About seven in ten American Jews attend a Passover Seder, according to a 2013 Pew Research Study, making the Seder the most popular Jewish ritual in America. And what’s not to love, with the retelling of a phenomenal story, an afikomen hunt, four cups of wine, an invisible prophet who strolls into the house, all-you-can-eat matzoh and more? But no one should ask the Four Questions alone. Find a warm and welcoming Community Seder near you with the help of our list below. A Zissen Pesach!

Seder Nights

First Seder: Friday, April 19, 2019
Second Seder: Saturday, April 20, 2019

Tuesday, April 9th

Jewish Labor Committee’s Second Annual Bobbi Willig Memorial Labor Seder
“A Woman’s Place is in Her Union”
Germantown Jewish Center, 400 W. Ellet Street
Start time: 6:30 p.m.
Please join us for the Philadelphia Jewish Labor Committee’s Annual Labor Seder. Within the context of a traditional Passover Seder, we will explore the role of women in the labor movement, and how robust unions are a key factor in addressing injustices such as gender and race based wage gaps and access to paid family leave. Register here or contact Michael Hersch at mhersch@comcast.net or 215.668.5454.

Friday, April 12th

KleinLife: Center City Seder
Jewish Community Services Building, 2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
Start time: 11:00 a.m.
You’re invited to one of KleinLife: Center City’s biggest holiday events of the year – our Passover Seder. Kindly RSVP to Lynn Ellis at lellis@kleinlife.org or 215.832.0539. We will be honored to have you on our guest list!

Friday, April 19th

Bensalem Outreach Center 
2446 Bristol Road, Bensalem, PA
Start time: 7:00 p.m., both nights * Cost: $35/Adult, $20/Child (ages 4-12).
Bring your family and friends and join our extravagant community Seder for warm company, Haggadah reading, insights and songs! Subsidies are available. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Register here or contact Moshe@BensalemOutreach.org

Chabad Lubavitch Jewish Center Abington
515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA
Start time: 7:00 p.m. * Cost: $45/Adult, $22/Child
You are cordially invited to join us for our Passover Seder as the story of Exodus comes alive through mystical meanings, humor, story and melody shared by community members. Register here.

Chabad Lubavitch of Bucks County — Doylestown
300 E. Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA
Start time: 7:00 p.m., first night; 7:15 p.m., second night * Cost: $36/Adult, $18/Child
Relive the exodus, discover the eternal meaning of the Haggadah, and enjoy a community Seder complete with hand-baked shmurah matzah, wine and a wonderful dinner spiced with unique traditional customs. Experience the liberation and freedom of Passover. Discover the Seder’s relevance today. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Register here or call 215.622.9090.

Chabad Lubavitch of Chester County and the Western Main Line
946 North Valley Forge Road, Devon, PA
Start time: 7:30 p.m. * Cost: $40/Adult, $20/Child
Scholarships are available. To inquire or register contact Rabbi Yossi Kaplan at 610.971.9977.

Grad Network Passover Seder
Hillel Steinhardt Hall, 215 S. 39th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Start time: 7:30 p.m. * Cost: $15 – $30
Be a part of the largest Passover Seder for grad students and young professionals in Philly. Join us for a delicious Kosher for Passover meal and retelling of the Passover story. All are welcome! Big thank you to our amazing sponsor, Post Brothers! See you there! Register here.

Congregation Mikveh Israel Seder
44 N. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Start time: 7:15 p.m.
All are invited. Please email info@mikvehisrael.org by April 12th to make your reservations. Member and non-member prices available.

Melrose B’nai Israel Emanu-El Seder
8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA
Start Time: 6:30 p.m. * Cost: $56/Adult, $26/Child, Children under 6 free
Make reservations by contacting the Melrose B’nai Israel Emanu-El office at 215.635.1505.

Or Shalom
835 Darby Paoli Road, Berwyn, PA
Start time: 6:15 p.m. * Cost: $45/Adult, $20/Child ages 3-12
To reserve your seats, call 610.644.9086.

Temple Beth Ami
9201 Old Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Start time: 7:00 p.m. * Cost: $52/Adult, $28/Child (under age 13)
Bring friends and family to share the pleasures of the beauty and remembrances of Pesach together, and enjoy a nice kosher dinner. To RSVP contact templebethami2@gmail.com or 215.673.2511.

The Shul at Newtown
Glazier Jewish Center, 25 North State Street, Newton, PA
Start time: 8:10 p.m. * Cost: $50/Adult, $25/Children 12 and under
Join the community in a vibrant and energized spiritual experience. Delicious catered dinner, haggadah readings and everything explained as it is done! This will remain a memorable Jewish experience for years to come. Scholarships are available. Reservations must be made by April 8th here or at 215.497.9925.

Saturday, April 20th

Adath Israel
250 N. Highland Avenue, Merion Station, PA
Start time: 6:00 p.m. Seder, 7:15 p.m. Main Course, 8:15 p.m. dessert and afikomen * Cost: $55/Adult, $18/Child
Join us for an interactive, intergenerational Seder and dinner led by members of our clergy. Music (old and new traditions from around the world), afikomen and prizes for all children, creative story-telling, participatory opportunities for all ages and backgrounds, communal seating and custom family-sized tables available. Bring your friends and family! Open to the entire community. To register, call 610.934.1919.

Bensalem Outreach Center 
2446 Bristol Road, Bensalem, PA
Start time: 7:00 p.m., both nights * Cost: $35/Adult, $20/Child (ages 4-12).
Bring your family and friends and join our extravagant community Seder for warm company, Haggadah reading, insights and songs! Subsidies are available. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Register here or contact Moshe@BensalemOutreach.org.

Beth El – Ner Tamid Community Seder
715 Paxon Hollow Road, Broomall, PA
Start time: 6:15 p.m. *Cost: $36/Adult, $18/Child
Bring a friend and enjoy a Seder dinner! To reserve your place, please contact Beth El – Ner Tamid at 610.356.8700. Sponsored in part by NJOP grant.

Beth Israel Congregation of Chester County
385 Pottstown Pike, Chester Springs, PA
Start time: 6:30 p.m. * Cost: $40/Adult, $15/Child ages 5 to 12, Free for children ages 4 and under. To RSVP call 610.458.8550.

Beth Sholom Congregation
8231 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA
Start time: 6:30 p.m. * Cost: $36 ages 11 and up, $18 ages 5-10, $8 preschoolers
Celebrate Passover with lively discussion and song, good food and friends. Dinner includes: Barclay catered family-style appetizer, salad, soup, dinner and dessert. Ritual wine included, BYOB Kosher for Passover wine. Register here.

Beth Tikvah B’nail Jeshurun
1001 Paper Mill Rad, Erdenheim, PA
Start time: 6:00 p.m. *Cost: $65/Adult, $35/Child (13 and up), $20/Child (12 and under)
Complete gourmet Passover dinner catered by Barclay Caterers. A dynamic interactive Seder led by Rabbi Grife. RSVP by April 5th here.

Chabad Lubavitch of Bucks County — Doylestown
300 E. Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA
Start time: 7:00 p.m., first night; 7:15 p.m., second night * Cost: $36/Adult, $18/Child
Relive the exodus, discover the eternal meaning of the Haggadah, and enjoy a community Seder complete with hand-baked shmurah matzah, wine and a wonderful dinner spiced with unique traditional customs. Experience the liberation and freedom of Passover. Discover the Seder’s relevance today. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Register here or call 215.622.9090.

Congregation Beth Israel of Media
542 S. New Middletown Road, Media, PA *Cost: $3/person if RSVP by April 13th; $10/person if RSVP after April 13th
The Seder with be highly interactive as we engage with the Haggadah, and the text of our lives, to explore themes of liberation. There will be lots of singing as well! This is an organized potluck; we are asking everyone to help by preparing and bringing Seder foods, main dishes and sides, and also to help with set up and clean up. RSVP here.

Congregation Beth Or Seder
239 Welsh Road, Maple Glen, PA
Start time: 6:00 p.m. * Cost: $36/Adult, $18/Child (6-12); free for children 5 and under
Rabbi Marx will lead our 2nd Night Community Passover Seder with catering provided by Izzie’s. This event is open to Beth Or members and the entire community. Please bring your own Kosher for Passover wine. Reservations required by April 12th by calling 215.646.5806.

Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir — Heart of the City
The Philadelphian, Social Room, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Start time: 6:15 p.m. * Cost: $58/adult, $21/child 3-12 years
Led by Rabbi Julie Greenberg and Cantor Sharon Sigal. Reservations and payment must be received no later than Tuesday, April 9th. Cancellations received by April 12th will be fully refunded. Complete kosher-style dinner and Passover wine are included. You are invited to bring dinner wine. To register, info@leyvhair.org or 215.629.1995. Visit us at leyvhair.org/.

Congregation Mikveh Israel Seder
Start time: 7:15 p.m., 44 N. 4th Street, Philadelphia PA
All are invited to the Passover Seders at Mikveh Israel. Please email info@mikvehisrael.org by April 12th to make your reservations. Member and non-member prices available.

Congregation Rodeph Shalom Second Night Seder
Start time: 5:30 p.m., 615 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia PA * Cost: $47-57/Adult, $18/child, free for children under 3.
Join together for a multi-generational Seder. Members and prospective members of all ages are invited to share the joy of Passover. Please BYOB. Click here to RSVP. Questions? Contact Marcia Biggs at 215.627.6747.

Narberth Havurah Seder
Merion Friends Meeting House, 615 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station, PA
Start time: 6:00 p.m. * Cost: $12/Person, $36/family requested donation
Join the Narberth Havurah for our annual Passover Seder! Hosts Moss Stern and Eileen Abrams will lead us through a Haggadah that is flexible and collaborative, musing on themes of oppression and freedom. If you have your own favorite poems or readings, songs or traditions, please bring them to enrich our collective experience. And please sign up to help set up or clean up, and to contribute a dish or other supplies to our potluck feast. RSVP here.

Society Hill Synagogue Annual Community Seder
Start time: 6:00 p.m., 418 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA
Join Rabbi Nathan Kamesar as he leads a creative, fun-filled, and interactive community Seder in the social hall for synagogue members and guests. RSVP to office@societyhillsynagogue.org.

Temple Brith Achim Seder
481 South Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA
Start time: 6:00 p.m. * Cost: $30-32/Adult, $18-22/Child, free for children ages 5 and under.
Click here to RSVP or call 610.337.2222 by April 14th

Sunday, April 21st

LGBTQ Community Passover Seder and Potluck
Calvary United Methodist Church, 801 South 48th Street, Philadelphia
Start time: 5:30 p.m. * Cost: Free
Join the LGBTQ Initiative of JFCS in Philly and the Kol Tzedek LGBTQ Havurah for an LGBTQ Passover Seder! We’ll join together as queer members of the Philadelphia Jewish community to enjoy a Seder, the traditional Passover meal and service, while exploring themes like queerness, trans identities, activism, liberation and freedom. Participants will have a chance to reflect on the history of Jewish and queer struggles for acceptance, as well as meditate on a future where our intersecting identities are celebrated. Register here. 

Wednesday, April 24th

Congregation Adath Jeshurun
7763 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
Start time: 5:00 p.m., Final seating 6:30 p.m. * Cost: $43/Adult, $22/Children 5-13, $115/Family of four
To RSVP, call 215.635.6611.

Congregation of Shaare Shamayim Passover BBQ
9768 Verree Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19115
Start time: 6:00 p.m. * Cost: $20/Adult, $13/Children 5-13
To RSVP, call 215.677.1600.

Thursday, April 25th

Philadelphia’s Vegan Seder
The Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA

Start time: 6:00 p.m. * Cost: $48/Adult
You will delight in a four-course vegan meal and learn about Passover’s connection with veganism. Jewish Veg helps people embrace plant-based diets in accordance with Judaism’s highest ideals of compassion for animals, concern for health, and care for the environment. Register here.