dance, and communal harmony. *(Tuesday, April 30, 6:30-10 p.m.

Arabic writing about Mimouna Celebration for Palestine during Passover

There are many meaningful, cultural, and family-friendly activities and events for all in the City and throughout the Bay Area. Enjoy this special time with loved ones or make some new connections! Opportunities to reflect and celebrate abound!

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