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Passover Seder

Traditional Ashkenazic Seder Menu & Recipes


Passover Seder Table with Kiddish Cup

Passover Seder Table with Kiddish Cup

Giora Shimoni
Each Passover, Jews worldwide take part in a special feast called the Passover Seder. The Passover Seder is the most widely observed Jewish practice today.

How is a Passover Seder conducted?

At the Seder table, a special book called the Passover Haggadah is read out loud. The Haggadah includes the story of the Israelites' Exodus from Egypt as well as Seder rituals and traditions.

When does a Passover Seder take place?

The Seder is held on the first two nights of the holiday in the Diaspora, but only on the first night of Passover in Israel.

What is eaten at a Passover Seder?

After the reading of the Haggadah, a festive kosher-for-Passover meal is eaten. The following is a traditional Ashkenazic Seder menu with links to recipes.

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