Passover is a Jewish holiday commemorating the Hebrews’ liberation from slavery in Egypt. Because all leaven, whether in bread or other panels, is prohibited, Passover is also sometimes called the Festival of Unleavened Bread. This year, Passover is celebrated April 16-23 . The following are a few ways we found to celebrate Passover in the Tampa Bay area.
Model Matzah Bakery: Children ages 2 to 12 can enjoy a kosher lunch and snow cones before sifting flour, rolling dough and making their own matzah. Also, learn about the holiday of Pesach, play Passover bingo and make your own matzah bag. $ 10, Chabad of Clearwater Hebrew School students free. 11 am April 3. The Tabacinic Chabad Center, 2280 Belleair Road, Clearwater. 727-265-2770.
Chocolate Seder: Learn about the Seder in a fun, tasty way. $ 12, $ 5 children, 4 and younger free. 3 pm April 3. Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. 352-686-7034.
A Plague Passover Party: A hands-on experience including Passover plague stations and story time. Free. 10-11 am April 10. JCC on the Cohn Campus, 13009 Community Campus Drive, Tampa. 813-264-9000.
Interfaith Dinner: Join hundreds of other people in the community at this dinner with guest speakers and a program celebrating St. Petersburg as a community of love and compassion. Free. 6-9 pm April 14. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 727-892-5202.
Passover Seder: Enjoy a meal and a spiritual Haggadah to celebrate freedom with Rabbi Emanuel Ben-David. $ 36, $ 25 members, $ 5 ages 5-13, 4 and younger free. 5:30 pm April 15. Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. 352-686-7034.
Passover Seder: Join Rabbi Michael Stepakoff for a four-course kosher meal, reading of the Haggadah, remembering the 10 plagues, the Exodus from Egypt, music, teaching and Davidic dancing. Buy tickets at templenj.org/seder. $ 40- $ 50, $ 20- $ 30 ages 4-12, 3 and younger free. 6-9 pm April 15. East Lake Woodlands Country Club, 1055 East Lake Woodlands Parkway, Oldsmar. 727-784-8576.
Pesach Family Seder: Experience a Seder journey to freedom at this five-course dinner paired with award-winning wines. Hosted by Rabbi Alter and Chaya. $ 60, $ 20 children. 7:30 pm April 15. Chabad Jewish Center of Greater St. Petersburg, 4010 Park St . N. 727-344-4900.
Community Passover Seder: Children can enjoy activities as they join Rabbi Mendy on a journey to freedom. Executive chef Kenny Mendoza prepares a five-course dinner paired with Israeli and European wines. $ 40, $ 35 young professionals, $ 25 children. 7:30 pm April 15. Bryan Glazer Family JCC, 522 N Howard Ave., Tampa. 813-575-5900.
Passover Seder: Join Rabbi Adler for a holiday dinner by Sylvia and Shani. RSVP required at YIChabad.com/Seder. $ 60, $ 25 children. 7:30 pm April 15. Chabad of Pinellas County, 3696 Fisher Road, Palm Harbor. 727-789-0408. ..
Passover Celebration: Join the Feast of Unleavened Bread. This year’s theme is “Our Redeemer, Our Avenger, and Returning to Our First Love.” Call for reservations. 11 am April 16. Beit Tehila Congregation, 1705 Lithia Pinecrest Road, Brandon. 813-654- 2222.
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Greater Seder: You’ll say “Leapin’Lambshanks” when Greater Seder presents It’s Little Moses MannieDinner includes Passover wine, matzo ball soup, chicken breast, dessert and drink. $ 65. 7 pm April 16. Bryan Glazer Family JCC, 522 N Howard Ave., Tampa. 813-500-0621.
Community Passover Seder: Celebrate the Feast of Passover with the reading of the Haggadah, music, dance and your choice of beef brisket or grilled chicken. $ 30, $ 10 ages 10 and younger. 4-7 pm April 17. Tampa Garden Club, 2629 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa . 813-251-5059.