Make your Pesach more meaningful!
Posted on March 23, 2010
Here are several easy ways to infuse your Pesach preparation and holiday to help others and make the world a better place.
- In preparation for Pesach clean the home of someone who is homebound.
- Arrange a car wash in your synagogue’s parking lot and donate the money to Tzedakah.
- Research your family history and learn about a story that involves religious freedom.
- Prepare a holiday meal for someone who has had a difficult week.
- If you are using Pesach cleaning as spring cleaning as well, donate clothes you no longer wear to a local charitable organization.
- Prior to the start of Pesach, donate the chametz you are removing from your house to a local food pantry.
- Invite a family that recently immigrated to the U.S. or moved into your neighborhood to a seder at your home.
- Organize a free seder in your synagogue.
- Arrange a multi-generational Pesach program by having friends and their children sing Pesach songs with the residents of a senior living center.
- Pesach celebrates our freedom. Consider people in other parts of the world whose freedom is in jeopardy and commit to helping them.
- Volunteer to read a Pesach book to a child while his or her parents rest.
- After Pesach has ended, set aside all unopened Pesach food and donate it to a charitable organization.
Please send us your ideas so that we can add them to the list. Best wishes for a Chag Kasher V’Sameach!