On Thursday, April 1 at 5:00pm the Sisterhood of East End Temple will be leading our second virtual Lilith Seder, for women, about women of the Passover story. We share in the reading of our own unique Haggadah, which includes prayers in the feminine Hebrew form and songs by Debbie Friedman (z t”l). We will be led by our wonderful cantorial intern, Ilana Goldman. If you have never participated, this is a seder unlike all others. Feel free to take a peek at last year’s Haggadah (in the “Important Documents” list below — we will post the updated version soon).
Lilith Seder Pre-Registration: Please pre-register and indicate your willingness to be a reader. We will assign all parts ahead of time (which will be reflected in the updated Haggadah).
Timing: Please log into Zoom by no later than 4:45 pm, so that we can start promptly at 5:00 pm, working through any technical challenges. We estimate that the seder should last around one hour.
Joining the Zoom Seder: Once you pre-register, you will receive instructions with a Zoom link. (We do not recommend using a cell phone as the visibility of any display will be very limited.) Although we hope we will see all of the attendees, you will have an option to not turn on your video. If you prefer to dial in using a phone, please contact the temple office for the dial-in information.
For additional guidelines about joining a Zoom meeting, please see: “Joining A Zoom Meeting”
Preparing to participate in the seder:
Please see: “Suggested items for the Virtual Lilith Seder“
There is no requirement for you to prepare anything, but if you would like to participate along with the readers, feel free to create your own seder plate or have some of the seder items available. We especially recommend some wine or grape juice and some tambourines or noisemakers!
The Haggadah: Please see the Lilith Seder Haggadah in the “Important Documents” list below. If you have attended our past Lilith Seders, this will look very familiar to you. We scanned it, streamlined it and added some updated relevant content and illustrations.
We will display the Haggadah on the screen, so there is no need to print it. You will also notice that we pre-selected readers, whose names are next to the paragraphs. Unfortunately, when using Zoom, there can be only one voice heard at a time, so no group readings or singing. Please feel free to sing along on mute, while we listen to the beautiful voice of our Cantorial Intern Ilana Goldman.
Additional Important Guidelines:
- Mute – We will start the seder with everyone muted. Please keep yourself on mute unless it is your turn to read. We will help you with un-muting.
- Video – Please remember that when using your video, all attendees can see what is in view of your camera. That includes people walking in the background who may be dressed, uh-hum, in less than casual clothing.
- Notification Sounds – Please turn off all notification sounds on your devices.
- Use Speaker View – We recommend that when you join, you are in Speaker View (see “Joining a Zoom Meeting” if you are not familiar with this)