Residents of Oregon come from many places and often leave family behind. While Passover is traditionally a “home” holiday, congregations realize there are many who do not have family nearby or who would just like to celebrate with their larger community family. Here are some options (Note: Many seders offer scholarships for those unable to pay full amount; contact organizers for details.):
Oregon Area Jewish Committee Presents Third Annual “Crossing Over: A Musical Haggadah” featuring music by Michael Allen Harrison and book and lyrics by Michael Allen Harrison and Alan Berg. 7:30 pm, April 5; 2 pm, April 6 at Portland State University, College of the Arts, Lincoln Hall, 1620 SW Park Ave., Portland. $15-$180. Portlandstate.universitytickets.com
Making a Kitchen Kosher for Passover – Workshop and work party for all ages. 10 am in Gesher’s kitchen. Free but RSVP appreciated: 503-246-5070
15th Annual Community InterGroup Passover Seder of the Oregon Area Jewish Committee. 6-9 pm at MJCC. Dinner and ceremonial foods served. $22 Adult. RSVP by April 1: 503-295-6761 or firstname.lastname@example.org
April 10 & 13
Kashering Day: Come kasher your pots/pans/utensils for Passover with Oregon Kosher.Thursday the 10th and Sunday the 13th of April, from 5 to 7pm at the Portland Kollel. 503-245-5420
Passover Cooking Extravaganza: Hands-on Learning for All Ages. 10 am-3 pm at Gesher. Free; RSVP appreciated: 503-246-5070
Bedikat Chametz: A Pre-Passover Treasure Hunt and Bonfire. 7-8 pm at Gesher. Free but RSVP appreciated: 503-246-5070.
Clark County Chabad Seder. 8 pm at Chabad Jewish Center, 9604 NE 126th, Suite 2320, Vancouver, WA. $25 Adult, $18 Child. RSVP by April 9: email@example.com, 360-993-5222
Chabad of Central Oregon Seder. 7:30 pm at Chabad of Central Oregon, 61023 Snowberry Place, Bend. $30 Adult, $15 Child, $180 sponsor. RSVP by April 7: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chabad of Ashland Seder. 7:30 pm at The Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. $30 Adult, $15 Child. RSVP: 541-482-2778 or Rsvp@ Chabadofashland.org or Chabadofashland.org
Hillsboro Community Passover Seder Experience. 7:45 pm at 111 NE Porto Way, Hillsboro. Adult $36, Child $25 (ages 3-13), RSVP by April 9: 503-747-5363, email@example.com or ChabadH.com
Gesher Community Passover Seder. 6 pm at Gesher. Suggested Donation: $36 Adult, $15 Child (5 and over). RSVP: 503-246-5070
Bend Passover Community Seder Sponsored by Temple Beth Tikvah. 5:15 pm doors open; 6 pm seder at St. Charles Hospital Event Room, 2500 NE Neff Road, Bend. RSVP by April 7: Jeanne Freeman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-504-5368 or bethtikvahbend.org/worship/jewish-holidays-passover
Student Seder – Open to all college students. 7:45 pm at Chabad Jewish Student Center 3355 SE Steele St. Free. RSVP by April 11: PortlandJewishStudents.com
Salem Chabad Public Seder. 7:30 pm at Scottish Rite Center, 4090 Commercial St. SE, Salem. $23 per person. RSVP: JewishSalem.com or 503-383-9569
Chabad of Ashland Seder. 7:30 pm at Chabad, 804 Hillview Dr., Ashland. $30 Adult, $15 Child. RSVP: 541-482-2778 or Rsvp@Chabadofashland.org or Chabadofashland.org
Havurah Shalom Seder. 6 pm at 825 NW 18th Ave., Portland. $30 Adult, $20 Child (ages 6-12), Free for children 5 and under. RSVP by April 7: HavurahShalom.org
Kol Ami, Vancouver, WA, Seder. 6 pm. Location: Congregation Kol Ami, 7800 NE 119th Ave., Vancouver, WA. $30 Adult, $12 Child (ages 4-12) for members; $37.50 Adult, $16 Child for nonmembers. RSVP by April 8: 360-896-8088, email@example.com or jewishvancouverusa.org
Gesher Passover Seder for Families with Young Children. 5 pm at Gesher. Suggested Donation: Adult $36, Child $15 (ages 5 and over). RSVP: 503-246- 5070 or ourjewishhome.net
Beit Haverim Community Passover Seder. Doors open 5:30 pm, seder begins at 6 pm at Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 Ave. G, Lake Oswego. Adult $35, Child $15 (ages 6-12) for members; Adult $45, Child $20 (ages 6-12) for nonmembers; 5 and under free. Please bring a nonperishable food item for the Sunshine Pantry! RSVP: beithav.org/worship/holidays/passover, firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-568-1241
Temple Beth Israel, Eugene, Seder. 5:30 pm at Temple Beth Israel, 1175 E. 29th Ave., Eugene. Adult $32, Child $8 for members; Adult $40, Child $10 for nonmembers. RSVP by April 9: email@example.com
Shaarie Torah Seder. 6 pm at Congregation Shaarie Torah, 920 NW 25th Ave., Portland. Adult $40, Child $15 for members; Adult $50, Child $20 for nonmembers. RSVP by April 9: Valerie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Temple Emek Shalom Community Passover Seder, Ashland. 5:30 pm (doors open at 5 pm). at Temple Emek Shalom, 1800 E. Main St. (between Walker Avenue and Tolman Creek Road), Ashland. Adult $36, Child $15 (ages 5-11) for members; Adult $46, Child $20 for nonmembers. Prices increase after April 1. RSVP by April 1: 541-488-2909, email@example.com or emekshalom.org
Southeast Portland/Chabad Jewish Student Center Seder. 7:15 pm at SE Portland Chabad, 3355 SE Steele St. $25 adult, $10 kids. RSVP by April 8: SEPortlandChabad.com
Moishe House Seder. 7 pm at 3322 SE Brooklyn St., Portland. https://www.facebook.com/events/367084230096954/ or firstname.lastname@example.org
Passover Seder/Shabbat Dinner for Singles and Couples without Children. 6 pm at Gesher. Suggested donation: $36. RSVP Required: 503-246-5070 or ourjewishhome.net
Bend Community Seder. 4:30 pm (doors open 4 pm) at Shalom Bayit, 21555 Modoc Lane, Bend. Adult $27.50, Child $12 (ages 12 and younger), $70 for families of 4-6. RSVP by April 14: Alice Huskey, email@example.com.
Community Seder at Temple Beth Sholom. 5 pm at Temple Beth Sholom, 1274 Cunningham Lane S, Salem. $18 per person, $9 ages 11 and under, $50 maximum per family. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-362-5004.
Kol Shalom’s Community Seder. 5 pm at Mountain Park Community Center, 2 Mt. Jefferson Terrace, Lake Oswego. $40 per person, $30 ages 12-25, $15 ages 5 & under, no charge for children under 5. RSVP by April 9: 503-459-4210 or email@example.com.
Maimuna – An End-of-Passover Fried Matzah, Dessert and Mitzvah Party. 6 pm at Gesher. No cost, but please bring dessert and RSVP: 503-246-5070 or ourjewishhome.net