Judaism 101

Want to feel confident walking into a synagogue, seder or shiva? Start with our Judaism 101 video collection.

The Passover Seder…What to Expect

If you’re heading to a Passover Seder, it helps to know a little bit about what to expect. This video explains the basics, from the props on the table to the songs people sing. Happy Pesach and have a great seder!

Let’s Get Ready for Passover!

Let’s Get Ready for Passover is a short and sweet hidden object game that teaches about Bedikat Chametz (the ritual search for leavened foods) and includes a Passover recipe. Fun for kids 4 to 7.

available on the app store

Passover Lesson Guide

A Passover Seder…With the Four Sons!

There’s a famous part of the Passover Haggadah where four children are described – one who is wise, wicked, simple and one does not know how to ask a question. We decided to zoom in these four sons (the tradition calls them sons, and we went literal here…do be sure to stay around for a comment on that choice at the end of the video!) The characters – wise, wicked, simple and the one who doesn’t know how to ask questions, can be found all over the world, but we’ve set their story in Moscow.

Watch out for a fun global Passover quiz at the end!

Passover Lesson Guide

Practice the Four Questions for Passover

Learn the Four Questions (aka Ma Nishtana) for Passover with LA’s Jason Mesches. Have a wonderful Passover – chag Pesach sameach!

The Four Questions for Kids: Get Ready for Passover

Learn the Four Questions (aka Ma Nishtana) for Passover with your kids. Watch this short video from the Shaboom team to practice saying the words together. Have a wonderful Passover – chag Pesach sameach!

Filmed on location at Temple Sinai Preschool in Oakland – with big thanks to Jonah, Eli and Leah Schwartz! Shaboom! voices by Cristina Milizia (Gabi) and Laila Berzins (Ben).

Bedikat Chametz – The Hunt for Chametz

Bedikat chametz, or the hunt for chametz, is a wonderful ritual to try out with your family the night before Passover. In this short how to video, Piera and Josh explain how they set up a scavenger hunt for their young child and why it’s a meaningful part of Pesach for their family. Anyone can do this ritual…and it’s lots of fun to play hide and seek with bread or cheerios or whatever chametz you may have on hand. Plus, the next day you get to burn it!

Happy hunting!

The Passover Shaboom! Special: What’s Different about Tonight?

The Sparks can’t find the chametz! The Plonys can’t make matzah balls! Ma nishtana? Why is this night different from all other nights? Find out on this Passover special episode of SHABOOM!

18 Minute Matzah Recipe

A great way to get in the Passover mood is to try baking your own matzah. It’s really hard to make it within 18 minutes, which is how fast you have to make it before it starts to rise, which is a Pesach no-no!

You’re in for a treat! We worked with Gabi Moskowitz to bring you this matzah how-to. Get to know Gabi, and then check out all her amazing recipes, writing and TV. Happy Passover!

Gabi Moskowitz is the editor-in-chief of the nationally-acclaimed budget cooking blog BrokeAssGourmet.com, author of several cookbooks, and the co-producer of Young & Hungry, a Freeform comedy, (Mondays at 8/7 central), now in its fifth season, inspired by her life and writing. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Learn the Dayenu Lyrics with Jewish Karaoke

Learn the Dayenu lyrics and singalong with the classic Passover song in this karaoke video produced by Second Grade and “Yad b‘Yad” Students at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette, California.

 

Dayenu (דַּיֵּנוּ) means “It Would Have Been Enough,” and it is sung midway through the Passover seder meal. Once you learn the Dayenu lyrics, you’ll be able to clap and sing with the best of them!

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The development of this project was made possible by the generosity of the 

The development of this project was made possible by the Generosity of The Jewish Federation and The Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay (JFED).

 

Learn the words to Dayenu

Learn the Passover song “Dayenu,” and get ready for your seder! This short karaoke video will help you and your family practice saying the words together.

Dayenu is all about giving thanks for all the wonderful things that God gave us…each thing on its own would have been enough.

Have a wonderful Passover – chag Pesach sameach!

Featuring Jason Mesches.

For more Passover videos – from What to Expect at a seder, to Ma Nishtana, click here to visit our MEGA Passover resources page.

Chad Gadya: Learn the words to the Passover song

Learn the words to Chad Gadya, the popular song that comes at the end of the Passover Seder! It’s a cumulative song, meaning each verse buidls on those before it and it’s really fun to try to try to sing the whole thing in one breath! This karaoke video with a performance by Jason Mesches will help you practice.

The lyrics in the refrain are in Hebrew and Aramaic, and they go:

Chad gadya, chad gadya. dizabin aba bitrei zuzei, chad gadya, chad gadya.
One little goat, one little goat…which my father bought for two zuzim. One little goat, one little goat.

Lots more Passover songs, introductions, apps, printables and how to videos are on our MEGA Passover page!

Who Knows One? – Learn the song

Learn an English version of a Passover song that kids love called Echad Mi Yodea. It’s fun to sing along with Jason Mesches – havae a Pesach sameach! (Happy Passover.)

Lots more Passover songs, introductions, apps, printables and how to videos are on our MEGA Passover page!

Bang your Hammer – the Passover song

Here’s a classic Jewish preschool song for Passover about life in Egypt before the Exodus. Join Jason Mesches and singalong at your seder – have a Pesach sameach! (Happy Passover.)

Lots more Passover songs, introductions, apps, printables and how to videos are on our MEGA Passover page!

Passover Apps from BimBam for iOS

i0s App Image of Let’s Get Ready for Passover!

      Let’s Get Ready for Passover!

i0s App Image of Exodus: A Jewish Photo Scavenger Hunt App for Passover & Year Round

            Exodus: A Passover hide and seek app about Middot (Values)

 

Print this Four Questions cheat sheet!

Four questions cheat sheet

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