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The Digital Haggadah

 

Welcome to the Digital Haggadah — a Passover masterclass with a diverse cohort of rabbis, cantors, and artists from across the spectrum of Jewish education.

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DIGITAL HAGGADAH 2021: Teaser

VIDEOS

Marching for the Generations

Rabbi Mike Rothbaum urges us to frame the question differently – and suggests that once we do, we’ll have no choice but to stand with the stranger.

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Rabbi Louis Sachs,  co-producer of Digital Haggadah 2021, shares a new and surprisingly relevant insight about his favorite part of the Seder – The Four Children.

We Will All Be Free

In his beautiful rendition of a Seder classic, singer-songwriter Rick Recht shares an acoustic Avadim HaYinu.

The Seder as an Educational Tool

Rabbi Brad Tecktiel reveals the genius of the Seder – a set of rituals that force us out of our comfort zone and into the narrative of our exodus from Egypt.

Voice to the Voiceless

Cantor Rosalie Will and Diversity Equity and Inclusion Consultant Bryant Heinzelman talk about justice, identity, and our fellow human beings who don’t yet have a seat at the table.

Room at the Table

Rabbi Ari Sunshine discuses the enduring power of the Seder — to reassure, to connect us with the familiar, and to bridge past with present and a better future.

In Every Generation

In this wonderfully original take on the Pesach narrative, Rabbi Rachel Kobrin shares her first-person account of the exodus.

That’s the Challenge

Comedian Yisrael Campbell riffs on the search for Hametz, and offers a blessing related to the power of stories and our ability to tell them.

Urban Justice

Rabbi Daniel Burg shares a less common but wholly true definition of the word “Pesach,” and explains why the angle of the gesture makes all the difference.

We Are Storytellers

With the help of his guitar, Rabbi Ranon Teller points out an oft overlooked commandment of the Pesach Seder — and its implications.

Praise to a Different Tune

Julie Geller and The Beating Hearts perform their updated musical version of the Hallel prayer, Odekha.

Lean into the Chaos

Rabba Sara Hurwitz talks about transition from a holiday of randomness to a celebration of order, and the humility required to accept a world filled with both.

Melodies Transcend Time

Jane Shapiro describes the end of the Passover Seder as an “open mic” and explains why Had Gad Yah is her personal soundtrack of the Passover season.

Words to Action

Rabbi Ron Segal explains why we repeat the Seder every year and offers a vision for how simple words become powerful actions.

At the Cusp of Present and Future

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson talks about redemption, and why the Cup of Elijah is a metaphor for any given moment of our lives.

The Food Tells the Story

Rabbi Micah Peltz reflects on Rabbi Gamliel’s insistence that we discuss three things — Pesach, Matzah and Maror – and how these symbols have much to say about the difference between wants and needs.

The Seder is a Classroom

Rabbi Nicole Guzik shares an insight about the power of story and storytellers — and why neither can exist without the other.

The Price of Victory

Rabbi Neal Katz connects the 10 drops of wine we spill for the plagues to the late Yitzhak Rabin’s words following the Six Day War.

The Potential to Free Ourselves

Rabbi Steve Wernick connects a shard of pottery from Beit Guvrin to the narrow places we currently find ourselves in – and our ability to escape them.

Walking With Our Heads Up

As an introduction to the Seder song Dayeinu, Rabbi Jeremy Schneider talks about miracles, and our role as G-d’s partners in creating them.

The Efforts of Our Lives

Rabbi Stacy Rigler discusses the healing power of memory and how even the most difficult trials of our lives present an opportunity to create good.

EDUCATOR BIOGRAPHIES

Rabbi Mike Rothbaum is the spiritual leader at Congregation Beth Elohim in Acton, MA. He is a passionate advocate for the idea that every moment is an opportunity to make a Jewish choice.

Rabbi Louis Sachs is the Associate Rabbi at Congregation Beth Tikvah in Toronto. He currently serves as the Vice President of the Ontario Rabbinical Assembly.

Rick Recht is a top touring musician on the Jewish music scene. He is the celebrity spokesman for the PJ Library and Executive Director of Songleader Boot Camp.

Rabbi Brad Tecktiel is the rabbi at Midbar Kodesh Temple in Henderson, NV. A graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary, he has served as the President of the Board of Southern Nevada Rabbis.

Cantor Rosalie Will is the URJ’s director of worship and music. She previously served as the cantor at Temple Emanuel in Kensington, MD.

Bryant Heinzelman is a Diversity Equity and Inclusion consultant with the Union for Reform Judaism. A Tennessee native, he is a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Rabbi Ari Sunshine is the Senior Rabbi at Congregation Shearith Israel in Dallas. From 2013-16 he participated in the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Rabbinic Leadership Initiative.

Rabbi Rachel Kobrin is the spiritual leader of Congregation Rodef Shalom in Denver. She is a Clal Rabbis Without Borders Fellow and a member Faith 2020 / Faith Forward Advisory Group.

Yisrael Campbell is the creator of the autobiographical Off-Broadway show and movie Circumcise Me! A native of Philadelphia, he now lives in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Daniel Burg is the Alexander Grass Rabbinic Chair at Beth Ahm Synagogue in Baltimore. He is a senior fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and served on the Maryland Task Force on Reconciliation and Equity.

Rabbi Ranon Teller is the rabbi at Congregation Brith Shalom in Houston. He holds a B.A. in Television Scriptwriting from Columbia College in Chicago.

Julie Geller is a singer-songwriter originally from Denver. She is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music.

Rabba Sara Hurwitz is the first Modern Orthodox woman rabbi ordained in the United States. She has been honored as one of Newsweek‘s 50 Most Influential Rabbis.

Jane Shapiro has been a Jewish educator for more than 30 years. A former Associate Director for the Florence Melton Institute, she currently teaches at Orot.

Rabbi Ron Segal is the Senior Rabbi at Temple Sinai in Atlanta. He is currently the President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis.

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson is the Dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. He is the author of 12 books and more than 250 articles.

Rabbi Micah Peltz is the Senior Rabbi at Temple Beth Sholom in Cherry Hill, NJ. He is a member of the Conservative Movements Committee on Jewish Law and Standards.

Rabbi Nicole Guzik is a rabbi at Temple Sinai in Los Angeles.  She supervises Sinai’s mainstreamed religious school for children with special needs.

Rabbi Neal Katz is the rabbi at Temple Beth El in Tyler, TX. He has released three CDs of his original music.

Rabbi Steve Wernick is the Senior Rabbi at Beth Tzedec Congregation in Toronto. He was formerly the CEO of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.

Rabbi Jeremy Schneider is the rabbi at Temple Kol Ami is Scottsdale, AZ. In 2008 he was chosen as one of six Americans for an interfaith study tour in Egypt and Syria sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Rabbi Stacy Rigler is the Senior Program Manager for Jewish Education at the Foundation for Jewish Camping. She previously served as Rabbi Educator at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, PA.