MAKING VIRTUAL CONNECTIONS

…Through Stories

Ask yourself:

  • How can you tell the story of Passover in a way that connects you with your community?
  • How can you tell the story in a way that challenges dominant perspectives in the world right now?
  • What does the Passover story mean to you this year? What can you do with it?

Ideas:

  • Ask your participants to pick their favorite photo of family or friends and make it their background on the call. Have each participant introduce their photo and share a funny Passover (or not!) memory.
  • Watch the Prince of Egypt together using Netflix Party, or another movie that explores Passover themes. A Rugrats Passover, anyone?  
  • Use Google Docs to co-author the Passover story together, or take turns telling it out loud. Creativity is welcome!
  • Find a play that tells the Passover story and assign parts ahead of time for a theatrical rendition.
  • Create a PowerPoint telling the story using your favorite memes, GIFs, or photos.

Through food

           Ask yourself:

  • What memories and people do you want to invoke through food this year?
  • What memories do you want to create through food this year? What will your seder plate look like?

Ideas:

  • Did you know there’s a Passover custom to have each person’s drink poured by someone next to them? This year, try a recipe swap instead: each person makes one recipe that was sent to them by another guest.
  • Seder Salon: Ask each participant to prepare a photo, song, story, or poem that reminds them of Passover and share them out.
  • Lead a cooking workshop featuring fun Passover recipes. Be sure to use pantry staples and coordinate ingredients ahead of time!
  • Build a Google Doc with your community featuring favorite Passover recipes.
  • Host a 4 cups of wine & cheese symposium.
  • Explore worldwide Jewish traditions and non-traditional foods to fill your seder plate differently this year.
  • Coordinate or create an online learning about local food justice.