Welcome to the Seder: A Passover Haggadah for Everyone

Rinat Gilboa
Celebrate Passover with traditional seder texts as well as poems, readings, and stories that acknowledge, value, and include the diverse backgrounds of seder participants today.
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Passover is a springtime holiday. And a story about freedom. It traces the Exodus of the Israelites from ancient Egyptian slavery through their journey in the desert to the Land of Israel. Like multihued threads woven into one tapestry, the Israelites were forged into a people. The seder is a structured celebration in which participants reenact that journey as if it were their own. The haggadah is the road map for that journey.

Welcome to the Seder is an inclusive haggadah with which we welcome all those at the table, from the most traditional to the first-time seder participants. This haggadah includes many familiar elements of the seder, along with poems, readings, and stories that acknowledge, value, and celebrate the wide range of backgrounds of seder participants today, and inspire us with the universal message of freedom.


"If you are searching for an inclusive, beautiful, and easy-to-use creative haggadah for Passover, look no further than Welcome to the Seder: A Passover Haggadah for Everyone. Rabbi Kerry Olitzky offers a freash take on the traditional ritual, and rinat Gilboa's artwork is delightful. A great choice for your seder table."   --Dr. Ron Wolfson, Fingerhut Professor of Education, American Jewish University

"Need a beautiful, spiritually inclusive yet easy-to-follow haggadah? You'll find exactly that when you open the pages of Welcome tot he Seder: A Passover Haggadah for Everyone. It's a perfect guide for your family's Passover celebration."  --Jodi Bromberg, CEO of InterfaithFamily

In additional to the traditional contents you expect from a good haggadah, Welcome to the Seder: A Passover Haggadah for Everyone also includes

A planning list to help you prepare for your seder

Prayers and blessings in Hebrew, transliterated Hebrew, and English translation

Explanations of non-traditional items such as oranges, pineapples, and artichokes included on some seder tables to represent explicit messages of welcome and inclusion. 

Relective questions that focus on themes of freedom, renewal, marginalization, community, inclusion, and outreach.

Descriptions of rituals and blessings from other cultures that are similar to Passover rituals.

Seder songs in tranlsation and Hebrew transliteration.


"Whether you have been leading seders for generations or hope to led one for the first time, this is a haggadah to inspire, educate, and enliven your table. Rabbi Kerry Olitzky and illustrator Rinat Gilboa have created a beautiful and accessible addition to our Passover library."                                       

 --Abigail Pogrebin, author of My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew             

Welcome to the Seder

by Rabbi Kerry Olitzky

Perfect for:

  • An inclusive, welcoming seder
  • Guests from a variety of backgrounds and experiences
  • Guests who have never attended a seder before


  • 64 color pages in a paperback edition
  • 60-minute seder
  • English text with blessings in Hebrew and transliteration

Special features:

  • Seder checklist
  • Explanations of unusual additions to the seder plate
  • Clear directions for leaders and participants
  • Vibrant, inspirational, and mindful artwork
  • Multicultural connections throughout the text
  • A sensitive portrayal of The Four Children
  • Questions for discussion
  • Reflective passages by a variety of different contributors

The Family (and Frog!) Haggadah

by Karen Rostoker-Gruber and Rabbi Ron Isaacs

Perfect for:

  • Families with young children
  • Multigenerational families
  • People hosting a seder for the first time


  • 64 color pages in a paperback edition
  • 30-45 minute seder
  • English text with blessings in Hebrew and transliteration

Special Features:

  • A traditional seder, with a new injection of fun to keep children engaged
  • Large format for easy reading
  • Beautiful Passover artwork
  • Gender-sensitive language
  • Lively retelling of the Passover story
  • Oh, and Frog.
by Dena Neusner

Perfect for:
  • Families with children of all ages
  • Intergenerational seders
  • Those new to hosting Passover
  • 48 color pages
  • 30-60 minute seder
Special Features:
  • Quick and easy to follow
  • Planning guide included
  • Links to additional resources and recipes online
  • Seder transliterated Hebrew encourages participation
  • Hebrew provided for all blessings
by Rebecca Redner

Perfect for:
  • Families with children of varying abilities and disabilities
  • Families with children of all ages


  • More than 70 vibrant photographs of children of all abilities and disabilities participating in seder
  • Presents over 150 picture communication symbols developed by Mayer-Johnson™
  • 30-minute seder

Special Features:

  • Easy to hold
  • Respectful to all participants
  • Mayer-Johnson™ is the leading creator of symbol-adapted special education materials to assist individuals in overcoming their speech, language, and learning challenges
by Elie Gindi

Perfect for:
  • Families with young children
  • Congregational seders
  • 40 color pages
  • 30-45 minute seder
Special Features:
  • Large format, open layout
  • Quick and easy to follow
  • Plagues illustrated in a light-hearted, child-friendly way
  • Includes The Frog Song and Bang, Bang, Bang
  • Transliteration of all blessings and songs encourages participation
  • Some Hebrew provided
A Family Haggadah
by Rabbi Dr. John Levy and Naomi Tippett

Perfect for:
  • Families with elementary school children
  • Model seders
  • Congregational seders
  • 64 color pages
  • Flexible time commitment --Vary the length of your seder from 30 minutes to 2 hours
Special Features:
  • Illustrated with beautiful collages and flowers created by schoolchildren
  • Annotations explain the rituals to foster understanding
  • Optional discussion questions
  • Hebrew provided throughout
  • Blessings transliterated
  • Ten pages of songs, with Hebrew, English, and transliteration
  • Companion website lets you hear the songs
by Mordecai Kaplan, Eugene Kohn, and Ira Eisenstein

Perfect for:
  • Teens, young adults, adults
  • Youth group, college group seders
  • Interfaith seders
  • Those who prefer a gender-neutral haggadah that includes some modern rituals
  • 112 black and white pages
  • 90-minute seder

Special Features:

  • Revised and updated version of reconstructionist classic The New Haggadah
  • Broad themes of slavery and freedom in modern as well as biblical times
  • Unique American view of the Passover liberation theme
  • Vignettes of Jews during the Civil War, the Civil Rights movement, and Operation Exodus
  • 20 pages of songs, including Who Knows One
  • Hebrew throughout
  • Some blessings and songs transliterated


by Chaim Stern

Perfect for:
  • Adults
  • Those who prefer a traditional seder
  • 128 black and white pages
  • 90+ minute seder
Special Features:
  • Traditional seder
  • Over 130 commentaries, quotes, and anecdotes--with their sources--to foster discussion
  • Clearly marked sections help you shorten the service
  • Music for 16 blessings and songs allow musical accompaniment
  • Hebrew throughout, often matched line-by-line with English translation
  • Songs and selected blessings transliterated

 Want to practice the Four Questions before Passover? You can do it on your mobile device with iMahNishtanah. Download from the App Store.