Virtual Community Passover Seder 2021 with Kol Haverim

Kol Haverim Passover

Sunday, March 28  / Zoom Meeting (rsvp for Zoom Link) / 4-7pm

Dear Kol Haverim members and friends,

For the second year in a row, Kol Haverim will be holding our community Passover Seder virtually over zoom.   Last year around this time everything was thrown into chaos as schools and businesses closed to battle the COVID pandemic, and Kol Haverim canceled our Purim spiel and moved our Seder online.  It’s been a long and difficult year since then, but with cases now dropping and over 20% of the US population having already received one or both doses of the COVID vaccine, we are now cautiously optimistic about the future.

This year’s Passover Seder will once again take place over zoom, on Sunday, March 28 from 4 to 7pm.  The zoom meeting will begin at 4pm for schmoozing and the Seder will start at 4:30 (this will be the second night of Passover).  Our musicians Will Fudeman and David Frumkin will be joining us as usual.  When you RSVP to rsvp@kolhaverim.net you should automatically receive the link for the zoom Seder.  If you do not receive it, please check your junk (spam) folder.

You may find online resources for the Kol Haverim Seder at http://kolhaverim.net/passover/ .  Resources include the Kol Haverim Passover Haggadah and a planning document to help you prepare for the Seder, including arranging your own Seder plate (please note that some of the resources may incorrectly list last year’s date).

Thank you and we hope to *see* you for Passover (even if we can’t be with you).

Community Passover Seder 2020 with Kol Haverim

Kol Haverim Passover

Saturday, April 11  / Zoom Meeting (rsvp for Zoom Link) / 4-7pm

Dear Kol Haverim community,

Even though Kol Haverim will not be hosting our traditional community seder this year, we are planning to gather virtually to celebrate the holiday.  Families can practice physical distancing while still joining us socially to celebrate Passover using zoom.

The digital copy of our Passover Haggadah can be accessed HERE. KH will provide a digital copy of our seder and instructions for a humanistic seder plate.  This year, you will have to provide the matzo, wine, etc.  But as this is the year of Covid-19, and shopping can be scary, please feel free to make any substitutions you see fit. In this time of isolation, we have chosen “community” as the theme for this year’s seder, and instead of coming up with a few poems/songs on that theme, we are asking participating families to share a short (few minutes or less) story, poem or song with the community (if they so choose).

The zoom meeting will begin at 4pm for schmoozing and the seder will start at 4:30 (Saturday, 11 April – which is the fourth night of Passover).  Please save the date and time if you would like to participate.  We are still working out some the details and additional info will be forthcoming. Meanwhile, you can access the planning document that has most of the pertinent information HERE.  The 10-Plagues of the 2020 document can be accessed HERE. The zoom link will be given out to families when they RSVP.

Thank you and we hope to *see* you for Passover (even if we can’t be with you).

We hope everyone can attend. Please spread the word!

Community Passover Seder 2019 with Kol Haverim

Saturday, April 27  / Lifelong, 119 West Court St. (map) / 4pm

Dear Kol Haverim Members and Friends,

Please join us for Kol Haverim’s annual Community Passover Seder. This year’s seder will feature celebratory music by “Mel & Sol” (our much-beloved Will Fudeman and David Frumkin). There will be a traditional non-Kosher Passover dinner of brisket, vegan Middle-eastern vegetable stew, and rice (catered by Word of Mouth), and vegetarian matzo ball soup (by our own Roger Hecht), as well as plenty of wine, juice, gefilte fish, matzo, charoset and hard boiled eggs.  We ask participants to bring a side-dish, salad or dessert to share.

Reservations are required: $30-40* for non-member adults, $20 for member adults, $10 for children ages 5-15. Children 4 and under are free. 

* self-determined sliding scale

To reserve a place for your family, please send a check to Kol Haverim, Passover Seder, P.O.. Box 4972, Ithaca, N.Y. 14852-4972. Also please email (rsvp@kolhaverim.net) as soon as possible so we can get a decent attendance estimate. If you have Passover questions (other than the usual four), please email info@kolhaverim.net or call Jonathan 607-351-7116. Please make your reservations by Friday, April 19.

We hope everyone can attend. Please spread the word!

Community Passover Seder 2018 with Kol Haverim

Saturday, March 31  / Lifelong, 119 West Court St. (map) / 4pm

Dear Kol Haverim Members and Friends,

Please join us for Kol Haverim’s annual Community Passover Seder. This year’s Seder will feature celebratory music by “Mel & Sol” (our much-beloved Will Fudeman and David Frumkin). There will be a traditional non-Kosher Passover dinner of brisket, vegan Middle-eastern vegetable stew, and rice (catered by Word of Mouth), and vegetarian matzo ball soup (by our own Roger Hecht), as well as plenty of wine, juice, gefilte fish, matzo, charoset and hard boiled eggs. We ask participants to bring a side-dish, salad or dessert.

Reservations are required: $35 for non-member adults, $20 for member adults, $10 for children ages 5-15. Children 4 and under are free.

To reserve a place for your family, please send a check to Kol Haverim, Passover Seder, P.O. Box 4972, Ithaca, N.Y. 14852-4972. Also please email (rsvp@kolhaverim.net) as soon as you know so we can get a decent attendance estimate. If you have Passover questions (other than the usual four), please email info@kolhaverim.net or call Jonathan 351-7116. Please make your reservations by Friday, March 23.

We hope everyone can attend. Please spread the word!

Community Passover Seder 2017 with Kol Haverim

Kneidel soupSunday, April 15  / Foundation of Light, 391 Turkey Hill Road (map) / 4pm

Dear Kol Haverim Members and Friends,

Please join us for 2017 Kol Haverim Community Passover Seder. This year’s Seder will feature celebratory music by “Mel & Sol” (our much-beloved Will Fudeman and David Frumkin). There will be a traditional non-Kosher Passover dinner of brisket, vegan Middle-eastern vegetable stew, rice, and vegetarian matzo ball soup (catered by Word of Mouth), as well as plenty of wine, juice, gefilte fish, matzo, charoset and hard boiled eggs. We ask members to bring a side-dish, salad or dessert.

Reservations are required: $38 for non-member adults, $20 for member adults, $10 for children ages 5-13. Children 4 and under are free.

To reserve a place for your family, please send a check to Kol Haverim, Passover Seder, P.O. Box 4972, Ithaca, N.Y. 14852-4972. Also please email (rsvp@kolhaverim.net) as soon as you know so we can get a decent attendance estimate as early as possible. If you have Passover questions (other than the usual four), please email holidays@kolhaverim.net or call Jonathan 351-7116.

We hope everyone can attend. Please spread the word!

Community Passover Seder 2016 with Kol Haverim

Kneidel soupSunday, April 24  / Foundation of Light, 391 Turkey Hill Road (map) / 4pm

Dear Kol Haverim Members and Friends,

Please join us for 2016 Kol Haverim Community Passover Seder. This year’s Seder will feature celebratory music by “Mel & Sol” (our much-beloved Will Fudeman and David Frumkin). There will be a traditional non-Kosher Passover dinner of brisket, Middle-eastern vegetable stew, and rice (catered by Ba-Li Cravings of Ithaca) along with Roger’s “famous” vegetarian matzo-ball soup, as well as plenty of wine, juice, gefilte fish, matzo, charoset and hard boiled eggs.  We ask members to bring a side-dish, salad or dessert.

Reservations are required: $38 for non-member adults, $20 for member adults, $10 for children ages 4-13. Children 4 and under are free.

To reserve a place for your family, please send a check to Kol Haverim, Passover Seder, P.O. Box 4972, Ithaca, N.Y. 14852-4972. Also please email us at holidays@kolhaverim.net as soon as you know so we can get a decent attendance estimate as early as possible.

Please make your reservations by Friday, April 15.

We hope everyone can attend. Please spread the word!