Interfaith Passover Seder for Catholic and Jewish Middle School Students


— David Karp

New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, left, and Abraham H Foxman, right, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, share a laugh as they eat matzah at a symbolic interfaith Passover Seder for Catholic and Jewish middle school students in Manhattan Thursday, April 7, 2011.  Sixty students from The Epiphany School and the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan joined together to learn the story of Passover and discuss common ties binding the Jewish and Christian communities. (Photo/David Karp)

Chametz: The Boardgame the whole family can enjoy.

Purim is over and we are started to prepare for Passover. Cleaning the house, preparing the seders and of course activities to keep the kids engaged.

Hazakah has just come out with a great new Passover-themed board game which the whole family will enjoy &mdash Chametz: The Search is On! I play tested the game with my children ages 4 to 19, and they kept asking to play more. This game would make a great gift or afikomen ransom.

Inspired by the classical board game Clue, but instead of trying identify a murder suspect and murder weapon, we are trying to determine which character left an item of chametz in which room. Here is the premise:

It’s a month before Passover and Colonel Moti invites Rabbi Greenberg to give a Passover lecture or shiur in his home. A variety of snack are served. During the course of the evening, one of the members of the congregation inadvertently leaves an item of chametz somewhere in the house. Who left what, and where did they leave it?

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