Getting people to help you in fundraising or come to your event can be a difficult task. This is even truer when it comes to trying to host any sort of fundraiser around Pesach. Let's be honest: If people have time, it's dedicated to cleaning and preparing for Pesach—and not giving dozens of hours to plan a large fundraiser or train for a marathon. That's why a Pre-Pesach Car Wash is the perfect fundraising idea for
Seder night overflows with excitement and meaning as we journey through the fifteen steps of the Seder. The four cups of wine feature as one of the key defining aspects of reliving the Exodus from Egypt. The seemingly straightforward practice of drinking the four cups of wine on Seder night is the subject of great Talmudic discussion and debate. This shiur analyzes sections of the Talmud, along with commentaries of
Arba’ah Kosot: The Four Cups of Wine of the Passover Seder, Pesachim 108b!   Jews worldwide drink four cups of wine at their Pesach (Passover) Seder. In this Thinking Gemara shiur, we will take an insider’s look at this popular mitzvah by learning several Talmudic discussions relating to it. We will approach this analysis by asking some fundamental... Read more »
Pesach is now less than thirty days away! For shuls and outreach centers, Pesach is among the most celebrated Jewish holidays on the Jewish calendar. After all, Passover is the most celebrated Jewish holiday, and by extension, becomes a perfect time to draw in young professionals and families. And so, while you may be busy cleaning, shopping, cooking,... Read more »
See how the world turns on two ideas. The first, that there is  one God determining the absolute values by which we should live; the other, the seething cauldron of pluralism and multi-culturalism – in its extreme form a flirtation with relativism. Along comes Pesach – philosophically bound by the former approach – and determines... Read more »
After many years in yeshiva, followed by even more years of leading your own Pesach Seder, you have filled many pages with notes on every paragraph in the Haggadah. And yet, to be able to print your own thoughts on the Haggadah so that you can share them with your friends, family, students, congregants, and donors, has always been something that... Read more »
Alexander Seinfeld is an ordained rabbi, a Stanford graduate and a former high school science teacher. He is the author of The Art of Amazement: Judaism’s Forgotten Spirituality (JSL, 2010) and the founder of Jewish Spiritual Literacy, Inc.    The Art of Amazement Haggada: Leader’s Edition is a new, one-of-a-kind, kiruv-friendly haggada! The goal of this haggada is to communicate the haggada... Read more »