Haggadah Recommendations

I hope your Pesach preparations are going well!  If you’re ready to pull out the post-it’s and prepare to lead your own seder, here’s a list of Haggadah suggestions, from most in-depth to most simple…

A Different Night: The Family Participation Haggadah, Noam Zion and David Dishon ed., Shalom Hartman Institute publ.: An exciting resource and collection of commentary, artwork, and creative ideas for all ages. Includes transliteration for some of the Hebrew. Requires more preparation than some others, but it’s worth it.

New American Haggadah, Jonathan Safran Foer, ed., A deep, intellectual and spiritual collection of commentaries.  Wonderful for a deeper conversation among adults.

The Open Door: A Passover Haggadah, Sue Levi Elwell ed., CCAR publ.: An in-depth Haggadah whose rich commentaries explore spiritual, political and ethical aspects of the seder. Inspired artword by Ruth Weisberg. Full transliteration for the Hebrew and feminine Hebrew included. Requires more preparation than some others; adults will especially appreciate it.

A Family Haggadah: In Every Generation, Shoshana Silberman ed., Kar-Ben publ.: A simple, basic Haggadah that’s user-friendly and includes transliteration for the Hebrew. Light on commentary but still includes a few nuggets. Requires little preparation time.

A Children’s Haggadah, Howard Bogot and Robert Orklan ed., CCAR publ.: A simple, illustrated Haggadah that includes music and transliteration for Hebrew. Designed for young children. Requires little preparation time.

A Passover Haggadah, Herbert Bronstein ed., CCAR publ.: A classic in the Reform Movement with beautiful artwork by Leonard Baskin. Includes music. Some transliteration. Requires some preparation.

2 Responses to Haggadah Recommendations

  1. Lyn Linker says:

    If I may add some recommendations for those who wish to share older traditions with younger people: The Maxwell House Haggadah (it has been updated a few times since most of us used it as children) and the Union Haggadah (the original although there is an updated version. Both are available from CCAR Press)

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