Best Ways To Celebrate Passover 2013 With Kids In Houston

March 15, 2013 7:00 AM

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With Passover coming up, it is important to teach children about the event this holy day commemorates. Passover marks the climax of the events surrounding the 10 plagues of Egypt, that ultimately resulted in the freedom of the enslaved Israelites. There are many events in Houston for children to celebrate Passover and educate them of the importance of the holiday.

Mispacha And Me
Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center
5601 S. Braeswood Drive
Houston, Texas 77096
(713) 551-7200 ext. 4207
www.erjcchouston.org

Date: March 10 at 10 a.m.

Mispacha and Me is an ongoing program that has a different theme each month. For March, Mispacha and Me will have a Passover celebration for Jewish families with children who are up to 6 years old. This will be a specially formatted celebration to educate the youngest children about Passover. Parents who want to bring their children to this event should call about purchasing tickets.

Iron Chef Passover Theme
Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center
5601 S. Braeswood Drive
Houston, Texas 77096
(832) 874-8336
www.erjcchouston.org

Date: March 23 at 7 p.m.

Also hosted by the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center is the Houston Connect 68 program. This program is geared towards sixth through eighth grade students and is a collaboration between the community center and the Jewish student leadership organization BBYO. This year for Passover, the organization will be having a Passover-themed Iron Chef competition. Get ready to knock your taste buds off, Kosher style!

Passover Camp
Camp Young Judea
100 Camp Young Judaea Drive
Wimberley, TX 78676
(713) 723-8354
www.cyjtexas.org

Dates: March 28-31

You don’t have to stay within the city limits to find activities to do for Passover with your children. Jewish families looking to spend quality time together by engaging in activities for both kids and adults over the Passover weekend should take a trip to Camp Young Judea’s Passover camp. This weekend will feature religious observances and kosher for Passover food. Children’s, adult’s and family activities will keep everyone busy for this family camp experience.

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The Model Matzah Bakery
Chabad Outreach of Houston
11000 Fondren St., Suite 104
Houston, Texas 77096
(713) 774-0300
www.chabadoutreach.org

Dates: March 17-24

During Passover, leavened bread is forbidden, so families enjoy matzah. The Chabad Lubavitch Outreach Center offers a class for children and their parents to learn first-hand about how matzah is made. The entire process from removing the chaff from the wheat and grinding it to baking the matzah. After the course, participates get to keep their baking hat, the matzah they make in class and Smurah matzah that is specifically for adding to the table at the family’s Seder.

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Children’s Passover Party
Chabad Outreach of Houston
11000 Fondren St., Suite 104
Houston, Texas 77096
(713) 774-0300
www.chabadoutreach.org

Date: March 31 at 10:30 a.m.

This year, the Chabad Outreach of Houston, an organization dedicated to furthering the Chabad-Lubavitch philosophy and movement, is bringing back its popular children’s passover party. Last year, the party featured games, entertainment and prizes – including a mountain bike to one lucky kid. This year, the event is sure to surpass last year’s. For more details about the party, contact the outreach center.

Crystal Hessong ia a freelance writer and a lifelong, fourth generation Houstonian. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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