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Passover and Easter

Wondering whether you should go to Easter dinner at your mother-in-law's during Passover? Is it OK to eat matzah - and peeps? Learn how to solve the spring holiday dilemma with articles, resources and links from InterfaithFamily.

Upcoming Dates

  • Passover lasts 8 days (7 for some) and starts the evening of April 10, 2017; March 30, 2018; and April 19, 2019
InterfaithFamily is proud to offer Setting The Passover Table Made Easy, a booklet explaining the ritual items used during a seder.
Our Guide to Passover for Interfaith Families includes just about everything you could possibly want to know about Passover, including:
 Quick Tips
 The Big issues

It might not get as much publicity as the "December Dilemma" of Hanukkah and Christmas, this "Spring Dilemma" can be a complicated season for many interfaith families.


  At Home

Passover at home and in your community:

 Further Reading
 Keep Talking
 Additional Resources


If you know of other Passover/Easter resources, or if you'd like to see additional resources on a particular aspect of Passover or Easter, please email us at and let us know what you'd like us to provide.

Hanukkah (known by many spellings) is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd Century BCE. It is marked by the lighting of a menorah and the eating of fried foods. The spring holiday commemorating the Exodus of the Jews from slavery in Egypt. The Hebrew name is "Pesach." Hebrew word for an unleavened bread, traditionally eaten during the holiday of Passover. Hebrew for "order," refers to the traditional course of events, or service, surrounding the Passover and Tu Bishvat meals.
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