The HUC-JIR Library system is home to a wide variety of Haggadot that represent over 600 years of artistic and liturgical creativity.
While some of our facsimile editions or older works are shelved in closed stacks (Rare Book Room or Special collections), many are in the open stacks and available for browsing and check out.
Older works are shelved under BM 675 P4 and newer works under BM 674.6-BM 674.79. Generally, they will be shelved in this order: “traditional” (Hebrew), “traditional” (translations), “non-traditional” (i.e. Conservative, Reconstructionist, Reform, other), and then adaptations for children.
We have an online exhibit of 4 of our illuminated haggadot.
The Library also has a selection of commentaries on the haggadah. Search in the catalog under the subject: HAGGADAH
Selected new items from the collection (call numbers may differ by campus):
Search in the catalog under the subject: PASSOVER COOKERY
Samples from the collection (call numbers may differ by campus)
Search in the catalog under the subjects: PASSOVER MUSIC
Sample recordings from the collection;
Pesah / Union of Reform Judaism
This site give basic information about the holiday, materials for families, children, and congregregations.
Commemorating the Exodus / MyJewishLearning.com
This site has articles on many aspects of the holiday.
Passover / at Aish
This site includes descriptions of the seder, Passover laws and traditions, tips for children, and recipes. http://www.aish.com/holidays/passover/
Passover / Kolel, the Adult Centre for Liberal Jewish Learning
Along with descriptions of the seder, Passover laws and traditions, tips for families with young children, this site has reviews of many popular haggadot. http://www.kolel.org/pages/holidays/Pesach_intro.html
While the Library thinks that these sites are useful, their content is not under our control and may express views that are not shared by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
If you have any further questions about finding information on this, or any other topic, ask your local HUC-JIR librarian or email us.