Passover

Reimagine Freedom

Begins at sunset: March 30 • Observed: March 31 – April 7, 2018
The JCCSF will be closed on March 31.

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.

Reimagine Passover with these innovative seder rituals.

22nd Annual San Francisco Multicultural Passover Freedom Seder

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

Monday, Mar 26

Starts at: 6:30 pm

39th Annual First Night Community Seder

Join our community to participate in the telling of the story of the Jewish people's journey from slavery to freedom. On the first night of Passover, sing old and new favorites, ask questions and...

Friday, Mar 30

Starts at: 6:30 pm