Passover Queer Archives

Los Angeles LGBTQ Synagogue Beth Chayim Chadashim has created an LGBT resources page for Passover, with reading materials, suggestions on how to queer your Seder and even some Passover-related LGBTQ entertainment!

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Passover, or Pesach, is an important, biblically derived Jewish holiday. The Jewish people celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. It commemorates the story of the Exodus as described in the Hebrew Bible especially in the Book of Exodus, in which the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt. This page brings the rainbow colors into the sacred holiday with resources and reading material for a perfectly kosher, queer Passover.

When your children ask you, “what do you mean by this rite?” you shall say, “it is the passover sacrifice to God, because God passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt when God smote the Egyptians, but saved our houses.” (Exodus 12:26-27)

The BCC’s Annual 2nd Night Pesach Seder with BCC’s clergy will take place this year on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 6:00pm. more details

Queering Your Seder

An Orange on the Seder Plate: A modern-day custom in support of including marginalized Jews in mainstream Jewish life. The orange as a symbol of the fruitfulness for all Jews when lesbians and gay men are contributing and active members of Jewish life. Read more on My Jewish Learning

LGBTQ Haggadot: Check out Keshet’s resource page for a selection of LGBTQ haggadot that can be easily downloaded and brought to your seder table

Haggadah Supplements: Four Allies | Four Questions: This haggadah supplement was created by the amazing moms who founded the Keshet Parent & Family Connection. A perfect way to discuss the important role of parents and families in making the Jewish community a home for all.
Arami Oved Avi: A Family Coming Out Journey: This family haggadah supplement offers everyone gathered around your Seder table the opportunity to consider how to pursue justice and liberation for LGBTQ people.

Continue reading on Beth Chayim Chadashim’s website