Passover this year begins at sundown on Monday, April 22, and Birthright Israel has everything you need to make it a delicious and meaningful celebration. Whether you’re a seasoned seder host or just starting your Passover traditions, this blog is your one-stop shop for resources.

Recipes for a Delicious Passover

Looking for new recipes to tantalize your taste buds? Look no further! Here are some of Birthright Israel Foundation’s favorite Passover recipes from over the years, ensuring there’s something for every plate and every palate. From classic comfort food to unique cultural twists, you’ll find inspiration to create a memorable meal.

Matzah Ball Soup

Matzah balls, or knaidel, are made from matzah meal and probably weren’t eaten during the Exodus, but they were eaten in Ashkenazic homes long before being mass-produced by Manischewitz in the 1930s. Watch The Nosher’s step-by-step video tutorial on how to make chicken soup with matzah balls from scratch, or dive straight in with food blogger Tori Avey’s Yemenite Matzah Ball Soup.

Matzah Lasagna

Passover doesn’t have to be all about matzah balls (although those are delicious, too). 2019 Birthright Israel alum and Professional Chef Alexis Sicklick will show you how to transform matzah into a delightful lasagna, perfect for a weeknight meal during Passover. This matzah lasagna recipe is a creative way to use up leftover matzah and will surely be a crowd-pleaser.

Salmon & Halibut Gefilte Fish

A Passover staple, gefilte fish is almost as debatable a topic as politics. Love it or hate it, you can’t deny its impact on Jewish culture. Skipping the question of loaf versus jar — and don’t even get us started on what type of horseradish, or chrain, to serve with it — this modern and elegant salmon and halibut gefilte fish recipe from Tasting Table is poached in a flavorful wine broth and will satisfy everyone’s palate.

Matzah Brittle with a Chocolate Drizzle

Food blogger and 2018 Birthright Israel alum Erica Eckman, founder of Everything Erica, shares her “heavenly” recipe for matzah brittle that’s drizzled in chocolate, sprinkled with coconut, and covered with chopped pecans. If you somehow happen to find yourself with leftovers, Erica mentions that you can freeze it for up to three months in an airtight container!

Coconut‑Halva Macaroons

Jake Cohen is a New York Times bestselling cookbook author, a 2013 Birthright Israel alum, and the creator of this mouthwatering macaroon recipe featuring coconut, halva, cinnamon, and cardamom. If you want another twist, Jake recommends taking them one step further and spooning on a little tahini, or dipping them in some chocolate and sprinkling on sesame seeds.

Mizrahi Charoset

Traditionally, charoset features apples, nuts, and wine. But did you know there are other delicious variations? This recipe for Mizrahi Charoset incorporates the sweetness of dates and figs, the richness of nuts, and a warm blend of spices.

A Short and Sweet Haggadah

Birthright Israel Foundation has created a special Haggadah to guide you through the Passover story. This concise version features the core elements of the seder, including blessings, the story of Exodus, and an explanation of the symbolic foods on the seder plate.

Passover Fun for the Little Ones

Get your kids involved in the Passover celebration with Birthright Israel’s downloadable Passover coloring pages. Featuring scenes from the Passover story, these pages are a fun and educational way to bring the holiday to life for younger family members.

With Birthright Israel’s resources, you’re all set for a Passover filled with delicious food, meaningful traditions, and lasting memories. Chag Pesach Sameach!