Vegan Passover Seder

  • April 15, 2014 · 5:30 PM

OKAY - THANK YOU, ALL OF YOU VEJEWTARIANS, FOR YOUR PATIENCE - HERE COME THE FULL DETAILS - PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THROUGH IT ALL TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE ON THE SAME PAGE - THANK YOU: 


PLEASE CHECK YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL FOR DETAILS.     

Please realize that this is not just a random potluck where people come and go - this is a true Passover seder together, and we want everyone to arrive between 5:30 and 5:45pm but BY 6pm - a seder is a special kind of a prayer service, and we do not want to disrupt our prayer and learning focus once we begin - do plan to be with us for a few hours - also, plan to focus on our Haggadah, prayers, readings, lessons, etc. together before we eat a couple of hours or so after we start.  [If you have children who may need to eat sooner, then please have them eat something before the seder in order that they can make it through.  Although I know we have some children with us who can handle this quite well.]

This will be a meaningful and engaging seder - truly traditional and totally vegan - which fit together quite perfectly.  

As to questions regarding what will be considered kosher for Passover for us, unless items/ingredients are labeled kosher for Passover at the market, please be sure to refrain from using the five forbidden grains: barley, oats, rye, spelt, and wheat in any other form.  While I can provide a longer explanation, for those who would like, on the evening of the seder, for now I will just state briefly that even some Orthodox Ashkenazic rabbis, many Conservative Ashkenazic rabbis (including this one), and most Reformed Ashkenazic rabbis do permit the usage of what some call kitniyot.  The prohibition of kitniyot (corn, legumes, rice, and other items whose flour can be mistaken for the forbidden flours) was a medieval custom added by some Ashkenazic rabbis but has been retracted by many in recent years.  During the shulchan orech, I will be glad to answer this and other questions.  

When packing the  car to come to our seder on the 15th, please be sure to bring:
- your assigned potluck contributions 
- ingredient cards for your potluck contributions
- serving utensils needed for your potluck contributions
- reusable/washable/non-disposable place settings for each person who is with you, (i.e., plate, bowl, drinking cup, kiddush cup, fork, knife, spoon, and napkin). 

If you have your own preferred kippah to wear, then please feel free to bring that too.  I will, though, have kippot for everyone who needs, and I will have our special Haggadot for reading, singing, etc. 

If you have any questions about any of this, I would be pleased to answer you - please ask, though, before Passover begins.  On the 15th, I am sure that you can understand that I will be busy with Passover responsibilities and not so easily accessible particularly while in set-up mode. 

Also, please make sure that your RSVP is accurate for how many will be attending, as I will be bringing and setting-up tables and chairs accordingly. 

Thank you. 

L'hitraot! 

B'Shalom, 
                Andy (aka Ravi Avi)


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  • A former member
    A former member

    IT Was A Great Night Filled With Love And Wonderful People
    ThaNk You All Thank You Happy Passover

    1 · April 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love this!!! I do a first night vegan seder. Do you plan to include kitniyot on the menu? Everyone's beliefs are different.

    March 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      No one has answered me...we also do otherwise it's veeeeeery difficult!

      March 27, 2014

    • Andy

      Apologies for delay in eply, but still trying to work out location. Second night seder is definitely in the works. Will keep you posted. If anyone lives in a complex with a community room that could be used (or has other connections), let me know. Otherwise, I will keep working on it. As to Kitniyot, probably will be fine, but it may depend on seder site. Again, will keep you posted.

      March 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have been a signed up member of Vejewtarians but haven't participated. My husband and I are looking forward to a seder in which we can partake of ALL The food and not just the veggies and potatoes ;) Count us in for 2 - either night.

    March 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The first or the second night

    January 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    First night please.

    January 5, 2014

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