Last Minute Passover Guide to Queens NY – Recipes, Events, Celebrations and More

I am usually hesitant to write a resource list about Jewish holidays because of my complete lack of knowledge on the subject. I grew up in Kew Gardens Queens, a neighborhood where Jewish culture was aplenty, but somehow, none of it ever sunk in.  This year, I thought ” just go for it and embarrass yourself in the name of Queens Mamas. You have done it so many times in the past! Just write a Passover roundup for the  many parents who celebrate and let them tell you how wrong you are about what to do….” Well, here it is!  Please help me, a partially Atheist, slightly Greek Orthodox, Mid Western Episcopalian by adding your comments below add contribute to this list of  Passover resources, ideas, and funny stories.

Have a wonderful holiday!


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Pre Passover Celebrations in Queens NY

On April 11, 2014, there is an Annual Pre-Passover Shabbat Dinner at the Forest Hills Jewish Center as well as a 2nd Passover Seder with a children’s menu on April 15. The RSVP dates for many Seders have already passed but its worth giving a call to see if you can squeeze in.

Community Seders in Queens

April 14th

Community Passover Seder at Young Israel of Sunnyside 

April 15th

Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council’s Community Passover Seder
Hillcrest Jewish Center Community Seder 
Community Passover Seder at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills
Many Many more community Seders can be found here  

Easy Online Guides to Passover in Queens

Chabad of Northeast Queens Pesach Guide  2014
Passover and Kosher Resources in Queens from the awesome website Kosher in Queens

Easy Passover Recipes and Meals

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Passover Recipe Database
Passover Recipe Inspiration on Food 52 
Passover Dessert and Dinner Recipes from Smitten Kitchen
Passover Dessert Recipes from Joy of Kosher
Gourmet Passover Cooking for 2014 from Gourmet Passover Cooking
25 Delicious Ways to Use Matzoh from Buzzfeed
Passover Recipes to Cook With Kids from Tablet Magazine
10 Simple Passover Side Dishes from The Kitchn

Even Easier Passover Meals… Have Someone Else Cook

A&A Gourmet
Fairway in Douglaston
Fresh Direct

Quick & Easy Passover Decor & Activities

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A Beautiful Modern Twist on the Seder Table
Only Martha Stewart could make a “Bag of Plagues” look good. It even comes complete with its own free template.
J Create Magazine’s Passover Edition digital magazine full of crafts, recipes and ideas.
A Passover Story on Your iPad via Primetime Parenting

Passover Celebrity Gossip & Humor…. Cause, Why Not Right?

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Madonna’s Homeless Brother Dishes on the Pop Queen’s Childhood Passover Seders via Tablet Magazine
Manischewitz has been bought by Bain Capitol via the New York Times
Passover Videos on Funny or Die








And last but certainly not least…..

A Passover Parody of “Let it Go” from the movie “Frozen”