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BREAKS IN THE ACTION
Serve soup before beginning seder to stem hunger pains
During Karpas, have a full salad course
Dance around the table
Bring out the tambourines and sing Spirituals instead of Hallel
Have a marror eating contest- first one to cry WINS
Freedom Train- Have a plastic train that has freedom quotes attached. Periodically, stop the seder for the train and have random guests read the quote and explain.
-Alternative Four Daughters Reading
-Sing Miriam's Song (Debbie Friedman) and dance around the table with tambourines, etc.
-We always have Miriam's Cup. At one point, each guest helps fill it with water and shares a story of a woman who has impacted them...wishes was at the seder...
Need Help Getting Started? Contact Stan for a consultation. $35 for 30-40 minutes
Creative Passover Seder Recipe
1. Start with a Theme 2. Throw in some Parodies for spice 3. Assigned Parts for this production 4. Plan for Props
5. Mix in some Meaningful Moments (It is about freedom) 6. Add a dash of Shtick 7. Toss in Grown Up Time (if young children are present) 8. Mix with the Woman's Voice 9. Stir in a skits or play 10. Mix in some breaks in the action 11. Shake things up with the right haggadah
If you've never done a creative seder, take baby steps and build
Remember, people will judge you regardless of what you
CREATIVE PASSOVER SEDER- TELLING THE STORY YOUR WAY
When I was a kid, my family's tradition was to read the entire Hagaddah...every word...in Hebrew. I never thought about it as a child but as a father, I soon realized that it is not about reading every word...it is about telling the same story each year in a unique manner. Passover is all about storytelling.
THEMES OF BEINER SEDERS
Some ideas to get you thinking
The Sound of Matzah (aka Music)
Harry Potter Pesach
Wonderful World of Freedom (Disney)
Hard Days and Nights (Beatles)
Pharoah's Revenge (aka Star Wars)Type your paragraph here.
ASSIGN PARTS- DON'T LET ANYONE OFF THE HOOK!
Don't try to run the whole thing yourself. Assign parts to guests to prepare ahead of time such as the Four Sons/Passover-Matzoh-Maror/Plagues and let them get creative with it.
HAGGADOT YOU HAVE 3 OPTIONS
1.Pick a haggadah that you can work with
2. Go online and create your own at http://www.haggadot.com/
3. Create your own by cutting and pasting
FREE PASSOVER PLAY A great way to find time for adults to talk about Passover without the children is to send them off after Avadim Hayeenu to organize a play. Below is a preview of Passover Fashion Show. Just go the Contact Stan and ask for a copy.
Fashion Show on the Nile
Nili: Shalom and welcome to Fashion 1000 BCE. My name is Nili Nile Rivers and I will be your hostess for an evening that is designed to capture the excitement that is Egypt.
Coming down the runway tonight will be fashions from the elite of the elite. I have with me, the newest sensation in the world of what’s up and what’s down- Aphoda-me-topol-athna-cama-do.
Aph- Just call me Aphoda-me-topol ahtna- that’s my nickname.
Nili- Aphoda, you shocked the Giza designer row when you came out with slave apparel. Everyone wants to know how you got the idea.
Aph- Nili, we take our slaves with us wherever we go and what is the point of dressing in a satin purple tunic if my little Hebrew friend is donning a green shmata that is have ripped. We need to think of slaves as accessories.
Nili- That’s what makes you a genious.
Other Passover Titles $10 each
1. High School Passover
2. Passover Melodrama
3. Matzoh Ball Olympics
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