Books on Passover


The list below contains just a handful of the books available that provide information on Passover. These titles are still available for purchase online. In addition, you can contact your local bookstore to see if they can get the book for you.

There are far too many cookbooks for us to list. Many Jewish cookbooks contain a chapter of Passover recipes, so check out those that are already in your bookshelf AND think about calling/emailing relatives and friends for their favorite Passover recipes. 

  • Wolfson, Ron with Joel Lurie Grishaver.  Passover: The Family Guide to Spiritual Celebration
    A detailed presentation on preparing for Passover, the “telling,” songs, ritual and explanations.


  • Piercy, MargePesach For the Rest of Us: Making the Passover Seder Your Own
    Marge Piercy is the author of many novels, including Gone to Soldiers.  This beautifully written book illustrates how she and her friends have carried out the Seder—with contemporary readings, her own recipes and poems.


  • Arnow, David.  Creating Lively Passover Seders: A Sourceboook of Engaging Tales, Texts & Activities
    Details on explanations of the rituals, telling the Passover story, how to present the holiday to youth, and hands-on activities for children.

  • Steingroot, Ira.  Keeping Passover:  Everything You Need to Know to Bring the Ancient Tradition to Life and to Create Your Own Passover Celebration 
    If we remember correctly, the author used to work at Cody’s Bookstore in Berkeley.  This is a classic! A user-friendly and serious presentation on Passover.


  • Strassfeld, Michael.  The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary
    A user-friendly presentation of all of the Jewish Holidays, including Passover.


  • Rush, Barbara and Cherie Karo Schwartz.  The Kid’s Catalog of Passover
    A child-friendly (and thus a parent-friendly) book on how to involve children with the preparation of the Seder and the Seder itself. Excellent! (If you can’t get the hardcover, try the Kindle edition.)