DMV Passover Guide 2023 / 5783

Updated 4:08 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11th

What sets Passover apart? We’ve been asking this question to colleagues and friends recently and noticed — perhaps unsurprisingly — that we get very few repeat answers. One person said the first thing they thought of was liberation. Ritual, said another. Seder. Bitter tears, a bowl of salt water. A reminder of diaspora. Chocolate-covered matzah. Jewish resilience. Singing with family. A long meal. The four questions. Modern lessons in ancient Jewish wisdom. Spring cleaning.

Perhaps you have your own detail that pops up immediately. It’s the haggadah your family followed when you were growing up. It’s a particular verse from Exodus that unlocked something for you as you came to Judaism as an adult. It’s a story of redemption, of freedom. It’s a story of why stories are so important to pass down, generation to generation, in the first place.

Passover can be any and all of these things. At GatherDC, as we’ve planned our own experiences this year, we’ve never seen the multitude of meanings as a downside. Rather, the beauty of Passover is that everyone can have a seat at the table. As we reflect on and share the story of why we recognize and celebrate Passover, we hope that you and yours can find a Passover experience that feels most significant to you.

…and that’s where this guide comes in! Whether you’re looking for community-organized Seders or the resources to host your own, morning services or evening take-out, chances for community service or the best vegan Passover options you can find, GatherDC’s 2023 / 5783 DMV Passover Guide has got everything you need to make this Passover meaningful, memorable, and true to you.

Chag Sameach – wishing you a happy and healthy Passover, 

The GatherDC Team

PS: Did we miss something? Make sure it gets into the guide by submitting your event, deadline, Seder, gathering, or anything else to our events calendar!

Pre-Passover Events

Sunday, March 12th

Sunday, March 19th

Sunday, March 26th

Monday, March 27th

Tuesday, March 28th

Wednesday, March 29th

Thursday, March 30th

Saturday, April 1st

Sunday, April 2nd

Monday, April 3rd

Seder Hosting and Matching


First Night Seders

Second Night Seders

Thursday, April 6th

More Passover Events

Wednesday, April 5th 

Thursday, April 6th

Friday, April 7th

Saturday, April 8th

Tuesday, April 11th

Wednesday, April 12th

Thursday, April 13th

Sunday, April 16th

Local Passover Noshing

Takeout or Dine-In

Matzah + Bakeries

Online Ordering

  • Equal Exchange
    • Not DMV-based, but offers Kosher for Passover chocolate!

Ways to Give Back

  • American Jewish World Service
    • “Inspired by the Jewish commitment to justice, American Jewish World Service (AJWS) works to realize human rights and end poverty in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.”
  • Capital Area Food Bank
    • “The Capital Area Food Bank is the anchor of the hunger relief infrastructure in our region, providing more than 45 million meals to people in communities across D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.”
  • Capitol Kosher Pantry’s Passover Food Drive
    • ​​​”The Capital Kosher Pantry…is the region’s only kosher food pantry…We help hundreds of Jewish community members throughout Greater Washington put proper food on their tables with dignity.”
  • Federation of Greater Washington Ukraine Emergency Fund
    • “Federation and our partners on the ground in Ukraine continue the crucial work of supporting Ukraine’s 200,000+ Jews — as millions of Ukrainians flee or are internally displaced by the ongoing war. 100% of your gift to Federation’s Ukraine Emergency Fund will support Ukraine’s Jewish community.”
  • Hebrew Free Loan Association of Greater Washington
    • “The Hebrew Free Loan Association of Greater Washington, guided by Jewish values, provides individuals and families with interest-free loans to help them overcome financial challenges or to embrace professional and personal opportunities with dignity.”
    • See more information on Passover micro-loans here.
  • HIAS
    • “Drawing on our Jewish values and history, HIAS provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers around the world and advocates for their fundamental rights so they can rebuild their lives.”
  • Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger
    • “Inspired by Jewish values and ideals, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger is a national organization fighting to end hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel.”
  • World Central Kitchen
    • “WCK is first to the frontlines, providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises.”
  • Yad Yehuda of Greater Washington
    • “[Our mission] is to serve as the Greater Washington Jewish community’s safety net, while seeking to address a variety of community strengthening needs.”

Passover Recipes





Vegan and Vegetarian

Recipe Round-Ups

Passover Resources and Reading


Seder Guides and Supplements