Community seders and more

Beginning with the words: “Let all who are hungry come and eat,” the Passover seder is a journey that recreates the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt and the great Festival of Freedom with song, story and special festival foods. Here is a listing of some community seders (and other Passover-related events) in the Valley and Tucson. For more events, visit

April 18

Passover Seder at JFCS Center for Senior Enrichment
Noon-1pm at JFCS Center for Senior Enrichment, 6250 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix
Join the senior center for a traditional Passover Seder with Rabbi Langowitz from Solel Congregation. $7
RSVP: By April 11 to 602-943-2198

April 19

Chabad Tucson Community Seder
7 pm at Young Israel Chabad, 2443 E. Fourth St., Tucson
Authentic and family-friendly Passover seder led by Chabad Tucson’s Rabbis Yossie Shemtov and Yehuda Ceitlin with full course dinner, insights, stories and songs.
$$54 adults; $25 children
RSVP: 520-881-7956 or

Community Passover Seder
6:30 pm at Chabad Jewish Community Center, 1254 W. University Ave., Flagstaff
Enjoy the holiday of freedom at an upbeat inspirational seder, complete with a gourmet Passover dinner, the original hand-made shmurah matzah, and four cups of kosher wine. Journey through the Haggadah, with traditional songs, stories, and spiritual insights. Seder is English friendly so everyone can feel welcome.
$45-$50 adults; $$25-$30 ages 4-12; $10 NAU students
RSVP: 928-255-5756 or

Community Seder
7:30 pm at Chabad of Scottsdale, 10215 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Authentic seder with a four-course dinner, stories, songs and an English-Hebrew Haggadah.
$55-$65 adults; $ $25-$30 children
RSVP: 480-998-1410 or

First Night Community Seder
6-9 pm at Congregation Or Chadash, 3939 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson
You are invited for a first night seder for the whole family conducted by Rabbi and Marcia Louchheim.
$50-$65 adults; $40-$50 ages 5-12
RSVP: Eileen Cook at 520-512-8500 or

Oro Valley Community Seder
7:15 pm at Chabad of Oro Valley, 1217 W. Faldo Dr., Oro Valley
Relive the exodus, discover the eternal meaning of the Haggadah, and enjoy a community seder complete with hand-baked matzah, wine and a wonderful kosher dinner.
RSVP: 520-477-8672 or

The Community Passover Seder
7:15 pm at The Pollack Chabad Center for Jewish Life, 875 N McClintock Dr, Chandler,
Join Chabad for a warm and meaningful seder with special activities for families with kids.
Enjoy gourmet Passover cuisine and an international wine selection.
RSVP: 480-855-4333 or

April 19 & 20

Jewish Student Seders
7:30 pm at Chabad at University of Arizona, 1436 E. Drachman St., Tucson
U of A Chabad will be hosting warm interactive seders both nights of Passover. The seder will be English-friendly and not very prayer intensive.
RSVP: 520-820-8939 or

First night Seder
6:30pm at Hillel ASU, 1012 S Mill Ave., Tempe
Whether you’re a seder pro or this is your first one, you won’t want to miss our seder with ASU led by staff members Madeline and Mikayla. We’ll hit all the basics, have some time for good conversation and do it all in 60 minutes so you can dive into our delicious chef-prepared meal!
$30 for community members; $10 for students

Second Night Seder in the Desert – STUDENTS ONLY
Join our Executive Director, Debbie, her husband Ben Kail, and their kids Emma and Gabe for an intimate second night seder. This promises to be enjoyable, humorous, and delicious!
Debbie’s house (you’ll be emailed address beforehand)

April 20

Passover Seder
5 pm at Shepherd of the Hills, 1601 N. San Francisco St., Flagstaff
Congregation Lev Shalom invites you at a pot luck meal (parve or meat dishes only).
$5 individual; $18 family; free for NAU students
RSVP: Judi at 928-266-0327

Second Night Passover Seder
6:30 pm at Congregation Anshei Israel, 5550 E. Fifth St., Tucson
Participate in one of Judaism’s most beautiful and meaningful festivals. Share great dialogue, family participation; supervised children’s play; traditional dinner with entrée option of brisket, salmon or vegan.
$45-$55 adults; $30-$40 children; $38 college students & military
RSVP: By April 11 to

Second Night Seder
6 pm at Congregation Or Tzion, 9096 E. Bahia Dr. #106, Scottsdale
The seder includes a complete kosher-for-Passover meal and stories to relive the Exodus. A community seder that feels like family.
RSVP: 480-342-8858 or

Second Night Seder
6 pm at Temple Solel’s Social Hall, 6805 E McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley
Conducted by Rabbi John Linder and Cantorial Soloist Todd Herzog. Enjoy a traditional, kosher-style seder dinner.
$65 adults; $60 ages 5-12; ages 4 & under free
RSVP: 480-991-7414 or

April 23

Community Passover Celebration
6:30 pm at Arizona Jewish Historical Society, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix
Join Rabbi Bonnie Sharfman of Congregation Kehillah as we celebrate the sharing of the message of freedon, social action and world peace with the Exodus story and the spring festival of birth and renewal with shared values and our common humanity.
$18 per person
RSVP: By April 12 to

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