Passover Guide

Welcome to the GatherBay 2024/5784 Passover Guide

Updated 4.10.23

Dear friends,

We’re so glad to share our Passover Guide with you, full of resources, information, and events to welcome in this holiday. 

Not sure how you want to celebrate or where to find your people? We’d love to take you to coffee (in-person or virtual!) to chat more about the offerings and where you might find your place.

There’s a teaching in Judaism that we should feel as if we experienced the Passover story ourselves–but how are we supposed to do that in this day and age? If you don’t have plans for the second night yet, we’ll be diving into that question with a GatherBay experience.

Either way, we’d still love to talk with you about how to connect personally to Passover! Drop us a line at or fill out the coffee form linked above 🙂 

Did we miss your event? Take ~2 minutes and submit it to our online calendar, and we’ll get them posted in the guide.

We’ll be continuously updating this guide as we hear about more events in the East Bay and San Francisco, so check back often.

Last thing — want to stay in the loop with all things Jewish in the Bay Area? We send our newsletter usually once every two weeks and you can subscribe here

Hope to see you soon! Chag Pesach Sameach, wishing you a meaningful Passover,

The GatherBay team (Lena, R’ Gray, and Caroline)

Passover Seders in the Bay Area

Monday, April 22

First night of Passover
  • 6:00 p.m. Base Bay Seder
    • Outdoors in Rockridge; space is limited so RSVP early!

Tuesday, April 23

Second night of Passover

Other Seders

Note: GatherBay highlights experiences and events that will be for/with young(ish) adults. If you’re looking for seders or events for families or young children, J Weekly has an excellent list of more family-friendly experiences.

Hosting and Seder-Matching

Financial Support

Looking for a way to subsidize your seder? OneTable is an organization that provides financial support to folks aged 21-39ish who host Shabbat dinners. This year, they’re also supporting first and second night seders at $10/per person.

  • If you’re not already a OneTable host, you’ll need to apply by Thursday, April 11.
  • For Seders on April 22 or 23, post your dinner and select Nourishment by Tuesday, April 16 at 11:59pm and get your RSVPs in by Wednesday, April 17 at 11:59pm.
  • For Passover Shabbat on April 26, post your dinner by Tuesday, April 23 at 11:59pm and get your RSVPs in by Wednesday, April 24 at 11:59pm.
  • OneTable says: “We encourage you to post your dinners and get your RSVPs in as soon as possible. The earlier you post + have your guests RSVP, the earlier you will receive your Nourishment — giving you more time to prep, shop, and get set for a smooth hosting experience.”
  • They’ve also got several free, virtual classes, from a DIY matzah workshop to reimagining the seder plate, and other online guides — explore here.

Still have questions about OneTable? Email the Bay Area Field Manager, Zoe Stricker:

Seder Matching

From Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley: “Are you looking to be hosted or to host others at your seder table? This year, seder matching is being coordinated by Mindy Berkowitz at Netivot Shalom. Please email her at and indicate if you want to be a host or a guest, as well as any needs such as: first night or second night seder, or if you’re vegetarian or have children, etc. Let’s make sure everyone has a place at the seder table.”


Are you offering seder matching and we don’t have it listed here? Email us at

Recipes & Haggadot Resources

On the Passover table:

The Haggadah (book describing the order of the Seder) and beyond:

  • Passover Resources, Haggadot, and Rituals for This Moment and Beyond from national Jewish nonprofit Avodah
  • Matir Asurim, a Jewish Care Network for Incarcerated People, “connects Jewish spiritual, cultural, and communal resources to people who have experienced incarceration,” and has a number of resources for Passover (including a haggadah!). 
  • The Jewish Community Library in San Francisco lends out sets of up to ten haggadot in a wide variety of versions at no charge. The haggadot are available on a first come, first served basis, and should be reserved in advance by writing to They may be picked up from the Library, which is open on Sundays 12-4, and Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 11-5:30.
  • Dancing In-Between (2023 edition) from The Lunar Collective—“Created by a committee of 17 Asian Jews, this new Haggadah is a joyful celebration of being both Asian and Jewish amidst powerful Passover rituals.”
  • Find or make your own Haggadah from (by Recustom)

Are you looking for a haggadah or resource around a specific topic or content area? Odds are, it exists and we’d love to help you find us! Email

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