Passover materials written, edited, or recommended by Bronfmanim and faculty
Books/ Hard-copy Haggadah
- The Bronfman Haggadah, by Edgar M. Bronfman and illustrated by Jan Aronson.
- A Night to Remember: The Haggadah of Contemporary Voices, by Rabbi Mishael Zion (Faculty & Staff 2012 – 2017) with Noam Zion.
- The Women’s Passover Companion: Women’s Reflections on the Festival of Freedom and The Women’s Seder Sourcebook: Rituals and Readings for Use at the Passover Seder, edited by Sharon Cohen Anisfeld (Faculty for many years!) and Tara Mohr and Catherine Spector.
- The New American Haggadah, edited by Jonathan Safran Foer (’93), with commentary by Daniel Handler (’87), and translations by Nathan Englander, commentary by Jeffrey Goldberg, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, and Nathaniel Deutsch.
- Why Is This Night Different From All Other Nights?: The Four Questions Around the World, by Ilana Kurshan (Fellow ’95, Faculty ’09, ’10, ’11).
- A Different Night, The Family Participation Haggadah, by David Dishon and Noam Zion, a great haggadah for anyone leading a seder for the first time!
- Telling the Story: A Passover Haggadah Explained: adapted by Barry Louis Polisar, a free-to-print, illustrated, and transliterated haggadah.
- A Passover Haggadah: Go Forth and Learn, by David Silber.
- For a light-hearted approach, try JewBelong’s Guide to a Kick-Ass Seder and their “Jewbarrassment-free” Haggadah.
- American Jewish World Service offers A Global Justice Hagaddah and other Passover resources.
- BPI Passover Haggadah Supplement: Sponsored by the Bard Prison Initiative, this supplement “aims to encourage Seder participants to debate the meaning of freedom, the place of incarceration in our society, and the value of learning, study, and education.” (Shared by Laura Liebman ’88)
- 9 Haggadot that will take your seder global: Integrates “age-old Passover traditions within the context of modern-day global injustices.” (Shared by Shani Rosenbaum ’06)
- Uri L’TZedek Food and Justice Haggadah Supplement, edited by Adina Gerver (’96), with commentary by David Wolkenfeld (’97) and his wife Sarah, Avi Orlow (’91) and Josh Feigelson (Faculty ’11). Features essays, insights and action to unite food, social justice, and ethical consumption.
- Here you’ll find a link to a recording of a BronfTalk we hosted two years ago called Passover Cleaning in the Age of OCD, addressing the (not so unique) problem of Jewish spring cleaning!
- “Sisters of Salvation: The Women of Parashat Shmot” text study handout and teachers’ guide, prepared by Rabbi Margie Klein Ronkin (’96)
Suggestions from Aaron Steinberg, Bronfman’s Deputy Director: North America:
- Interactive skits and songs for children:
- Some homemade Passover activities including Jeopardy questions, Mad Gabs, Cranium and our Family Haggadah.