Sunset, April 14 – Evening, April 22 (some observe it until April 23)

Passover is a weeklong, ancient Jewish holiday with both agricultural and historical associations: the celebration of the spring harvest and a reminder of the period when the ancient Israelites were miraculously freed from Egyptian bondage. The customs associated with the holiday include holding a gathering called a seder, a ceremonial dinner that comes with an interactive script and includes eating symbolic foods such as unleavened bread (more like a cracker than bread) called matzah, telling stories, asking questions and thinking about the meaning of freedom.

Celebrate Passover at the JCCSF with the following programs:

Perfect Passover Meal
Cooking class with Michele Pfiefer, Community Table Head Chef
Monday, April 7 • 6:30 – 9:30 pm

The Downtown Seder
Presented by City Winery Napa
Wednesday, April 9 • 7:00 pm

The 18th Annual Passover Freedom Seder
Thursday, April 10 • 6:30 pm

The 35th Annual First Night Community Seder
Led by Rabbi Batshir Torchio
Monday, April 14 • 6:00 pm

Émigré Passover Seder
Thursday, April 17 • 3:00 pm

Older Adult Passover Luncheon
Friday, April 18 • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Shabbat Passover Celebration
Friday, April 18 • 4:30 pm

The 18th Annual Passover Freedom Seder


Join the JCCSF and the Jewish Community Relations Council for a multicultural seder celebrating our very own “promised land” – San Francisco. Break matzah with fellow San Franciscans...

Thursday, Apr 10

Starts at: 6:30 pm

The 35th Annual First Night Community Seder


Led by Rabbi Batshir Torchio

Join our community on the first night of Passover and participate in the telling of the story of the Jewish people's journey from slavery to freedom. Sing old...

Monday, Apr 14

Starts at: 6:00 pm