Celebrate Passover 2021 with arts and culture


March 18, 2021

This Passover we will again gather around our laptops and screens for another “online seder” to mark the holiday in our own way. We are excited to share virtual events from our partner organizations to get you ready for your virtual gathering, as well as to help stimulate a discussion around the meaning behind Passover. However you’re celebrating, we wish you a Happy Passover and Chag Pesach Samech!

The Nosh: Passover
Join the Passover culinary series on the Virtual J with international kosher foodies Jamie Geller and Naomi Nachman.

Part 1: March 18 at 7:30PM 
Naomi Nachman AKA The Aussie Gourmet will show us her famous recipes for southwest egg rolls, charoset salad and charoset-inspired capons.

Part 2: March 25 at 10AM
Jamie Geller will take us through her 4-favourite dishes to make for Passover: Matzo Balls, Creamy Celery Soup, 4-Ingredient Horseradish-Crusted Rib Roast, and Sweet Potato Tian.

The webinars will also be available on demand after airing!

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Freedom Revisited with Michael Twitty
Join historian and award-winning author, Michael Twitty, for a Passover-themed program about identity, race, and our culinary roots.

In Partnership with Jews of Colour Canada Tune in at 7:30pm EST on March 30th

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The Third Seder, 2021
March 21 at 2PM

A global audience of thousands will again log in to celebrate Passover with a unique re-telling of the Passover story, interwoven with the eternal Jewish story of striving for freedom, dignity and equality, as told in the thousand year old language and culture of Yiddish. 

If you missed the premiere of The Third Seder: A Yiddish Passover Celebration, you can still watch the entire broadcast on Vimeo.

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Dwelling in a Time of Plagues: Passover 2021
On view from March 26 at the Miles Nadal JCC
Virtual opening event: March 25 at 8PM – Register here
Jewish Street Art Festival discussion: March 31 at 7:30PM Registration required

Dwelling in a Time of Plagues is a Jewish creative response to real-world plagues of our time. Collectively, the commissions in this constellation of art projects around North America grapple with contemporary crises: the global pandemic, institutional racism, xenophobia, ageism, forced isolation, and the climate crisis. In Toronto, Bareket Kezwer’s mural at the Miles Nadal JCC will engage with the “plague of binary thinking.”

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Seder Night in Canada™ 2021
Premiering March 25 at 8PM and available until April 4

Canada’s first-of-its-kind online celebration of Passover, focusing on the story of Passover through music and entertainment. It gently follows the format of the Haggadah to explain the story of Passover in a way that makes it accessible, understandable, and most of all, enjoyable to people of every background.

The Book of Ruth, USA 2019, 14 minutes | Director: Becca Roth | Writer: Chen Drachman

Introduced by star Tovah Feldshuh

The legendary Tovah Feldshuh stars as Ruth, a grandmother who lives in a remote house in the woods. When her kids and grandkids come to visit, a huge family secret is revealed right in time for Passover. Watch it now!

Available for viewing on J-Flix from Thursday, March 25 until Sunday, March 28 at 11:59PM

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