The Whole-School Holiday lessons make up a spiral curriculum, in which each lesson focuses on a different aspect of Jewish holiday, value, or key subject. With some exceptions, Whole School Holiday lessons are built around a matrix that allows students to have an unique experience each year.
To make a seder “kosher,” the only things that need to be recited are the pesah, matzah and maror sections in the Haggadah. Of course, this is recited in addition to the other steps in the Haggadah. Throughout the years families have created their own customs and rituals for the seder, such as having everyone who comes to the seder bring a suitcase with items they would bring if they were told to leave their home, reciting the seder while sitting on the ground or doing the seder all in rhyming English. In addition to these, some people have begun to add a Miriam’s cup to the seder place to put an orange on the seder plate.
- Grade 1–2: Passover Symbols
- Grade 2–3: The Story of Passover
- Grade 3–4: Two Passover Stories
- Grade 4–5: Mastering the Four Questions
- Grade 5–6: Passover Foods
- Grade 6–7: The Art of Passover
- Grade 7–8: Fifteen Steps to Freedom