The Jewish holiday of Passover (in Hebrew, Pesach) commemorates the exodus of the Jews from slavery in Egypt. You could say it’s kind of a big deal. But planning your Passover celebration doesn’t have to be!

This year, Passover begins the evening of Monday, April 22 and ends the evening of Tuesday, April 30. Whether you’re looking to host a traditional Passover seder or want an alternative Passover experience, our Passover planning resource will help you think through what aspects of the holiday mean the most to you as you prepare.

Remember that at HMI, we’ve got your back, especially when it comes to “doing Jewish” your way. Reach out to us at with questions and stay tuned for more Passover resources as the holiday nears!

Passover Reflections

Our team asked some of our most beloved rabbis, educators, and tour guides to share reflections on how they’re relating to the Passover story at this time in the world.

We invite you to read through these reflections and engage with them by discussing your own thoughts and experiences, and answering the accompanying questions with your partner, your family, or your HMI friends.

An HMI Guide to Curating Your Own Passover Experience:

Traditional seder’s not your style? We’ve put together this resource to help you think through what aspects of the holiday mean the most to you and how you want to integrate them into your own unique Passover experience. No previous Passover experience required!

  1. We’ve taken the traditional seder components and highlighted seven core actions along with ideas for how to incorporate them into your experience. Click here to see these seven core actions.

  2. Select the core actions you’d like to focus on.

  3. Use our downloadable PDF to make notes on how you’d like to fulfill each action.

Matzah Ball Hotline

Get All Your Passover Questions Answered LIVE!

This year, some of our incredible HMI rabbis and educators have signed up to be part of what we’re affectionately calling HMI’s Matzah Ball Hotline (like the Butterball Hotline for all you West Wing fans out there). The Matzah Ball Hotline is a time to virtually drop in and ask questions both big and small about hosting or attending a Passover seder!

Virtual Sessions

  • Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 pm ET | 4:30 pm PT with HMI Atlanta Rabbi Rachael Miller
  • Wednesday, April 17 at 8:00 pm ET | 5:00 pm PT with HMI LA Rabbi Adam Greenwald
  • Wednesday, April 17 at 11:00 pm ET | 8:00 pm PT with HMI LA Educator Neil Spears
  • Sunday, April 21 at 9:00 pm ET | 6:00 pm PT with HMI DC Rabbi Ilana Zietman
Register for any and all sessions!

More Resources

Seder Table Cheat Sheet

Check out our Seder Table Cheat Sheet designed to help you feel confident attending or hosting a seder this year!

The Four Glasses of Wine

This guided wine tasting incorporates Passover storytelling and rituals along with our much-loved conversational prompts.

Charoset Around the World

Reimagine your seder by hosting a charoset tasting that features different versions of this Passover favorite from around the world!

Haggadot Guide

Here’s a list of a few of our favorite downloadable Haggadah variations (book that tells the Passover story) that reflect your uniqueness.