The Seder

On April 9th at 6:30 pm will be hosting a virtual Seder. The story, the history and the sentiment behind this meal is so profound. It is so rich that it is worth taking an evening to understand and celebrate all it stands for.

A Seder is a celebratory meal highlighting 3 specific biblical events: Passover, The Feast of Unleavened Bread and The Exodus. Our faith is grounded in Jewish history. When you and I were adopted in, that history became ours to study and understand. The primary goal of a Seder is education. It was created to teach the children the stories of their ancestor’s exit out of Egypt. It is interactive and engaging. It is a reminder for all ages and an opportunity to gather together as a family and celebrate what the Lord did, is doing and will do.

Start by creating an atmosphere for celebration. Light some candles, dim the lights, and set the table. Dress up if you’d like. Then prepare your Seder plate. If you have one wonderful! If not choose any plate you’d like. Put a small amount of each element on it. You can have one plate for all to share or a plate for each person. Each person will need a full glass of wine or juice. We will drink from our cups 4 times. Also, make a small bowl of salt water and set near the plate. On an another plate lay out 3 pieces of matzah and cover with a cloth.


The Elements

Shank Bone: We usually use lamb but this year we have chicken wings.

Charoset: This is a mix of apples, walnuts, honey and cinnamon. We are using a dried fruit mix instead because it is what we have. Jam could be used if needed.

Bitter herbs: We have romaine lettuce leaves for this but any green leafy vegetable would do. You could even use a potato.

Greens: We will use parsley. Other options are: celery, carrot tops, or any fresh herb. Get creative.

Egg: The egg is supposed to be roasted in the oven but it is okay to boil it.

Horseradish: If you don’t have this on hand; use a finely chopped onion or garlic. Wasabi would work too.

Matzah: No matzah, just use crackers or even soft taco shells. Try really hard to find something unleavened.

Red wine or grape juice: Again, whatever drink you have is fine. Even if it is water.

Please improvise any element you do not have. There is no need to go to the store. I’m sure you’ll have something in your cabinets that will do. We are not bound by tradition or religion. We do this because we are FREE!

Now you are ready to join us through FB live on Mighty Oak Ministries page on April 9th at 6:30 pm. We cannot wait to celebrate with you!!