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Why Will Seder 2023 Be Different?

Join a Virtual Training Workshop, Thursday 9 February 2023, 11:00 – 12:30 CET

This workshop is aimed at European Jewish community professionals who organize community seders and want to make them better or who want to encourage people to have seders at home and provide them with the tools to do so.

The workshop will have two parts:

A panel discussion on the pros and cons of home versus community seders with Tal Bassali, Marcell Kenesei, and Rabbi David Basok, chaired by Rabbi David Levin-Kruss from Yesod Europe.

This will be followed by a choice of micro workshops where participants will gain insights and skills:

The Exodus Card game: How to recreate a hagada in the 21st century.  Introducing a very simple tool that makes leading the seder simpler and less intimidating. Led by Zsuzsa Fritz, Budapest.

More Than Just Dinner – We will examine traditional and modern meanings behind seder dishes and learn how to use food to make the evening meaningful. Led by Danielle Chaimovitz, Tallinn.

Make Your Seder Interactive – Tips and ideas on how to convert a traditional seder into an unforgettable experience. Led by Rabbi Naftoli Surotsev, Baden-Baden.

Danielle Chaimovitz is a Jewish educator currently living in Tallinn. She loves using food to connect people with their heritage. In December 2022 her book, “Flavors of Judaism – a Culinary Journey Through the Jewish Year” was published in Polish.


Rabbi David Basok is a Straus-Amiel emissary who heads Jewish education in the Jewish community of Tallinn, Estonia, and was previously the rabbi of Wroclaw, Poland.


Marcell Kenesei is director of the JCC Budapest – Balint Haz. He is a board member for the Roma Educational Foundation, Haver, Centropa, the Chairty Taxi Foundation, and the Dutch Jewish Humanitarian Fund.


Rabbi Naftoli Surovtsev is rabbi and educator in Baden-Baden, Germany. He is also known as #wanderingrabbi as he has TikTok, Youtube and Facebook vlogs.


Tal Bassali lives in Venice. Well before corona, she harnessed online tools to  create a Europe-wide not-for-profit school providing Jewish education, family and community support and promoting a theory of change.


Zsuzsa Fritz has been active and involved in the Hungarian Jewish community for over thirty years. She is the  coordinator of the Jewish Learning Center at the JCC Budapest – Balint Haz and educational consultant at Szarvas Summer Camp.


Spaces are limited and priority will be given to Jewish community professionals living and working in Europe/UK.

NB: Join at 11:00-12:30 CET (10:00-11:30 UK, 12:00-13:30 Baltics and Bulgaria).

Please register for the workshop here. We will aim to confirm your place within 5 working days.

To help you get as much from this interactive series as possible, participants are requested to join from a computer rather than a mobile device and to turn on camera mode. We also advise you to update to the latest version of Zoom available.

Please be in touch with us at with any questions.