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Your Passover Story

Submit your Passover interview here

As you prepare to spend Passover with loved ones, think of a Jewish woman in your life whom you would like to know more about. Maybe it’s a grandmother, an aunt, or a teacher. Invite her to participate in an interview with you, at a mutually agreed upon time and place. These questions could be asked as part of your Passover seder, but can also take the form of a private, recorded conversation. Ask if she’s willing to be recorded (by audio on a smartphone or computer), and whether the information can be shared with JWA.

Ask one or more of the following questions:

  1. Describe a moment of liberation in your life.
  2. Describe a time in your life when you took a risk. What did you learn from this experience?
  3. When you reflect on the women actors in the Passover story - from Shifrah and Puah, the midwives who saved Hebrew firstborn from being killed; to Yocheved, the mother of Moses; to Miriam, who helped lead the Israelites out of Egypt - what kind of leadership style or action do you most relate to?
  4. What role(s) do women play in your family story?

Once you’re finished, share your reflections and/or audio files by submitting an interview form.

Telling and listening to stories creates a powerful connection. We hope this exercise is meaningful for you and your story-teller and that it sparks connection and inspiration for you both. Thank you for helping us tell a more inclusive, inspiring story this Passover!

This initiative is part of Story Aperture, a new project of the Jewish Women’s Archive, that enables people of all ages to collect and share the untold and underrepresented stories of Jewish women through mobile technology.

Family at Passover Table
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A large family gathered at the table for Passover.
Courtesy of Steinfeldt Photography Collection of the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Your Passover Story." (Viewed on June 23, 2017) <https://jwa.org/stories/passover/fourquestions>.

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