Passover 5779/2019


5779/2019 JVP Haggadah Supplement
 JVP Passover Haggadah
  A Guide to Difficult Conversations about Israel and Palestine
  SONG Black Mamas Bail Out Action Haggadah Insert
Compilation of Radical Haggadot
 5776/2016 Omer Ritual Guide
 5775/2015 Passover Toolkit

Pass Me the Passover Webinar (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5)
Recording of a prep call on the meaning of Passover, base building, and how to lead a wonderful seder – with Rabbis, JVP chapter leaders, and Havurah Network leaders


Freedom and slavery, liberation and oppression, are both always present and always possible.

We arrive at the Passover table breathless, with the salty taste of authoritarian racism ripe on our tongues.

We arrive at the Passover table full of awe, with the rise of grassroots popular movements insisting on connection across borders and walls.

We arrive strong and grateful for one another; for our ever-growing movement for justice and liberation.

In the words of the poet and activist, Aurora Levins Morales:

This time we cannot cross until we carry each other. All of us refugees, all of us prophets. No more taking turns on history’s wheel, trying to collect old debts no one can pay. The sea will not open that way. This time that country is what we promise each other, our rage pressed cheek to cheek until tears flood the space between, until there are no enemies left, because this time no one will be left to drown and all of us must be chosen. This time it’s all of us or none.

This year we dedicate our seders to all of us, to our insistence on intersectionality, from gentrification to colonization; we are organizing to disrupt the root causes of displacement and violence at home and abroad.

May you find moments in this seder to exhale, to lean your head on the shoulder of a friend or comrade, to feel yourself arriving on the shores of liberation.

May you find moments of fierce righteous rage that motivate you to re-commit to local and national organizing.

And may you find moments to carry one another across, your pain and your losses, your visions and your victories, because this time it’s all of us or none.

L’Chayim, To Collective Liberation,

JVP Rabbinical Council