Tuesday, March 23, 2021

It's Pesach 5781!

Passover Is Almost Here: A time when we used to gather with friends and family, to celebrate our Holiday of Freedom.

Passover Corona

This year, Pesach will be different.
Again. One (אי״ה) last time.

Wait better

And here's why.

Because the Jewish Federation of New Mexico and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque have combined with the leadership of New Mexico's delightfully diverse Jewish community to create

Virtual Seder

One Community: Many Voices
A Virtual Seder for Passover 5781 / 2021

Where you will find a wonderful playable and/or downloadable Video Seder that highlights different synagogues, groups, and leaders from our community leading the Seder. This way, you can watch the Seder at your table and at your chosen time. And where you can download the attached Haggadah with the Seder to follow along and participate.

Way better

To cheer y'all up, Abq Jew below provides a video from ABBA's 2016 Reunion. That was five (5) years ago. They probably look even older now. Those were the days.

Times of joy and times of sorrow
We will always see it through
Oh, I don't care what comes tomorrow
We can face it together
The way old friends do

And to further cheer y'all  up, Abq Jew below provides a video from The Seekers' 2014 Farewell Tour. That was seven (7) years ago. They certainly look even older now. Those were the days.

Rocking rolling riding
Out along the bay
All bound for Morningtown
Many miles away

And to really, really cheer y'all  up, Abq Jew below provides a video from the 2002 Grease DVD Release Party. That was nineteen (yes, 19) years ago. They certainly look way older now. Those were the days.

You're the one that I want
You, ooh, ooh, honey


Want more videos?
Abq Jew here thoughtfully provides three (3) of the classics. 
What would Pesach be without them?

1. Google Exodus: Best. Passover. Video. Ever.

2. Passover Rhapsody: Second. Best. Passover. Video. Ever.

3. The Passover Prank. Best. Passover. Prank. Video. Ever. For parents who (especially) miss their kids on Pesach. 

Who know that Skype and Zoom are never enough.

As the Seders approach, Abq Jew must remind us all
(he must! he must!) that Good News, Salvation and Comfort
are just one (1) Pesach visitor away.

?אחד מי יודע
Tonight Could Be The Night!

At our Pesach seders
we Jews have been opening our doors to Elijah for thousands of years.

We still believe that Elijah the Prophet will return tonight
and announce the Coming of the Messiah.

When that happens, our first question will be:

Did Elijah remember to send out a press release?

If he did — you may learn the Good News in a few days or weeks.
But you can always hear about Salvation and Comfort at

AbqJew.net & AbqJew.com
Your guide to Jewish life in Albuquerque and beyond

A Zissen Pesach, Albuquerque!
Chag Kasher veSameach, New Mexico!

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