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 R. Sharon Cohen Anisfeld (Faculty for many years!), 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).
- The Passover Haggadah: A Biography, by R. Vanessa Ochs (Faculty ’12, ’20; Parent ’01); tells the story of the Haggadah, from its emergence in antiquity as an oral practice to its vibrant proliferation today.
- Mishkan HaSeder – An innovative, new poetry Haggadah by Jessica Greenbaum (Parent ‘15), poet and co-editor.
- 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!
- The Telling: How Judaism’s Essential Book Reveals the Meaning of Life by Mark Gerson
- 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.
- I Love Bread: A Passover Tragedy by David Zvi Kalman (‘04); illustrated by and for children, tells the story of one bread-loving child’s struggle with Passover.
- Two fully illustrated haggadot, produced by the Asufa collective in Jaffa. Shared by David Zvi Kalman.
- 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)
- 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.
- On This Very Day, One Pesach Later: A Passover Reader – A printable compilation to accompany us in a time of isolation. Curated by 2015 Fellows Sofia Freudenstein and Lavi Teitelbaum, and with contributions by Rena Yehuda Newman (’15) and Leah Oppenzato (’91).
- Judaism Unbound Passover Resources – From Dan Libenson (Parent ‘20, Faculty) and the team that brought you Judaism Unbound.
- Passover Cleaning in the Age of OCD – A recording of a BronfTalk we hosted several years ago, addressing the (not so unique) problem of Jewish spring cleaning!
- A Memorable Seder in Memorable Times – A recording of a 2020 BronfTalk by R. Mishael Zion (Faculty and staff).
- Crafting a Haggadah for a Virtual Seder – A recording of a 2020 BronfTalk by R. Vanessa Ochs (Faculty and parent).
- 10 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)
- Sefaria Resources (co-founded by Brett Lockspeiser ’99 and Joshua Foer ’99)
- Repair the World – Downloadable Passover Resources
- HIAS Haggadah – Weaves the stories of today’s refugees and asylum seekers into your Passover Seder.
- American Jewish World Service offers A Global Justice Hagaddah and other Passover resources.
- Reboot Plastover: An Exodus from Plastic Waste – Access a digital toolkit, “10 Plagues of Plastic,” to kickstart a sustainable change for you and our world.
- The Blue Dove Foundation – Resources on Passover’s connection to mental health.
- Mizrahi and Sephardic Passover Resources During Covid-19 – From JIMENA.
- For a light-hearted approach, try JewBelong’s Guide to a Kick-Ass Seder and their “Jewbarrassment-free” Haggadah.
- Power Up Pesach – Workshops to help power through and step into Pesach feeling invigorated and fulfilled, not entirely depleted. (Shared by Jodi Fried ‘05.)
Activities/ Family Fun: