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Best Ways To Celebrate Passover 2013 With Kids In Seattle

March 15, 2013 6:00 AM

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Passover is the celebration of the Jewish people’s redemption from Egypt. Over two and a half thousand years ago, the Jews were led out of slavery in Egypt, through the Split Sea and into Israel. This year’s Passover is celebrated from March 25 through April 2. Here are some great Passover events for kids in the Seattle area.

Model Matzah Factory
Congregation Shaarei Tefilah-Lubavitch
6250 43rd Ave. N.E.
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 527-1411
www.chabadofseattle.org

Date: Contact the Congregation for exact dates

The synagogue is hosting a Model Matzah Factory where young chefs ages three to 14 are invited to learn how matzah is made. While the kids enjoy the hands-on experience of baking, they will also learn more about the story of Passover. It is a wonderful opportunity for the children to interface with the Torah and its commandments through stories, songs and their own unleavened bread.

Celebrate Passover
Solomike Early Childhood Center
15727 N.E. 4th St.
Bellevue, WA 98008
(425) 603-9677
www.facebook.com/SolomikeECC

Date: March 23

Children ages five and under are encouraged to bring their friends and families to the Solomike Early Childhood Center Passover celebration. Come join Asher Hashash for some lively songs, the creation of some masterpiece crafts and story time. It is a wonderful chance for pre-schoolers to prepare for the upcoming holiday. This fun and free event is hosted by the PJ Library and open to all.

Make Your Own Seder Plate
Paint the Town
4611 Village Court N.E.
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 527-8554
www.ceramics-painting.com

A wonderful way to keep the kids busy while preparing for Passover is to include them in the preparations. At Paint the Town, your little artists can create their own seder plate to use throughout the holiday. Kiddos can make them for themselves and/or a matzah plate for the whole family to enjoy. Prices begin at $6 and include the item, paint, glazing and firing. Save money by going on Tiny Tot Tuesdays where all kids under 15 get a 15-percent discount. If multiple kiddos will be participating, go on a POGO Wednesday where the second (fourth, sixth, etc.) items are half off.

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Passover Fun with Songs, Stories and Art
Seattle Jewish Community School
12351 8th Ave. N.E.
Seattle, WA 9812
(206) 522-5212
www.sjcs.net

Date: Contact SJCS for exact dates

The Seattle Jewish Community School is holding a super fun kid friendly Passover event. Come on over for an entertaining evening of themed art projects, storytelling, sing-alongs and more. This is a wonderful opportunity for the kiddos to learn about Passover while having fun. The experience is geared toward younger children.

Kid-friendly Passover Seder
Temple Beth Am
2632 N.E. 80th St.
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 525-0915
www.templebetham.org

Date: Contact Temple Beth Am for exact dates

A great way for children to enjoy the holidays is through events scaled down to their level. This Passover seder is held in the early evening and in a very kid-friendly environment. A light vegetarian meal will be served, with egg, matzo ball soup, vegetables, fruits and kugel. Older siblings are also welcomed to attend.

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Kristy Stevens-Young is a freelance writer in Seattle. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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