Pesach is one of the most significant festivals in our Jewish calendar, commemorating the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in Mitzrayim (what we refer to as Egypt). It begins on the night of 14 Nissan, which corresponds this year to Saturday night 27 March 2021 and runs for 8 days.
In the Diaspora we observe Passover by holding two Seder nights where we retell the story of the Jew’s exodus out of Egypt. We do this by taking turns reading from the Haggadah. This retelling the story is our opportunity as parents to pass down our Jewish values to our children. That is the point of the Seder and the very essence of what Orah represents.
To help you prepare for this important festival we have produced an easy to follow guide (here) that briefly explains the story of Passover, but more importantly provides you with all the relevant information about festival dates, candle lighting times, how to prepare your home and even suggestions for setting your Seder table, and so much more. Plus, if you live in Sydney, we've also collated all the kosher catering menus into one convenient location for easy access, plus we've suggested activities for your kids, webinars to listen to and listed songs to sing.
This year Passover immediately follows Shabbat which alters the “normal” flow of preparing for the Seder and other customs. We detail this too in the guide for your understanding. We hope it inspires you to make Pesach both meaningful and enjoyable for you and your family.